What was even better about the event was that I was meeting up with blogging-friend-turned-real-life-friend, Elizabeth, her husband, and adorable little man, Mason.
Leading up to the event I discovered there would be real reindeer, a chance to meet Santa, and lights galore all throughout the zoo. This was going to be awesome!
Then the day came to actually go to see the zoo lights and it was raining. Not just the typical smattering of sprinkles and mist Californians call rain. It was the big, fat, consistent drops that fell from the skies.
We were going to this event, come Hell or high water, dang it! That, and our tickets were non-refunable, non-transferable…
Six steps inside the zoo and one attempt at a family selfie and we quickly decided our attire wasn't going to cut it.
While Scott was making our very necessary wardrobe purchases Marcus made sure to let me (and everyone else around us) know he was not having our little adventure. I can't say I really blame him.
Then it was the main event - SANTA! We've been talking up Santa in our house like the jolly old man is going out of style. While I'm not totally sure Marcus grasps what Santa is all about, he knows of the old man.
Marcus slowly but surely walked up to Santa and sat down next to him with little hesitation.
With some prompting from mom, Marcus ever so quietly wished Santa a Merry Christmas.
|Apparently when you take a picture, while another camera is taking a picture with a flash, a neat line appears. So that's fun.|
So the weather didn't cooperate - it seriously never rains here - and we didn't get to fully enjoy the lights that the zoo had to offer, but we made the best of our situation. And, by the end of it all, along with a plethora of snacks handed over to Marcus, he was pointing at lights and fully excited about our experience. I'll chalk the LA Zoo Lights up to a soggy win.
We'll try again next year. And juuuuuuust maybe we'll luck out with a dry night.
Linking up with Beth for her Christmas Countdown!