Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Festival of Trees



In continuation with my last "this is what we did today" post, I thought I'd tell you about our day at the Festival of Trees last Saturday. We had a fun-filled family weekend!

KJ's children's choir performed at the Festival of Trees, so we went down there on Saturday morning. She sang so beautifully. I took some videos with my camera, but they're not very good, and TJ was trying to swing from my coat the while time, so it's really unsteady. And you can't see KJ very well, so sorry if this makes you dizzy. KJ is in the front in red, next to the girl who keeps leaning forward, so you can only see her when the other girl leans forward.
video

Afterward, we took the kids around to look at the trees. If you aren't familiar with the Festival of Trees it is a charity event where people donate amazingly decorated trees and they hold an auction to sell the trees. Every penny of proceeds from the event goes to Primary Children's Hospital. Walking around, and looking at all the beautiful trees, and seeing the signs that said "In Loving Memory..." with a picture of a child who had died this year, or a child who is fighting cancer. I was seriously affected by it. I wish I had the extra $1000 to buy a tree for the cause.

It was very touching.

It was also fun to see the kids light up, and get excited about the different trees. Also, I was amazed at the gingerbread houses. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to see those, my agoraphobia was kicking in, and I was getting tired of chasing TJ & Peter, who wanted to run wild, and I was anxious to get out of there, so no pictures of the gingerbread houses.

Here are some pics of the kids and some of their favorite trees.


15 comments:

devri said...

Fun I love going to that place.

Btw- your family is beautiful.

Jan said...

That is as good as it gets right there. How fun Sher. Beautiful kids.

Annette Lyon said...

It's such a good cause. My nephew is alive, in part, to the good people who were at Primary Children's in the mid-80s. They'll always have my gratitude.

Andrea said...

I don't think we'll make it this year to the festival, but it is kind of sad because I have read a lot of blogs on it this year.

Erin said...

I've never been to the Festival of Trees. It looks amazing.

Oh, and I like your playlist on the side too. I might just keep it up for a while so I can listen to the pretty music.

debilyn said...

beautiful children, beautiful trees, beautiful cause...
loved this post!

Mikki said...

Sweet! I remember going once when I was little with my mom and grandma. Your kids are so adorable!!

Jessica said...

I wanted to go this year but we didn't make it. I think it's neat that you have KJ in a singing group. She looks so pretty!

da Bergs said...

I love the grench. I love the tress. But, most of all I love the cute children!!! THAT is what Christmas is all about!

Tink said...

How great! You've been doing some fun Christmas activities...making some great memories! Love it.

Scrappy Girl said...

What a great event...wish we had one here. Boo hoo! Hope they raised lots of money for a great cause!

Nick and Stacey said...

I absolutely love the festival of the trees. I use to play there every christmas. Cute picture I miss seeing those elaborately decorated trees! Thansk for the cute pictures to remind me how fun it is!

Elizabeth said...

Love the pictures!!
Sorry we couldn't get together last month--my brother came in to town a little early and the days just flew by. We'll be back within the year, though, so I'm sure to see you then! :)

liz

Mina said...

What a neat event. How wonderful that your daughter got to participate. Looks like a good time.

tammy said...

Love all the pics. My friend's grandma helped start the Festival of the Trees, and so she has a couple trees that she does every year. She starts planning in Februrary for the next one. You should see her closets packed full of stuff.