Trees and trains

The Train
The Train

We finished getting the 14′ monstrous tree up and decorated early in the week.  It took a lot of shifting and ladder work, but in spite of its Charlie Brown shape, it looks really nice.  My husband declared that we would never put up such a large tree again (after our son dragged in a 17 footer a few years back).  But he brought this one in and we decided to give it a try!

I came home one afternoon this week to find that he had broken out his Lionel train set.  I don’t know how old it is, but it must be from the mid fifties.  It’s larger than HO scale, but I am not sure what it is.  It’s lovely!  We need a little more track, but we have it running around the base of the tree and we have been having some fun with it.  It’s a slightly tight fit, but it should work for the moment.

4 friends enjoying the view
4 friends enjoying the view

Our grandson came to visit today and we had it running for him.  He asked me to sit on the floor together with him and his little friends who were also enjoying the train.  We had some cookies and juice and watched that little engine chug around for quite awhile.  Paddington Bear, the Fawn, Sock doll and Winnie the Pooh apparently decided that they liked the view and stayed put.  Nice fun for a dreary day.

The whole enchilada!
The whole enchilada!
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