Weekend was good! We put up our Christmas tree and listened to Christmas music and it was so much fun... especially for Christos! Christmas really is for kids... he had a blast helping up put up the decorations. He's such a great big wonderful help! Seriously, there is no child who likes to work and clean and help out like he does! We are so blessed.
Here's a little write-up that was in the Citizen today and it talks about my mom and Christos!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree ...
Caroline Phillips, Citizen Special
Published: Monday, November 26, 2007
You could almost smell chestnuts roasting, it felt so close to Christmas at the Fairmont Château Laurier's 10th Anniversary Trees of Hope fundraiser for CHEO.
A large crowd gathered in the ballroom last Monday to admire two dozen trees exquisitely decorated by various businesses and groups, and to bid on silent auction items.
The gals from General Dynamics Canada once again won the team spirit award for their Grinch costumes (including dog Max and Cindy Lou Who). Also no strangers to team spirit were the Ottawa Senators' better halves, who trimmed a beautiful entry. Patrick Eaves' girlfriend, Katie Collins, and Joe Corvo's wife, Angela Corvo, were among those on decorating detail.
The kid-friendly party saw CHEO Foundation board member Deneen Perrin (the hotel's director of public relations) bring her daughter, Sophia Michel, seven, while board member Barbara Hanna was with her niece and nephew, Sydney, 8, and Eric Saikali, 10.
Artist Katerina Mertikas was joined by her cutie pie grandson, Christos Zigoumis, 2, who knows more than a kid should about CHEO, having been treated there for hydronephrosis, a kidney condition. One of Ms. Mertikas' paintings was up for auction, courtesy of Koyman Galleries.
The trees remain on display at the hotel through the holidays. The public is invited to drop by and vote on a favourite and to make a donation to CHEO.