Unfortunately, because we are so late in selecting one, there were no tall trees left and we had to settle for a shorter one this year. But that is not a problem because purchasing it will be a wonderful memory we will have for the rest of our lives.
Little LW went with us and helped. We borrowed BSB’s truck and picked up LW from his school early. As always, he was very excited to see me. He ran into my arms and turned back to tell his teacher, “Oma is here!” Wow, what a moment.
Then we went outside to see Papa waiting in the truck. LW literally yelled when he saw him. He really loves his Papa and gets excited every time we are around. It is so heart warming.
Off we went to the local tree lot to try and find a 9-foot or taller tree. My conversation with LW in the car went something like this:
“LW, do you want to help Oma and Papa pick out a Christmas?”
“Do you want to help Papa put the tree in our house?”
“Yep, I will do it with Papa. Where are the ducks?”
“I think the ducks are gone night night. Do you like the Christmas tree lights?”
“Yep. Look, a BIG TRUCK.” (There was an eighteen-wheeler on the road.)
Gosh, this was fun!
We knew finding a 9 foot tree was probably a long shot and sure enough, we settled for 7 (almost 8) foot tree. However it has a pretty shape – nice and narrow for our foyer.
Then we took the tree home.
Of course LW really sprung into action trying to help carry the tree and then screw in the base.
I was holding the tree up while the “boys” fitted it to the base. I looked down and there were two sets of legs coming out from under the tree, one big and one small. How cute!
|LW was very proud of himself. He is such a good helper.|
This was definitely one of those memories you live for.