Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Zooful of Cheer

Last week we continued one of our favorite Christmastime traditions: visiting the Cincinnati Zoo for the Festival of Lights.  
The kids and I visited the zoo back in early November, when they were already getting ready by stringing lights in all the trees.  
O. has been asking when we will get to go back and see Santa's reindeer ever since. The mild weather this year meant we got to enjoy everything without dealing with too much whining about how very "chiw-y" N. was, at least until the end, when it was time to head home anyway.

O. was literally bouncing with excitement the whole walk in from the parking lot, 
so I'm amazed that we got him to stand next to the 
gigantic Christmas tree long enough for this shot.

Once we started seeing the animal shaped light creations, O. kept asking to get a picture with them.  I was surprised, because he lately does not like to cooperate with posed pictures.

Then I figured out that he had a plan for a whole series.  
N. is not in on the act quite yet.
Ah, now she's got it.

What fun we had together!


mep said...

We enjoyed the mild weather at the zoo on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bub is a HUGE fan of "Grammy's zoo" and I dig it too, but have to say, the LED lights everywhere are kind of a bummer. Not the same warm glow, I remember.

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time!

Heather said...

We opted for the Christmas Ranch out in Morrow instead of the zoo, but I do remember having lots of fun there when my kids were little. LOVE all of these pics!

Tricia @ Take 10 With Tricia said...

We haven't gone yet, but we're going to try to make it this year. I'd been so cold and wet th last couple of years that we have skipped it. Holiday in Lights is on our to-do this week as well.

Stacia said...

Love O.'s animal poses, especially the camel shot. At least you got him in the pictures, right? And you'll have lots of good stories to tell.