Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Tree #1

This year, we are putting up two trees.  The first tree will be upstairs - it is in the playroom, so it will just have lights, garland and an angel on top.  We decided to put it up and decorate it tonight!

Here are a few pictures:

The tree on the balcony:

Larry working on the lights - Alex helping :)

Love this smile:

 Looking guilty:

 Making sure the lights work:

Larry putting up the lights and Alex "helping":

 Loves the lights:

Smiley kid:

Running around the tree:
 All lit up:

I know this one is blurry, but I absolutely love it.  He is pointing out the lights on the tree and telling us how beautiful they are:

Silly kid:

As a special treat this year, my grandma (Karen) gave us a train that my grandfather (Bob) used to put under their tree every year.  I have always loved this train, the village the belongs with it and watching Bob put it all together.  I spent many nights watching that train go around and around the tree!  When we told Alex that we had a train to put under the tree this year, I don't think he understood what kind of train we were going to use (he is used to his "Geotrax" sets.  He was in utter amazement when we pulled out the train box, real tracks and began setting it up.  Thank you grandma for allowing Bob's train to live on through this 3 year olds eyes - you will never know what this means to us!

Here are some pictures of setting up the train:

Can you see the pure joy and excitement on this child's face?

Telling us "all aboard":

Someone is happy:

Playing with the remote:

Waiting on Daddy to get it working:


Alex's train set up (an elf from a Santa set, a transformer from his McDonald's meal, a few trees and some snow drifts):

Watching the train:

The final product....minus the angel on top:

1 comment:

Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

I'm having worries over the tree thing already. Last year Sam couldn't walk and he was barely crawling. There were no tree "issues". This year we're going to have a tree that's top-heavy and naked from the waist down.

Love the cute shots of Alex. Too cute!