Jon and I both love the zoo and couldn't wait to take Eli on his first zoo trip. We decided to go on a Wednesday evening to the Zoo Wildlights and we had a blast. Eli was enthralled with all of the lights, especially when the light show with all of the music played. He also liked the animals that we were able to see (some of the exhibits shut down at night and obviously we couldn't see any outdoor animals), and was really into watching the fish in the aquarium. We were gifted with a zoo pass this Christmas so I see many more trips in our future!
|Not the best picture taken with my phone, but the only one we have!|
Living in Columbus gives us ample opportunities to participate in fun events. We went downtown to a large park called Columbus Commons to watch the big tree light up (complete with fireworks!), eat some food from a food truck, listen to various artists sing and play Christmas music, and walk around with friends.
|Hanging out in the carrier (seriously one of his favorite places to be)|
|Fireworks over the tree downtown|
We live close to downtown Worthington and often go to the shops to support local businesses. One of our favorites is the toy store now! One evening they had an open house where the shops stayed open late and served refreshments. They even had a carriage ride that we eagerly decided to take!
|Carriage ride through the streets of downtown|
On Christmas Eve we enjoyed a spaghetti dinner at home, then we went to the Christmas Eve service of the church that we have been attending for the past year here in Columbus. Eli was pretty worn out by the time we got home so we gave him the quickest bath of his life while he flailed himself around for most of it (so weird since he usually LOVES baths), then put him in bed while we enjoyed a viewing of White Christmas.
|Eli and his new firetruck|
|A little mama/son bathroom shot between brunch and opening presents|
|Eli with his new shape sorter, and sitting on his new dinosaur blanket!|
|Checking out the loot under the tree|
|Eli with his farm rattle|
|His favorite - a bowl and spatula!|
|Playing with his tambourine the next day|
I think that sums up our main Christmas festivities this year. It was a fun one!