Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Festival of Trees!

At the beginning of December, we went to the Festival of Trees! It is one of our traditions and it always starts off Christmas for me!

We decided the first thing we were going to do is go see Santa. That way the kids were not tired and cranky. I wanted a picture of my girls with Santa!

This is Ayla waiting in line!

Ashlyn waiting!

My picture didn't turned out as planned! LOL!!
Ashlyn wouldn't go near him!

Here is one of Lane and Ayla!

I had to pay for a picture of Ayla with him because for some odd reason my camera would not focus when it was just her. 

Ayla talking to Santa!
You can kinda see that the picture above is a little blurry. That is what it was doing.

After Santa, we went and looked at the gingerbread houses. I am always amazes at all the hard work that goes into these things! I like to decorate cakes and I know how much work goes into it!

This one was huge and it rotated!

Here is Ayla with it, see how it is at a different angle? It was spinning!

I thought this "Sugar Rush" from "Wreck it Ralph" was adorable!

They had a least three "Despicable Me" gingerbread houses! I liked this one!

I took a picture of this pretty log cabin and later I notice the "Doctor Who" one in the corner. I was happy to show my nice, Brooke because she is now 13 and "Doctor Who" is her favorite thing right now. If you see my Halloween post from this year, she is dressed as one of the doctors.

This one made me happy because it was "Peter Pan!" I love Disney!

I loved how they painted Micheal, John, Wendy and Peter Pan on the clock!
It makes me want to go to Disneyland! But then a lot of things make me want to go to Disneyland! It is one of my favorite places to be!

And I thought this was the best "Despicable Me" gingerbread house!
We just watched "Despicable Me 2" last Tuesday and loved it!

After the gingerbread houses, we were off to see all the beautiful trees!
I took a lot of pictures but I am only showing a few because it would make this post forever long!

I thought this elf one was super cute!

I had a hard time getting the kind of pictures I wanted of the trees because I was in a wheelchair. I can't walk for long periods of time with this pregnancy. It will send me into contractions. I had them the day after, Halloween which scarred me because I was only half way through. They were 5 to 10 minutes apart and lasted for 3 hours. Then it happened again a week later and that is when I noticed it happened when I would walk for a long period of time. Since then, I have taken it a little easier and I haven't had them since.

I loved the librarian from "Monster's University!"
I loved how Lane and Ayla played it up!

I thought the "Finding Nemo" aquarium one was the coolest!
Once again, it was hard to get a good picture! There were a lot of people there too of course.

I took pictures of it in pieces! 
If you look close, you can see that some of the bubbles are Mickey heads! I loved the volcano too!

I loved how they had a tube of water going up the middle of the tree!

They named it, "Finding Christmas."

And of course I loved the log cabin with Mickey heads for shingles!

I thought this Halloween one was cute!

This one was interesting, it had chandeliers throughout the tree and one upside down on the top.

This one was cute with the bed!

You can't really tell in the picture but the tree is inside the sled.

This one took you back in time, it had one of the first black and white T.V! And if you look on the left side of the picture, you can see "The Jetsons" robot!

Lane loved this "Super Man" one! He stayed by it for a while!

I thought this Mrs. Santa and Santa were crazy! Someone went into a lot of work sewing them together!

I thought this "Rudolph" one was cute!

After the trees, we let Ayla do the bubble machine.

Here she is!

And here is a picture of me in my wheelchair with Ayla! She loved riding on my lap for most of it!

We had a wonderful time at the Festival of Trees!

All who went was, my Mom, my sister, Marion, Lane, my two girls and me!

1 comment:

Nancy Face said...

I wish there was a Festival of Trees here, but there's not! I would LOVE to see all those amazing things in person!

Also, it's awesome that you're allowed to use your own camera with Santa! All the ones I've seen require you to buy their photo!