Saturday, December 1, 2007

Tis' the Season

Snowman tree

Superman theme decorated Christmas tree

It is officially Christmas time! Santa came to Tooele today and we welcomed about 8 inches of snow. It snowed all day and while it is pretty to look at, we realized that we have no snow gear (snowpants, boots, gloves, etc.) and so the kids really can't go and play outside yet! BRRRR!

On Thursday we went to Salt Lake and attended the Festival of Trees. It is a fundraiser for Primary Childrens Hospital that happens every year. People decorate and donate Christmas trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses, and all sorts of crafts that are auctioned off. Before the buyers take them home, it is open to the public for all to see. They have 2 stages at either end of the huge conference center and choirs sing, children dance, and of course there are sweet treats. There are probably at least 700 decorated trees and I told the kids to pick their faves and we would take a picture. It was difficult to pick just one, so here are some of our favorites!

Noahs ark- made of gingerbread

at the far left is the most intricate gingerbread creation I have ever seen. you can't really tell from the picture but it is a dragon, complete with lights.

a mini dinosaur tree

huge playhouse, that had an upstairs!

My dad borrowed a wheelchair for the kids after awhile, I forgot the stroller.

Darth Vader tree. Jonah's expression fits the tree! Scary!


My little pony



Hello kitty

My favorite, an upside down fairy theme!

1 comment:

Murray Family said...

How fun!! I would love to see all those trees! I want to see a photo of the 8 inches of snow. We just ordered a coat for Owen too. We were a little behind on getting warm clothes too!