Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lights and Snow

Last Friday, as promised, we took Riley for a ride in Nopsi’s van and went to see the lights at Celebration in the Oaks in City Park. It was a really yucky night, humid and misty, but we went anyway.


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We fed the boy his dinner in the car and kept him up way past his bedtime, but he had a blast. All he wanted to do was run around the gardens, laughing and occasionally stopping to point out the twinkling lights….“ohhh” and “oooh” was all we heard from him all night.


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It wasn’t the best weather, there was a decent amount of lights not working, and I sure do miss the driving tour, but I’m glad we went. I think Riley-bean had a good time, and that’s all that matters.


The next morning Kenny and I took Riley on another fun outing: Snow Day in Lafreniere Park. I’m sure all of you northerners are laughing right now, but since we don’t usually get the white stuff down here, this kind of thing is a novelty for our kiddos. As such, the event was pretty crowded, and cameras were aplenty.


And even though Riley seemed to care more about finding sticks than playing in the snow…..


…..we still had a good time. We met up with Bridget and her family, and it was a different kind of fun activity to do on a Saturday morning.


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There were actually two separate patches of snow, one open area for big kids and one fenced off area for little kids, which was great. The snowballs were flying across the way, but it was (fairly) calm in our little area. Riley kept a tight hold on his two sticks, but he did eventually get interested in the snow. He even threw some around, after a little coaxing from Kenny and me, so I’d call the trip a success.


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Lafreniere Park also has a big display of Christmas lights, which you can mostly see from the comfort of your car, so we plan to take Riley back one evening to show him those. I hope he continues to be entranced by lights for many years to come. I just love seeing his reaction to them.

There are always so many fun things to do this time of year. I can’t believe Christmas is only four days away!


qP said... Best Blogger Tips

Great pix!! I have to say,though, that I love the one of Jayden at the fence.

QP said... Best Blogger Tips

Hayden! That J is too close to the H on the keyboard.

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