Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas at the Zoo

Mr. M had  12 days off from work for the holidays.  And our babes have been home for Christmas vacation from school.  So since our lives are crazy busy for most of the year.  We have done lots of catching up. We caught up on some sleep.  Watched a few movies.  Hung out with some friends.  Lots of cuddle time.  Lots of barn work.  And just suffocating each other! haha  One of the things we decided to do was Little Miss wanted to go to Christmas at the Zoo.  So we figured why not.
We don't go to the city much.  It's just not a place we enjoy.  So we drove downtown and boy was it an adventure.  We decided to eat at the Spaghetti Factory.  We got there at 4:15 and they didn't open till 5.  By the time they opened the line was out the door and around the corner of the building.  They capacity is 300 and after they started seating there was still a huge line.  Our meal was super yummy.  And it was and Alice In Wonderland atmosphere, with mismatched table/chairs and decorations.
After supper we headed down to the Zoo which was just 5 minutes from where we ate.  It took us about 15 minutes to get in and then another 30 minutes in line to pay to get into the actual zoo.  Once in we had a good time.  There was a lot of people and the lights were beautiful.  There were not so many animals out since it was after dark and cold.  But it was a fun experience for us. 
Here are a few photos from our adventure.  Have a great Tuesday!

The tree downtown at the circle.
We may try walking around there next year.

Little Miss liked the Marilyn across from where we parked.

Zoo entrance!

This poor guy slept the whole time we were there.  It must have been his bedtime.

Mrs. Clause was doing cookie decorating in the Santa's village tent.

The Mitten Tree.  Hats, gloves and scarves are donated then given to a children's group.

They loved these trees.  They changed colors.
 And Little Mans toes never got cold, which I worried about.

The guy on the left was trying to shove the other off and was very vocal about it.
 We had a good laugh when you couldn't push him off into the water.  So he decided to snuggle up and share.

Snoozing sitting up and admitting defeat.

These sharks bounce straight up and down in the water, like they are walking.
Little Miss said they looked like they were dancing.  And they got to touch them.  It was a touching pool.

There was of course a couple of Reindeer.
One of them had lost one of its antlers the week before so she was a little lopsided.


memory said...

*happy sigh* i love christmas and all the joys that come with it. (lights, good food, chillin out, family time) hope yours was a blessed one!

happy twenty-twelve!

p.s. i'm having a giveaway & would love for you to enter

The Durrer Family said...

There is a small zoo near our home that also has Zoo Lights the first 3 weeks of Dec. We missed this year due to sick little guys :( Looks like you had a great time!