Sunday, December 14, 2008

Someone ordered Snow

Here's whats on tap for the next few days, wonder if it will be around again for Christmas. The Canady's are from Texas, where it snows once a millenia

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tree Day!

The weather was great today (read No rain!), so we decided to head out to the country and find ourselves a tree to put in the house. We ended up at a local tree farm (same place we got our pumpkins) and proceeded with the long and arduous journey of finding the perfect Christmas tree. The farm also had some added attractions for the kids for a family affair. Well we are just about ready for the Canady Family visit. Nana, Papa, Great Grandma and Great Aunt Shirley will be visiting this year for Christmas. Hope they like the tree!

"Hmm, which way do I go here, jeez these hay mazes are so confusing!"

Tyler attempting to set a new land speed record for sliding down a corrugated plastic pipe.

Just hanging out looking for the perfect tree
(that likely wont fit in our house and my husband has to carry)
This is the one? Doesnt look that big....Ryan can cut this down and carry it, and set it up no problem....

The cutting of the tree!

Hmm this didnt look that big when it was in the ground...pushing 8' with this one!
Good thing we have vaulted ceilings!

We decided to convert to LED lights this year and that included the ones for the tree, we like'em.

Here is the tree all decorated and ready for presents (that all depends on the boys and the naughty and nice list)

Time for another update, trying to stay on top of things around here with the holidays is definitely easier said than done. Anyhow, Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday we decided to get out of the house and go to the Evergreen Aviation Museum for some history. This is the musuem that houses the Spruce Goose (the ginormous wooden airplane that Howard Hughes built, think that movie the Aviator was about this).

Here is Tyler manning the guns of a bomber, I still think he has a ways to go before he can handle this one.
Liam checking out what its like to be in the driver's seat in the interactive learning section of the musuem

This is a Ford Tri Motor (commonly called the "Tin Goose"). It was both a passenger and mail carrier.

This is the famous "Spruce Goose" (our buddy Joe standing there at the bottom), I couldn't even get a picture of the whole thing its so big.
Here's Ty checking out what its like to fly the airplane. This was another interactive unit in the education section.