Archive for February, 2017

Tree decorating

Posted in Leah, Molly on February 28th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

The day after getting the tree, it was time to decorate the tree.

Tree decorating

The ladder got a lot of use, which was good as it meant we didn’t have a concentrated ring of ornaments around the bottom of the tree.

Tree decorating

Tree decorating

Tree decorating

Tree decorating

There was also an alternate ladder the girls could use to reach up high.

Alternate ladder

Leah was happy to use the Daddy ladder as well.

Leah too

This year, Molly decided she was big enough to put the angel on top. It was a bit of a reach, so I gave her a little support.

Angel on top

Our new ornament from Disney World was a highlight of the tree.

Ornament of the year

Here’s the decorated tree.

Completed tree

Getting a Christmas Tree

Posted in Family outings, Leah, Molly on February 27th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

So, sorry for not posting anything for the past couple of months. But never fear, I’ve been taking pictures along the way and will now catch you up over the next few days. So, think back to December, and pretend the holiday season is just getting started.

This year, we returned to our favorite place to find and cut down a Christmas tree, Greenway Farms. Sadly, they no longer have any White Pines (our go-to tree), so we had to choose something else. We browsed around for a lot longer than the girls wanted to, checking out the Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce, White Spruce, and Canaan Fir. We ultimately found a Canaan Fir we liked (as you can see here) and I cut it down.

Christmas tree seeking

Cutting down a tree is enough work to warm you up, so I ended up taking off my jacket. The girls were complaining about being cold, and each wanted to wear my discarded jacket. They found a fun solution.

Two peas in a pod