Thursday, December 15, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

I am way behind on these blog posts and need to catch up if I am going to print out a book at the end of the year, so here are a few back-to-back posts of the things that we have been up to this last month.

The day after Thanksgiving we bought passes to cut down a Christmas tree with my brother Eric and his family.

Ava thought that it was fun to see snow on the ground.

And she thought that it was even more fun to bend over and pick up a hard chunk of snow. She thought that she had made a snowball and was excited to show it to her dad.

Ava and her cousin Simon are super cute together. We had fun spending some extra time with Eric, Jenny and the boys before they headed home.

Long story short...our tree was a little "Charlie Brown" when Joel found it, but by the time we got it home it was a missing even more branches and needles. We decided that it was so weak that it would have trouble holding ornaments, so Joel drove down to the store and bought a tree. It is a beautiful tree but we love finding the perfect little tree out in the woods so much more. (Guess we got to experience both this year)

Ava was so excited to decorate the tree and loved wearing our Santa hat while doing so.

Having a child makes the holidays so much more fun and meaningful.

We sure love Ava and the joy she brings us each day.

This last picture is just Ava having fun with a strainer and making a cute/funny face.
It was too cute to leave out...and I am sure that she will love me for it some day.