Thursday, December 23, 2010

Catching up with Christmas

We love Christmas around here! But with our crazy renos and our nasty bout of the flu, our celebrations were put on hold for a while. As soon as we were all feeling better, and once all the paintbrushes and building supplies had been put away in the crawl space, we decided to make up for lost time!

First up, the lighted fire truck parade... just down the street from our house! We picked up some hot chocolate and donuts from Tim Horton's. Then we found a spot on the side of the road, sat down and watched as the trucks rolled by. So much fun! Trucks and Christmas lights- a little boy's dream!

We loved the old-fashioned fire engine

Yay! The Langford Trolley bus, pulled by a reindeer!

More reindeer, this time on top of a fire engine

This one was moving pretty fast, but don't the lights look fun all blurred like that?

I think this one won for most lights!

The next night, we headed downtown to see the lights around the harbour...

Aren't the Parliament Buildings pretty?

I love the Empress. We went here on our honeymoon... It's a gorgeous old hotel, and it gets all decked out for Christmas!

Every year they hold the Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital. We took in every single sparkly tree.

And nibbled Rogers' Chocolates Santa lollies.



Upcoming Christmas catching-up? Wrapping gifts, visiting Santa at the mall, an evening at the oh-so-sparkly Butchart Gardens, the outdoor nativity pageant, and some more baking!

Guess I'd better get a move on...


  1. What sweet Christmas festivities! I love looking at lights, and the parade sounds like it was so much fun. I'm gonna be so sad in a few days when Christmas is over!

  2. Wow! There are so many wonderful lights! Now, that's definitely the way to catch up. Glad you're having so much fun with the family, Erin!

  3. I love the Parliament Buildings at Christmas. So glad you're feeling better & are able to get out & do so many fun & festive things!

  4. It all looks so pretty and so sparkling and magical. Can imagine the smiles on those boys faces!


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