Dec 1, 2014

Picking Our Tree

In the past I have meticulously chosen holiday themed outfits for my children in preparation for our annual visit to Yawn Station Christmas Tree Farm and the ritualistic picking of our family tree.  This year we had a nine day old baby, and I figured out that opening day at the tree farm was the next morning on my drive back from picking up take-out.  The result was a last minute trip to the tree farm with three little ragamuffins and one slightly underdressed newborn who had to miss out on the fun in favor of staying warm in the truck with mama.  At least I will have a chance to redeem myself in a few weeks when we return to pick up our tree.

The kids did not care that their outfits were uncoordinated and their hair was a mess.  They literally sprinted out of the truck to the playground and proceeded to have a fabulous time...

 Mr. Gersch adds something new to his playground every year, and our kids were super excited about this new addition...



 Daddy and the kids decided to go with a pre-cut tree since it's still a bit of a rebuilding year for the trees on the farm and they wanted a really BIG one...
 Watts's face is priceless...I think he was mad that his playtime was interrupted to choose a tree...
 Train ride time!  Our kids love Yawn Station, and Mr. Gersch and his family always go the extra mile to make you feel right at home.  As a matter of fact, I think you have reached a whole other level with your Christmas tree salesman when he comes to your truck to meet your newborn and kisses her on the forehead.  As long as there is a twig for sale on this farm our tree will always come from Yawn Station...

 The girls loved the special guest in their train car...
 I don't know how Watts was not freaking out.  He is usually terrified of dogs, even little ones...


We are looking forward to visiting the farm again soon to pick up our big tree and pick out a smaller one for the kids!

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