Saturday, December 22, 2012

Prairie Lights 2012 {Part 2}

After driving through about 20 minutes of lights, you could stop in the middle and enjoy food, hot chocolate, rides, pictures with Santa, an indoor light show and a walk through “Magic Forest”!

The kids were actually very excited to get in line and take a picture with Santa. There were only two kids ahead of us, who were thankfully excited as well.
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Waiting happily in line!

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They gave me perfect smiles! I was ecstatic!

and…

for a funny flash back…

this was last year’s {2011} photo with Santa…

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Noah is screaming his head off and Hannah wouldn’t even get near him.

So…

after our perfect picture with Santa was taken {and since they did so wonderful this time} we all got hot chocolate and a bag of cotton candy to share!

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After finishing our treats, we bought tickets to walk through the “Magical Forest”!

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The loved walking much more than driving because they could go up to all the lights!

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Next, we hopped in line for a ride on the carousel! Prairie Lights 163Prairie Lights 165Prairie Lights 166Prairie Lights 167

After a fun ride, we jumped back in the car for the last drive through of the park…

{We were getting changed into pj’s and getting settled for the long drive home… so I didn’t catch as many pictures} 


‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
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{We "read” the poem from memory to the kids as we passed each “page”. Thanks to Memaw again!}

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

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In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

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The last feature of the park was an awesome light tunnel!
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If you’re thinking about going now… here is a great video about the park!

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We drove Memaw, Phillip and Angel back to their car when we were done. As soon as everyone went potty and we got on the road, the kids were asleep before we even reached the highway! It was a beautiful, quiet ride home. I very much enjoyed this new tradition with the kids and will definitely go back again! Hopefully next year, daddy will be able to join us!

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