This is the fourth year Adam and I have gone to the same Tree Farm, located just outside of our city, and the second Clementine has been here to experience it with us. Clementine got to be more involved than last year, which made it all the more special. She was able to walk around the Tree Farm instead of being carried, play in the snow a bit, and just explore. She was more aware of what was going on, and got to join in on the fun!
Buying a real tree has been a part of my family’s Christmas tradition for as long as I can remember, and I can’t imagine a holiday without one. The smell of the fresh tree wafting through our home all of December (and usually into January because I can’t bare to take it down) is just a part of the holiday season for me. It’s incredibly special to me that Adam and I can start the tradition of choosing and cutting down our own tree each year with our own little family! We love the Tree Farm we happened to randomly choose four years ago because it’s not only family run, but they’re incredibly kind people and make you feel so welcome. There is a bonfire with hay bale seats to warm up by, hot chocolate and apple cider in a small, warmed hut, and marshmallows to roast. It’s a special family outing that I hope we will be able to continue on for many years!
Clementine was determined to trudge through the snow by herself, or with minimal help, and thoroughly enjoyed doing so! It was so much fun for Adam and myself to watch her be so independent, and so clearly amazed by all of the trees around her. She was wide eyed, looking around, ready to explore for hours.
Next year we get to go back with two little munchkins, and I can’t imagine how much fun that will be! I’m sure Clementine will give us even more input on which tree she likes too, seeing as she already was super into helping us this year.