Just a few final thoughts and pictures to share from our weekend!
Sunday, after getting home from our trip, I took my nap, we had lunch and Teagan insisted she didn’t need a nap. But when I explained that she had the opportunity to go to the Zoo and see Santa later and that it was her responsibility to take a nap first… she quickly changed her tune. Jeff called me back about 20 minutes later… to find her bed empty!
I also took a few shots of some of the dried or artificial flower arrangements in my Aunt’s home. I’ve stored them at my photo blog.
And then there was our trip to the Zoo! I have a TON of pics to share here. This was our first time- and it reminded me of the times my parents and I went to a similar event at the Cincy Zoo a few times. Hot chocolate, lots of lights, a ride on the train, visiting Santa. I was fortunate to be an invited guest of MomsLikeMe.com and we started our trip with a small party where we had time with Santa and some snacks. Teagan loved seeing Santa… Zach was very unsure at first- but the look on Teagan’s face as Zach melts down is classic. No worries- Zach gave Santa a high five before we left! Then we went around the Zoo, checking out the lights and some of the animals. We rode the train- and Zach was positively gleeful the entire time and kept saying “I liked it!! I liked it!!” afterwards. We had hot chocolate and hot apple cider. As we were leaving, Jeff, with no prompting, said “I think this is a new family tradition!”
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Can you find Nemo?
Mistletoe in the Dolphin Dome. Jeff and I took a moment together underneath, of course!
In trying to capture the effect of the light and water in the dome, I asked Teagan to lay on the floor. She immediately became mesmerized and zoned out…
This is the pic at one of those “wishing wells” fundraising things. I just think the picture is adorable!!
Teagan, petting a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.
Zach, being cautious- wanting to see, refusing to touch.
Some images of the lights from the little train we took a very cold, but very fun, ride. The second pic- the streaming effect- is my fave.