December 4, 2009

Favorite Things to Do at Christmas

We just got back from an evening of looking at Christmas lights in our local park, and we had such a great time. Every year the park puts on a display of lights that you can walk around, and there's a renovated barn with hot cocoa, snacks, and live music on the weekends.
There's also a Santa Claus there, but given the latest fears about Darth Vader, we decided to skip a visit to the jolly old elf.

Mr. Geek and I had gone two years ago and wanted to start a tradition with taking SoJo to the park each year. So we put on his pajamas, got in the car and headed out. S was most excited about the huge train, and he ran up a huge hill to get a closer look.
(Forgive the image quality, as I didn't hold the camera still enough for the slow shutter speed.)
He was super excited! I just hope this image replaces the Darth one in his head tonight.
A local railroad enthusiast group sets up a little working train display, and that was also magical for SoJo
Mr. Geek had a similar train set growing up, so he was pleased to view this too.
Though of course, he wouldn't admit that!

8 comments:

  1. Looks great... but cold. I'm not so good with cold.

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  2. That sounds like so much fun!

    I too hope he dreams of this experience, rather than Darth Vadar, tonight...that just makes me so sad!! :(

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  3. That train looks really cool! :)

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  4. That looks like fun, what a wonderful tradition to begin!

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  5. Aw! That is so amazing-We have somewhat of a similar tradition and it's definitely something we all cherish each year :)

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  6. What a wonderful evening!!! I can never get my photos of lights to turn out.

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