Thursday, December 14, 2006

National Christmas Tree

On our way to the TREE!


We got a new stroller. It is a sit and stand one. The baby carrier hooks into the front ( I was wearing Haley in my front pack during this particular picture). We like it, cause Jake and Kristin can both fit on the back. It was on clearance at Babies R Us, which is why we got this particular model, but it works! Our old double stroller, we had lost (or who knows, it's somewhere in the move) the attachment where you can attach the baby carrier, which makes it pretty useless. Plus, it has gotten so much use, it's trashed! Now we have 2 double strollers...let's go to Disneyland!
Here's your National Christmas Tree:



We went downtown the other night for one last hurrah! We went to see the National Christmas Tree. It was pretty cool. They have a tree decorated for every state. Some organization donates the stuff to decorate it. It is usually done by a girl scout troop, or school, or something. Around the bottom of the Christmas Tree, there are tons of train sets that are going. The kids loved watching that! It was such a gorgeous night out! Here's another crappy pic of the kids...still can't figure that whole flash thing out...honestly, I haven't tried...too much to do!
I took this picture so that you could see the White House on the left side of the Christmas Tree. You can see more of the train sets too. Okay, here are pics of some of the state trees. All of the trees are exactly the same height, and they all have see-through ornament balls. Each state decorated the inside of them.



Here's the Oregon State Tree. It was kind of cheesy, all they did was put ribbons in their ornament balls.

Here is the Utah State Tree:


It was decorated pretty cool, with snow in the bottom of all of them, and ski's and such in the snow...then some of them had sand and the arches...



Here's the Nevada Tree, just for you Erin. I honestly don't remember what the balls had in them...
Oh, I forgot to tell you about what happened on the way home. We saw the presidential motor cade. He must have been out shopping, but we were stopped at a light, and he came (with his enterage - however you spell it) past us. Pretty cool...for some odd reason, our family keeps seeing the presidential motorcade...David in Indiana (I think), Troy and Doug in Wyoming (on their way to the BYU vs CSU game), and us in DC. What are the odds? I tried to take a picture...but this was all I got...


4 comments:

NASA said...

Cool stroller! That one looks like it doesn't weigh 200 pounds! Maybe it's not your picture taking skills that are lacking...perhaps your children move a LITTLE too much to get a night shot! The trees are cool though!!

SFNielsens said...

So fun! Yah, I've heard about those sit and stand ones. Looks like it will work. I would love to see what you've been seeing someday. Good-luck with the big move. Love the sweet card I just got.

Skinner Family said...

I see NEvada, Utah and Oregon... Have you forgotten your Californian roots???

jen said...

Sorry Laura! Actually, the trees were in alphabetical order, and the beginning of the alphabet was over by where they held concerts (elementary schools, etc) every night. It was so crowded, we didn't make it to that side...we wanted to though, they even had a nativity there we wanted to see.