Monday, November 29, 2010

A Griswold Family Christmas Tree

Determined to make this Christmas tree excursion the best yet, Matt had been going back and forth between tree farms for weeks. You guys, I married Clark Griswold.  We debated a hay ride, cut your own, precut, pointy needles, soft needles, dark green, blueish green, etc. He finally settled on one tree farm he had only heard of, and around 11:00 AM we headed off to fetch our tree.

We drove, and we drove...then we got lunch (during which our car got bumped in the parking lot and now has a chipped bumper), and we drove a little more.  But still, no tree farm was in sight.  Finally, around 2:00  (as in THREE HOURS LATER) we gave up and settled on the only tree source we could find...a grocery store 5 minutes from our house.   That'll teach us to forget the GPS.

We walked the aisles with Jack, looking for the perfect tree.  We found it pretty quickly, but turned around to stop Jack from walking under the tree displays.
Note the sweaty head from several hours in the car.
 As we got Jack, two men came, picked up the tree we had chosen, and promptly walked up to pay for it.  It was just too funny in an ironic I can't believe that just happened kind of way. Dudes swiped the tree right out from under our noses!

We quickly found another one...strapped it to the roof of our car before someone else could grab it, and headed home. 
We (and clearly by we I mean Matt) brought the tree inside, and started the decorating process.

Unfortunately, right around this time Jack developed diarrhea, as well as a 101 degree fever.  Ya know...because the day had gone so smoothly up until that point.

He is a trooper though, after a nap, a few minutes of The Wiggles, and a round of Pedialyte, he couldn't help but be awed by the eight foot wonder in his living room.  He helped Daddy string the lights...
 ...and he helped Mommy put out more decorations.
And then?  Then he decorated the tree.
  Perfection.

18 comments:

  1. This post just made my day! How freaking cute! lol.

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  2. Ha! If ever there was a way to show how your adventurous day came to an end...

    :)

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  3. Haha! After reading how awful your day was, I assumed that when I saw the naked butt, that the end of the story would be Jack pooping on the carpet!

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  4. Awww, just think of the memories you made today. :)

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  5. Love the Naked butt shot, that is so great!

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  6. What a day--but that last pic is SUPER adorable.

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  7. Oh my, what a story...you made my day with Jackie's little tush pic!!
    Great, fun memories! xoxo, Oukie

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  8. That is so awesome!! Loved this post! I can't wait to have a house and to cut down a real tree!:)

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  9. That is awesome. Love that booty!

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  10. Ahhh! Tooo stinkin' cute! Hope your little guy is feeling 100% now...

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  11. Aw, memories! :) I can't wait to get ours!!!

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  12. Hey! So, I have been completely out of the loop for oh about 4 months :-) but am now getting back into the swing of blogging once again! Your little one is DARLING and I hope he is feeling better - we have been battling winter "sickness" at our house! Ugh!
    Love your tree :-) Take care!

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  13. Ha! At least you didn't get stuck under a semi and jump a snow embankment on the way to the tree lot!

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  14. i too thought "what the world are you thinking? a naked diarrhea baby decorating the tree?" :0) Thought for sure that the carpet was going to get decorated as well....

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  15. Haha it was a risk, yes, but he gets such bad diaper rash, so we always give him 15 minutes or so of nudey time.

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  16. Oh my gosh! That is TOO adorable!

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