Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Festival of Trees

A visit to the Festival of Trees is our annual pre-Thanksgiving Christmas treat. The trees are pretty, the crafts, Santa, and train are a favourite for the kids, and we all leave singing Christmas carols and ready to begin the holiday season. Which, anymore, starts somewhere around August. At least we hold out until Thanksgiving week!

My very favourite of the displays this year. A Nightmare Before Christmas tree and scene!!! I was so excited and happy. I need those ornaments! Jack and Sally were the tree-toppers. Took lots of photos...

This tree was very red and green, which the boys found festive, so they wanted a photo.

Waiting for the train to pull into the station.

Still young enough to enjoy a visit with Santa. They had a good old chat.

They took a break from the trees to enjoy some crafts in the kids area.

Kel chose to make an ornament where you write wishes on strips of paper and put them inside of it. He spent a lot of time in deep contemplation over his wishes.

Love this. Hello, pot? He wishes for "Antoine to be good". Ha ha!

Horrible photo, but they're so cute with their bear hug. Definitely brothers in spirit, these two.

Finishing off with a few shots of the trees.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The City Museum

Nic had tickets to see a Blues game down in St Louis last weekend, which was excuse enough for me and the boys to tag along and spend an absolutely awesome day at the City Museum. I wonder if I'll ever stop loving that place. Took a few photos when I was grounded and not climbing and sliding myself -- primarily after I'd smashed my thumb and sliced it open while sliding off of a vertical wall and, because of my blood thinners, required professional first aid, lots of bandaids, and a bit of time watching instead of playing. The pictures are pretty self-explanatory, so I'll stop typing now.