Sunday, December 11, 2011


Last Wednesday night, I took my family (minus Kurtis because he is a party pooper!) to ZooLights. ZooLights is an annual event at Hogle Zoo that runs through the month of December. The zoo gets decked out in holiday lights and animated light displays. It is awesome! This year was Jeremy's first time going, and we let him take his best friend along too. Jeremy's favorite part was the super rich, chocolatey deep-fried s'mores. I think that was his friend's favorite part too, but I didn't get a chance to ask him. For me, it is a tough decision, but there is one light display that I like best. It shows two frogs and a fly. One of the frogs sticks his tongue out to get the fly and ends up hitting the other frog in the face!

It was really hard to take steady pictures of the light displays, but sometimes the ones that don't turn out are the coolest.

Me, Jeremy, and his friend stood in line to see Santa.

Jeremy and his friend got to write a quick letter to Santa while they were waiting. Then Santa read them while they were sitting with him. Afterwards, they got to mail their letters in a special mailbox. For each letter that goes into that mailbox, Macy's donates $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, one of my favorite charities. I think there is a mailbox at Macy's too.

Comet and Vixen were there too.

We had a really great time! If you want to check it out, click on the next picture for the ZooLights information page.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Festival of Trees 2011

Mom, Kurtis, Jeremy, and I went to the Festival of Trees on Wednesday. I like going to the Festival of Trees because it is so much fun. I'm not even sure I could pick one favorite part, but the Small Fry shop is pretty awesome. It is like a gift shop for kids to shop at. Everything there is under five dollars, and most of it is cute things made out of felt and stuffed with candy. Here is a picture of a few things we bought. Jeremy has already taken the candy out of his Christmas light, but it was too cute to leave out.

Jeremy's favorite part is the bubble machine. You get to stand inside of a bubble! He also likes to watch the dancers that perform there. Here is a picture of Jeremy in the bubble machine.

Kurtis really likes to look at the gingerbread houses. There is always some really cool ones. This year the fanciest one was a replica of the U.S. Capitol Building, but I wasn't able to get a good picture of it because of the crowd. Kurtis liked the semi-truck best, and I liked the Tangled tower. Here are a couple gingerbread pictures.

Santa was awesome, too. He was extra jolly and a lot of fun. I took several pictures of Jeremy on his lap, but only one turned out decent because I'm still getting used to my new camera. Here is the best one.

We all had a really good time. If you'd like to go to the Festival of Trees, you better go now. It ends at 10PM this Saturday. Visit their website for more information: Click Here. All the proceeds from the Festival of Trees benefit Primary Children's Medical Center.