Thursday, December 2, 2010

The search for the perfect tree!

After a failed trip to San Francisco over Thanksgiving Day weekend, I was pretty sad.  So, my wonderful husband knew the best way to cheer me up was to get in the Christmas Spirit!  We packed up a picnic lunch and headed off to Ramona (about 45 minutes away) to look for a Christmas tree.  We wanted to have the experience of chopping down our tree.  When we got there I realized that the only way I was going to get the tree I wanted was to buy it already cut.  I love the noble fir trees and those don't grow in CA so I had to buy one that was imported from Oregon.  The trip was still a ton of fun though.  The kids got to see Santa, decorate cookies, make an ornament and bounce in the bounce house they had.  Then we ended the trip with a long picnic at a wonderful park.  The tree is now up and the house decorated (more on that to come!)

Visiting with Santa
 Decorating Cookies
 Searching for a tree
 The one we originally picked!
 He LOVED hanging and sliding across.  Over and over and over.
 He can never get enough sliding in!
 Brothers!
 My boys.
 Cheese!