Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lights at the Zoo

One of the smartest things we did when we moved here was buy an annual family membership to the zoo. It paid for itself after we all went ONCE, so it was such a no-brainer for us. It also gave us free admission to their Christmas lights display - so we went and enjoyed that! We had a BALL! The whole zoo was all lit up with fun Christmas lights and decorations, different animal lights, real SNOW blowing all throughout the zoo, and even a marshmallow bonfire!! Talk about fun!
All these southern children getting SO excited to see snow on the ground! :)
....even if the snow is being blown out of a machine!

This was what you saw when you first entered the zoo - how can you not smile? Love all the lights!
My kids loved all the "animal" lights - they are standing in front of the Gorilla area - Mike the Gorilla is one of our favorite friends to see at the zoo!
There were four trees - one for all of the Schrodt kids (see, I even parked Caleb next to his tree! :) )

This tree was set to music, so the lights were changing according to the music.

Once Callie finally gave in and "agreed" to wear her jacket, gloves, and hat, she was enjoyable! (It is still a battle every day about this...she HATES wearing socks even! The girl was meant to live in Florida I guess!)

Here's the only picture of me (hardly) to prove I was there - see half of me (in the blue jacket)? Sigh.
Most of the animals were inside their cages or houses for the night. But we were SO excited to get to see the Koala awake and eating! (They are nocturnal, so when we go to the zoo during the day, they are always asleep!)
Frosty and 4 of my favorite people! :) Oh yeah, Santa was there too - I just remembered that!

Callie roasting her marshmallow (which she promptly spit out...apparently too charred for her liking)
Josiah roasting....
Jacob roasting...
There I am! One of my little people took this picture (obviously), so please ignore the terrible angle and double chin I've got going on!


Judy said...

That's one of the great things about the south...the zoo in the middle of winter! What a fun outing for the kids.

anthonyandbeth said...

i can't wait to try your zoo our sometime. :)

Annelise & Ethan said...

That looks like lots of fun! Getting to roast marshmellows at the zoo is super cool :)

Courtney said...

that is so fun! especially the marshmallows!!!