Monday, December 8, 2014

Festival of Trees 2014

The Festival of Trees was held last weekend at the SouthTowne Expo.  I borrowed Kathy's van and the girls and I made a day of it.  First was the challenge of getting THREE carseats and a single AND a double stroller plus three adults and three babies loaded up into the van.  
It was tight but we made it:)  

We started the afternoon with lunch at Mimi's Restaurant.  It's a great lunch spot.  The food is great and the atmosphere is fun.  Plus it is just five minutes from the Expo Center.  It was a good thing is was close because when we got to the ticket counter I realized that I left my credit card at the restaurant:(  Luckily I was able to get it back and only lost 20 minutes in the process....

We had a nice time at the Festival looking at all of the amazing trees.  Most of them are so beautiful and creative.  They run the gamut of princess trees, to rustic trees to cartoon trees to elegant trees.  They are all really fun!   There are so many that we didn't get to see them all.  
I love the whole festival but a highlight is the gingerbread houses.  

Sarah and Henry loved the superhero tree.

Rafe loved the Frozen tree with Anna, Elsa and Olaf.
Kendra loves the rustic western trees with horseshoes and burlap.

Here are a couple of the gingerbread houses...

I thought this was creative.  Tangled.  Rapunzel's hair is made of yellow twizzlers.

Sleeping Beauty's Cottage. 
The roof was made of shredded wheat.

Wow to this one!

I loved the gingerbread manger scene as well:)

People really are so creative!  We had a nice time being together even though it was a little hectic with all the little ones.  I am hoping that this will be a tradition for us every year:)

1 comment:

  1. My--My! What a FUN time!! Thanks for taking those pictures of the Gingerbread houses--(and TEMPLES and stuff!!) How fantastic!!
    We took our Activity Days girls Wednesday night to our local Blackfoot Christmas Tree Fantasy--and it was kind of a 'drop in the bucket' compared to the one YOU went to!! :) I'm glad they have one locally, though--it's better than NOTHING! ha!