Saturday, December 9, 2017

Lights and Chocolate and A Dragon

We all met at the church and had pizza and salad for dinner. The tables were covered with butcher paper so we could draw and color while we waited. Beth drew this perfect little snowman, I couldn't believe how perfect her circles were! This girl is so good at art.

The centerpieces were so cute! We have some very creative people at our church. I could go out, buy these items and recreate this centerpiece but I would not have thought of this all on my own. I just don't have that creative gene.

(This has nothing to do with this post, except that it's another centerpiece made by another co-worker. I'm so in awe of their talent!)

Okay, where was I? Oh yeah, the Christmas party. After dinner we all climbed into our cars and headed to the Woodland Park Zoo. This time of year they have what they call WildLights. Parts of the zoo are blocked off and completely covered in lights!

We had never done this before and had so much fun! It's been so cold in Seattle this week with temps in the 30s and 40s so we got some hot chocolate to keep us warm!

Beth was a little unsure about seeing the Komodo Dragon until she saw a picture of it and realized it wasn't a fire-breathing kind of dragon. Being behind glass helped too, I'm sure. 

We watched kids - and adults! - have snowball fights with big balls of yarn; we listened to carolers; watched everyone on the carousel, such a fun night out!

 Have you done any holiday activities yet this season?


Barb said...

Hi Cindy!

What a fun night...I love a good church, Christmas party, but unfortunately, we missed ours. Beth is a good artist, it takes talent to draw a perfect circle!! Those lights are gorgeous!! What a fun family Christmas activity. I wonder what the dragons think of all the lights... ;0)

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog...prayer is powerful, and it worked. Now the hard part begins.

Hugs and Love,

Adelaide Dupont said...

Beth and Cindy:

I am loving the Wild Lights.

And the circles and the biscuits.

That was a 360-degree turn!

Rebecca Jo said...

How fun!!! I love all the things you can do as a family during Christmas.
I am the same way - I see centerpieces & think, I'd never think of that.
BALLS OF YARN for snowball fights??? SO FUN!!! ... but you know my knitters heart is like, BUT YOU CAN MAKE STUFF OUT OF IT ;) haha

ellen b said...

Looks like a nice event at church and fun outing at the zoo. Haven't been to the zoo lights but we made it to Bellevue for their lit up Botanical garden in the past. We've had our small group Christmas evening here this past week and don't have anything else on the calendar until Christmas Eve. Hope you have a peaceful Sunday.