Sunday, December 23, 2012

O Christmas Tree!

We've had really spotty internet the last few days, so I haven't been able to share our Christmas tree adventure.  
This year we went to a new tree farm.  There is a ridiculous lack of tree farms in the upper end of the Valley.  So we headed towards Ottawa and checked out the Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm.  Boy did we pick a great spot.
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Of course, Daddy couldn't resist getting a picture of Momma and Ella.
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I'm a little taller than normal because my boots have heels.  But that really is how tall Ella is getting.
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We hopped on the wagon and headed out.  This year we wanted to try a Fraser fir.  I've heard they won't drop needles and were nice and strong (I have heavy old ornaments).  The trees were gorgeous.  Nicely trimmed but didn't look like bottle brushes -I hate that.
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Someone missed coffee break on the way down (bad Momma) and had a bit of a meltdown because we were taking too long.  But it made a cute picture.
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We finally found the perfect tree.  Luckily we had Daddy along, he's perfect for measuring tree height.  Daddy stands tall and reaches up, that's just about right for our 9 ft ceiling.
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Heading back to the pick up location.  Standing around waiting isn't Ella's cup of tea, so she and I walked back to the main building.  Daddy had a bit of a sad time waiting for the tractor.  He kept thinking Mom would step out from around  the trees.  Mom loved finding the perfect tree.
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Meanwhile, Ella was having a grand time on the sledding hill.  This is her first time sliding down a decent hill.  Before she's only had the snow pile in the yard. She had so much fun, but thought there should be a tow truck for the return trip up hill.
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Then we headed inside for some lunch and hot cocoa. Prices were reasonable and the food was delicious.  And the staff really friendly.  Daddy wanted to bring the whole building home for a house .  In fact it was bigger than our entire house!
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Ella would have been happy if we could have stayed all day.  She loves playing on these large 'square' bales.  They also had a regular play area.
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We had a great time.
Christmas tree
Ella did a great job decorating the tree.  She had most of it done by the time I had all the special stuff unwrapped.  The tree isn't really on a funny angle, our living room isn't big enough for me to get a good picture.  Also, you can't really see out silver star, but it's there.  I've really got to get my wrapping done today.

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