Saturday, December 17, 2011

Festival of Lights

Tonight we went to the Christmas Lights at the zoo.  I have to be honest, I was really tired, and I did not want to go at first.  Darling Daughter is coming down with a cold (again), and neither one of the boys had naps.  I was honestly thinking that the entire thing would turn into a giant fiasco.  

When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised that our membership let us get in for free, and even ride the train around the zoo.  We decided to visit Santa first, before the line was too long.  We saw the giant bearded man, relatively quickly.  Son #1 had no problem running up to him and jumping onto his lap.  Son #2 was a little hesitant.  I mentioned to him that if he sat on his lap, Santa would give him a candy cane, and that was all it took!  Hubby later told me that this was probably not something we'd want to encourage in the future, getting candy from strange men to sit on their laps!  Darling Daughter was not happy with Santa, at all, so I ended up in the picture.  Unfortunately, I don't have a picture to post on here, because our scanner is still packed in a box somewhere but believe me it was FUNNY!

After that, we waited in another line for the train.  Son #1 insisted on sitting in the stroller during this time, while Darling Daughter and Son #2 ran around and played.  Finally, we arrived at the front of the line, and the kids were so excited to ride the train.  Here's a good pic of Hubby and the kids, before boarding the train:

Even though they don't look like it here, the boys were super excited.  I'm really not sure what's up with their stoic expressions in the photo!

Then we loaded the train to see the lights.

After the train ride, we promised the boys they could look at the glow-in-the-dark toys that they were selling.  The boys picked different glowing glasses, which looked really cool.  Son #2 was mesmerized by his the rest of the night!

Overall it was a lot of fun, and afterwards the kids collapsed in their beds where they'll hopefully snooze all night long!


  1. Darling daughter looks too cute! Looks like you all had a fun night!

  2. I knew you would like that picture of her! She was hamming it up!


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