And not only because it is a mere 30 degrees outside.
For Zayd's first Christmas we started what I hope will be a Mammen family Christmas tradition: we drove out to Devine and chopped down our own Christmas tree! There was so much to do at Devine Acres Farm and I would highly recommend it to other elves looking for the perfect tree.
Our first stop was to snap some photos of the little guy enjoying the farmin' lifestyle.
Drivin a tractor:
We toyed with the idea of a tree that was just Zayd's size:
But ended up settling on the fattest, bluest tree on the lot:
And Daddy set to work choppin it down with an old fashioned saw.
Daddy hauled the tree to get back on the hayride and we headed to the tree processing center where they shook that poor tree to within an inch of its life.