We went and cut our tree down Sunday afternoon. We normally go the first weekend in December, but there's too much going on this coming weekend, (Go Chagrin! The football team is playing for the state championship!) so we decided to go early. It was nice though. Great weather - last year it was snowing and freezing. And we went with a new tree this year, the white spruce instead of a scotch pine. Just in case you were wondering.
There's a tractor hay ride out to the area of the farm that has the type of tree you want. On Saturday there are Amish horse-drawn hay rides which is what we had last year.
(I swear she was looking when I took this.)
Mackenzie really liked the hay ride. She's laughing. Honest.
We tried to get a picture of me with both girls. But only Mackenzie was interested.
Until Mackenzie's turn was over. Then Emma wanted a picture...on my back.
But Mac had to be in on it, too, of course.
My first attempt at getting a Christmas card picture. Didn't work.
While Michael was busy cutting down the tree, the girls were picking little leaves off the ground.
And rocks. Mackenzie was really into the rocks she found.
Second attempt. Not any better. Especially with that long piece of hair right down the middle of Emma's face.
(As soon as we started to move, Mackenzie started to cry and had to sit on my lap. Apparently hay rides are only fun on Mommy's lap. And she's still got the rock.)
After you get your tree, they have a fire and refreshments in the barn. They serve the BEST hot chocolate ever. Plus free s'mores and hot dogs to roast. Oh, and Amish baked goods for sale. We bought a big cinnamon roll - it was the size of a paper plate - and oh my gosh it was so good. We should've bought five.