Saturday, November 26, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!!!

This year my mom combined birthday gifts for Brianna and Jonah (whose birthdays are literally 30 days apart) and got us a family pass to the zoo. We are blessed to have a very good zoo where we live, in fact it's considered one of the top zoos in the country. It recently went through some major renovations and is looking incredible! Every year they do an incredible Christmas lights display called The Festival of Lights. The entire zoo is decked out and it also gives you that rare chance to see the nocturnal animals awake and active, which is always really fun! This year they have also switched over all of their lights to LED lights to be more green and the display is completely new, so that was a great surprise! Last night we decided to take advantage of our new passes and kick off the Christmas season by spending a few hours at the festival.

Walking in

Mrs. Frosty the Snowman

Looking at the light display around Swan Lake.

Flamingos are so cool!

Micah with Uncle Josh.

Touching the lights.

Those bats were HUGE!!!

Walking Bear Hill

Trying to point out the bears to the kids. They were black bears so they were kind of hard to find in the dark.

Happy kids (Jonah looks drunk but he wasn't...I promise!!!)

Enjoying some hot chocolate outside the polar espresso.

Looking at the bonobos. They were picking each others fur..it was pretty cute!

What's a trip to the Festival of Lights without a gingerbread man!?!? (And a pose on a gorilla statue!!)

Uncle Josh and Uncle Chris

Mom, Chris and Josh

It was a great night! Merry Christmas!!!
Today we are decorating the house and getting ready for Advent to start tomorrow. That means putting the finishing touches on our Advent fun for this year. I'll post more about it later! Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Katie said...

What a fun present! We used to always go to the festival of lights as a family!