T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter Garden-a-Glow 2010

This past Monday, we made our annual trip to the local botanical garden which during the holiday weeks turns into the "Winter Garden-a-Glow". If you'd like a recap from last year's trip - here it is.

I would say the displays get a little more elaborate every year. And the moon made a big impression, too.  We did get to see the winter solstice lunar eclipse, too. That was pretty cool!

T Rex had a great time. It was quite muddy so we had to keep reminding him to walk not run - I did not want a mud-covered child in the car nor an injury from falling. He was a little nervous about giving Prancer some pets but in the end he loved it. And T Rex Dad was more than happy to lend a hand so he could ring the bell.

This was the first time we let him walk on his own. In years past he was either a) in the womb about to come out at any moment (yes, I was in labor), b) in the carrier like Bebe Sister is in the below photos, or c) in the stroller.

We have you have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with your loved ones. We send you all our best wishes.


Missus Wookie said...

Looks like a beautiful place to explore - thanks for sharing the photos.

Hope you had a blessed start to the Christmas season with your family.

JKMommy said...

WOW that is awesome! I am impressed... we unfortunately discovered that our local light show did not go on this year but it is coming back next year... :)
LOVE the moon in that first shot!!

Kim said...

What a fun event. I really wish we had something like that around here, I think it would up the excitement factor of what was to come! How cool to pet the reindeer and ring the bell. Lately Deaglan is fascinated with bells. We read a story with a bell in it and he is always asking if we can see a bell. I show him church bells but he's never been up close. It's neat to know that you went to this event while he was in the womb, then the carrier and then the stroller and now on his own two feet. Sigh. It goes so quickly! Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was really great.

Emily said...

Beautiful! That baby is SOOOO BLASTED CUTE!!

Be well.

septembermom said...

Absolutely magical. What a beautiful way to rejoice in the Christmas season. You all look wonderful as always.