Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow & Christmas Lights

We had our first really good sized snowfall of the year yesterday and even though it was too cold, I had to let the boys out in it for a few minutes. They were just too excited. It was starting to get dark already but I wanted to snap some pictures of their first romp in the snow this winter.

See those 3 dark figures in the back?? Those are my boys running in the snow. I love how you can see all of the snowflakes coming down.

This one is kinda cool. Drew is throwing a snowball up in the air. Can you see the whooshing streak it makes?? (yes, whooshing is a word)

My little boyfriend. We couldn't find the poor kid's hat so he's wearing one of his big brothers' hats.
Poor Santa, I'm sure he didn't think he and Rudolph would be pelted with snow balls.

After supper we headed over to the Avenue of Lights. We love to drive through the park every year and see this spectacular display. This year the boys insisted that we not go through it until it snowed because it would look better. They were right. The only bad thing was I put newly charged batteries in my camera before we headed out and they weren't charged anymore so my camera acted up and I only got a few pictures. So I'll make do with these few because I doubt I'll pay another $7 to go in just to take some pictures.
Here's one of my favorite parts.....the blinking light tunnel. It's just magic.

I think this candle display was new this year. I just thought it was so beautiful.

I was trying to capture my other favorite part.....the fireworks. You can kind of see them along with the palm trees and dinosaur lights in the background. Yes, dinosaurs are an important part of Christmas, didn't you know??
I somehow managed to get this last picture before we hit home. This is a house in our neighborhood. Yes, it's gaudy and tacky but I love it. The more lights, the better I say!!!


Kat said...

Wow! What a fun night! Playing in the snow and an awesome lights display. That is awesome!

Beth said...

We hit the Avenue of Lights last night too. I HAVE to go in the snow. Always been my rule.

I'm glad the boys were having such fun playing in the snow!

Dianna said...

I am jealous...we have the AC on...not kidding *sigh*.

Love all of the pics and your stories in the previous post*!*

(I need to get off my non-bloggy bum hu?)

Cindy said...

Loved the pictures and watching the boys have such a good time in the fun fun fun snow. I love your new blow up too...drove by to see it the other night.

We are just going to have to get out to see the Avenue of Lights soon. Maybe we will wait for Adam and go look at lights like we used to.

Sandra Carvalho said...

OMG!Those pics are absolutely gorgeous!Now I'm longing even more to be there!
Loved it!

Amy said...

Love all these great pictures! The Avenue of Lights looks beautiful!!
And love those pictures of the boys throwing snowballs at your yard ornaments...that is such a boy guys got way more snow than we did!!

Mom said...

I still miss going to The Lady Of The Snows Shrine Way of Lights....have to hit it some year again. Nothing like playing in the first snowfall......