Thursday, December 11, 2008

Reindeer Really Do EXIST?

I apoligize in advance for these photos - they are from my phone and really fuzzy.

On to the story! We took Murphy on the Polar Express train ride a couple of weeks ago and as part of the experience Santa boards the train and gives each child a bell from one of the reindeer's harness - just like the story in the book goes. After this an elf comes by to tell each one which reindeer their bell came from. So they were walking through the train car telling the kid two seats down that his bell came from Blitzen and the next that his came from Donner and she turned to Murphy and told him that his bell was from Rudolph. He turned to me with the biggest eyes and says, "he's real?"

Christmas Magic. Love it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tree Cutting

We have been so lucky for the last two years, we have tagged onto one of my dearest friends' family Christmas Tradition and been able to go with them to go cut down a tree. My family used to do this sort of thing when I was little and I love being able to pass these fun things onto Murphy. So here is what we came away with - it is seriously just perfect.

Photos by Trina
The poor thing has fallen down not once - but twice since putting it up a couple of weeks ago, but it is still pretty as can be (after we tore all of the ornaments off and re-trimmed the tree). I think that we have figured out the stand - but then again it is still three weeks until Christmas.


Zoo Lights Rock

We took Murphy to go see the zoo lights with his little friend Ali. They had sooo much fun looking at all the lights! Well worth the price of admission. Though the kids were a little worried when we couldn't see Nelman the Zebra because he was sleeping - but the cheetah was more than happy to to us and looked as though he was ready for a late night snack!