Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - The Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights

Today is Outdoor Wednesday over at A Southern Daydreamer...be sure to check out all the other bloggers, they have so much to share. I want to share more from my trip to Ohio with you today. Momma and I squeezed as much togetherness and Christmas into our sliver of time together as we could. Last Wednesday we went to the Cincinnati Zoo for the festival of lights. It was so wonderful to see the park all decked out for Christmas. We took my Cuzzy with us, she is Baby Girl's age and she was a lot of fun. We ate German roasted almonds (TO DIE FOR) and sipped Hot Cocoa. It was a fun evening that I am so glad to have shared with Momma.

We picked up Cuzzy from her house; this is actually the house Momma and Myself grew up in as well as all other 7 of Mommas brothers and sisters. The Baby (Auntie S) owns it now and Cuzzy is The Baby's Baby (got it). The house use to have a huge Sycamore tree in front of it...it was said the tree was as old as the house (built and been in the family since 1880ish).Mamma and Pappa used to have hundreds of wooden decorations that they had built together adorn the lawn...at one time there was a flying sleigh with Santa in it that went from the tree to the roof top...whimsi runs in the family. Auntie 's house is only decorated on the outside because they are remodeling the inside - she was a little bummed she could not show me her snowman collection of over 300!! I think the ones in the yard are too cute!
As we entered the Zoo we were greeted by the LARGEST nutcracker I have ever seen. Adorable! Tons of lights and tons of peeps!
It really was that pretty.
How magical to be a child and visit the Zoo during such a festive time.

A live nativity (well the animals were real).



A train ride-relaxing and beautiful.
A few of the beasts...so cool.
and of course Swan Lake...magical.
It was a perfect evening...thanks for stopping by, Tata for now!

10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The Zoo lights look wonderful. It looks like a great time. I enjoyed the photos and thanks for sharing.

Happy New Years to you and yours.

Quilt Works said...

Wonderful - I lvoe night time photos and yours are fantastic. The photo of peeps is my favorite, like abstract painting!



...waterfront in my favorite day trip destination!

Lori E said...

It is cool you guys grew up in the same house. Such a feeling of history and connection with family.
The decorations are beautiful.

Sherri said...

That is a wonderful old house and so neat that it's still in the family! Glad you and your Mom had some fun together! All the best for 2010! Happy New Year! Sherri@lavenderfields

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year from our house to your house. Thank you for the cyber tour of the zoo. Wowza!
Joyce M

cherry said...

Wonderful!
May 2010 be filled with beauty and blessings for you and yours. hugs, Cherry

chubskulit said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

My entry, wishing you and your family a fruitful new year!

sweetpralinemadness said...

Beautiful decorations. That nativity scene is gorgeous. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Wishing you a very blessed 2010.

GiGi

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hey Girl! Great pics! I love a live natiity and yours came with bonus animals! Beautiful pics! Thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville! HUGS!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Just wanted to let you know you have a lovely blog :) So happy I found it!

xo,
Crystal