Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A big day...

Sunday, we got to go see Santa and go see the Zoolights at the Lincoln Park Zoo. It was a day packed full of all kinds of fun! For the last two years, we've taken Lola to see Santa at Petsmart. No line and they will take pictures with your camera. I would highly recommend it to anyone with kids... even if you don't have a pet! Owen was not too excited to meet Santa. We were hoping we would be able to get one nice picture but every time he calmed down, he turned around to look at Santa and lost it all over again! Don't worry, though. We managed to convince Santa that this is not typical Owen behavior and that he most definitely deserved to be on the nice list.

After our rather intense trip to Petsmart, we went over to my cousin Leah's for a delicious dinner and then on to the zoo with Leah, Aunt Phyllis, and Uncle Frank. It was so much fun! Because we paid for parking at the zoo, we received these trippy "3D" glasses that made all lights (except for the blue ones) look like snowmen. It added quite a lot to our experience. We all agreed that the glasses would be a lot more fun after a few drinks (or 1 drink if you've spent the past 18 months pregnant and then breastfeeding!) Owen slept through part of our zoo trip, but woke up in time to enjoy the giraffes, birds, fish, and puffins. My favorite exhibit was the ape house. Because it was 7:00, all of the apes were cuddled up and sleeping. It was very cute! It was also great to see everybody and the beautiful lights at the zoo.