Sunday, December 16, 2012

TubaChristmas and a Visit with Santa ~

Today was the 17th annual TubaChristmas in our local town.  The first TubaChristmas was held at New York City's Rockefeller Plaza ice rink in 1974.  You can read about it here.  This year there were 125 tubas of all varieties and the participants ranged in age from 11 to 88.

Many go to great lengths to decorate their instrument.

Jake and I also visited Mrs. Claus' Kitchen to visit with her and Mr. Claus.

A not-so-serious tête-à-tête with Santa.  

A couple pictures of Loocie . . . just because she is so darned cute :)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  
Please continue to pray for the victims and their families in Connecticut.  I, along with most of the world, continue to ask "why?".  It is just incomprehensible.  May God Bless them.
Hugs :)


WoolenSails said...

I missed our town's festival of lights, was at night and I was too lazy to go back out. We did a lot when the kids were little, so I have lot of wonderful memories.


marly said...

Never saw a fancy shmancy tuba.

acorn hollow said...

The tuba concert looks like fun. Jake is growing like a weed. Miss B is doing elf on a shelf so she was sure to show me where he was sitting that day.

Beckyjean said...

Love how those tubas are all decked out in their finest. Looks like a wonderful time. Jake's smile say it happy.

Have a wonderful night~Becky

Kim said...

That tuba fest looks like a lot of fun! I love how they decorate them and everything. Jake looks great. No more toothless grins :)

Primitive Stars said...

Great festive much fun, Jake looks cute with, Santa and Mrs.......thoughts and prayers for the families, Francine.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Lauren,
The tuba festival sounds like a lot of fun, and what a handsome grandson you have. Does he live close? What fun Christmas will be for you with a grandchild his age. Lucie looks so cute...

Larkrise garden girl said...

The tuba fest sounds like fun. Your grandson is so cute! Love that doggie what a face.HUgs Cheri

My Colonial Home said...

Oh what a spectecal that must have been...FUN!!!
What a darling grandson you his smile.
Merry Christmas Lauren

Farm Girl said...

What a fun day! Lovely pictures today Lauren.
So glad you had a nice weekend.

Janice said...

What fun! Wonderful to pics of Jake and, of course, Loocie.

The Barn Door said...

Hi Lauren!! That Jake is growing up isn't he!! And Loocie is just too cute!

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a fun time! Good to see Jake's smiling face!!! Loocie looks quite serene.
Have a good week,