Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Garden d'Lights

Last night we went to the Botanical garden that was decorated for Christmas. It was called "Garden d'Lights." It was beautiful. And crowded.

The kids were given a piece of paper with a list of animal to find in the garden. We found a spider, a slug, a monkey, 2 doves... all but the three geckos.

Here is a picture of my kids in the beginning, looking with amazement at one display.

The grapes were one of my favorites.

I also liked holding mars this big red ball.

After waiting a few minutes the kids were able to pose for 5 seconds in front of this tree.


Jannie Funster said...

Good job on getting a pose in!

It does look beautiful indeed. Those grapes are enchanting. We went to our trail of lights a couple of nights ago and it was as magical as ever.


Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Shot !! Have a Merry Christmas !!

hokgardner said...

How pretty! Austin has something called the Trail of Lights, which used to be a mile-long, um, trail of lighted displays. But thanks to budget cut backs and such, they scaled it way down this year, to the point that it wasnt' worth going, at least according to friends who schlepped their families down. I hope they can restore it, because I'm as much a kid about pretty lights as my kids are.

Merry Christmas!

Alix said...

Cookie, your boys are just darling and those pictures are breathtaking! I can't take night shots no matter how hard I try and yours were perfect. I also love that you did something so special with the kiddos. They will always remember these moments in their childhood... and what more magical time of year is there than Christmas!

Wishing you and yours the merriest most wonderful holiday and a bright shiny happy blessed new year.

♥ Casa Hice

Lu's Place said...

Have a Merry Christmas, Cookie, I doubt that we will be able to carry out our Christmas plans, but better than that to get into a traffic accident/ The get togethers can wait a few days. Happy holidays!

Michelle said...

That's a pretty cool thing. I like how you aren't quite so ummm cold and icky and wet and ... well, like the weather we have here! Those are some gorgeous lights!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How beautiful, Cookie.. What a great Christmas display.. I like the GRAPES also. Gorgeous!!!!

Merry Christmas.

Lynn said...

That sounds lovely Cookie! I hope you all have had a wonderful day.

Talon said...

The grapes were really spectacular! You got a whole 5 seconds? That must be a new record! ;)

Hope your holiday was pure magic, Cookie!

LL Cool Joe said...

The place looks amazing. I love the photos.

Wow 5 seconds! Blink and it's over!

Joyce-Anne said...

What fun and beautiful too!

Snaggle Tooth said...

I hope your holiday went well, n Vaca doesn't drive you nuts too badly-

Greatlight pics, with such beautiful colors! Your boys are so good holding still for pics! I can't get a good shot of my grandkids to ever come out well- one always moving away- blurry!

Happy times n spoiled children for you!

Mama Zen said...

How cool!

Momisodes said...

How beautiful! I just love the photo of your boys. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!