Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas at the Zoo 2011

This time of the year is filled with so many things that we are doing to continue the different traditions that we have started with the boys. We were both super excited to take the boys to the Indianapolis Zoo for Christmas at the Zoo for our 2nd annual trip. The first Saturday of this month we made plans with Zach & Emily to watch the boys so we could do some shopping and then we picked them up and unbeknownst to them headed to the zoo. We didn't mention anything about it to the boys until we were getting ready to turn into the parking lot and Karter asked what the lights said. When we had him spell out the last part (Z-O-O), he knew we were at the zoo and got super excited! He said, "I didn't know we were going to the zoo, I thought we were going home!" It was precious!

Fortunately and unfortunately, the weather was perfect and everyone in Indianapolis had the same idea.

We had to wait in line to get into the parking lot and then again to buy our tickets, but besides not being able to see the dolphin show, the crowds didn't bother us at all.

The boys loved looking at all of the lights. Kaden kept yelling saying "more Christmas lights".

Santa was there, but the line was too long for our busy crew. So we opted to writing Santa a letter.

Kaden asked for books, balls and cars.

Karter asked for cars, books and games.

I love this crazy babe!

Our last stop before heading out was the marine life exhibit. We definitely saved the best part for last, both boys (and both adults) really liked trying to touch the sharks.

This little guy was a little crazy and I didn't want to get too close!

It was a beautiful night to spend with our boys at the zoo!!

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