Since we were home for the holidays this year, we decided to finally visit the "lights before christmas" at the zoo. They really were pretty spectacular! and it was absolutely freezing out. I think it was something like 15 degrees.
It was actually darker than appears in the picture above, but my fancy shmancy camera was trying to let in as much light as possible. The evening was a lesson in low light photography for me.
We got to the zoo just as the sun was going down and that lighting was definitely the best for outdoor kiddo pictures. Poor little Zeb has bad chapped lips and won't let us put anything on them! We have to do it while he's sleeping or he screams that it hurts. I'm crazy dry as well. My legs and arms itch CONSTANTLY!! my knuckles and hands are so raw they are almost bleeding in a few spots. any suggestions?!
Ike loved the Giant polar bear and the swimming seals. The viewing tanks are indoors and had all sort of great places to crawl around. Here's the rugrat trying his best to be a mean and nasty polar bear.
We also spent a big chunk of time in the Insect house. Zeb really liked the insects- but was far more enamored by the huge train set they had going. He was shouting at every train that went by. Naming them, calling out facts about them, and just screaming that he liked them. Ike just wanted to get down and run around.
Overall our evening was great. I couldn't feel my fingers (and I even had gloves on) but everybody was happy the entire night. I am just so so glad that we are all feeling better- especially the kiddos. Although I am afraid to go out and about near friends because apparently the vomits are being passed around big time here in Toledo! We had that back at Thanksgiving time and DON'T need it again :)
This is my favorite tree in the Zoo. It's ginormous- Zeb even said so.