Well as promised here are the pictures from our trip last night to see the lights that they put up at our zoo! It is the biggest light show in out city and it is beautiful!!!! Bunny and Pup went last year with Dad while I was shopping. This year I went too! It was something that we decided to do rather quickly since our zoo membership was ending and we wanted to see the lights before it really got cold! It was amazing!!!!!! We ate dinner at the zoo diner which is where the lions and bear lived years ago! The kids love to eat in the old cages! 🙂
After that we went out to see the singing lights! This display is synchronized to Christmas music and Bunny wanted to dance! 🙂 Of course Pup joined her! After they danced a bit, we saw a ice sculpture and watched him make Santa out of a block of ice! It is so cool what they can do with ice!
Then we were off to see the biggest tree in the zoo!!!! It is covered with blue lights and just awesome to see! We walked through the lights for a while on our way to see Santa (and to warm Pup’s hands up)! Bunny has never wanted to really talk to Santa (she has always been a little shy) and Pup is still scared to death of him! 😉 However, Bunny decided that she wanted to talk to Santa, so we stood in line to see him! Pup joined us too and she went up and looked at him (from about 10 feet away!) Bunny actually told him what she wanted! 🙂 It was really sweet!
We followed this milestone moment up with a ride on the train and the carousal! Pup was excited to ride a zebra (it is her favorite animal) on the carousal! She loved it! Bunny rode the elephant (her favorite animals at the moment). After that we were able to get right on the train! Pup had been very concerned about the animals being able to get her while we were on the train because it goes out around the African animal exhibit! The only way she would get on it was being assured that the animals were in their homes! 🙂 So we got on and she LOVED it! She grinned the whole time and said it was her favorite (after riding a Zebra of course)!
We had a really wonderful time together and it was a really special moment! I was reading an article the other day about how kids will really remember the good times you spend together! It was a good reminder and it is part of what got us out to the zoo! And it really was worth it! I love taking time for family! It was also a great little tie in with our Prophecy this week “The People who walked in darkness have seen a great Light” Isaiah 9:1. My hope is that this is something that will be a memory for the girls of time with mom and dad! What things do you do in your family to build memories and spend time together?