Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Lights

We decided to start a new family tradition: viewing Christmas lights.  Hubs has fond memories of his big family piling in the van and getting hot chocolate at the McD's drive-thru on their way to watch Christmas lights.  Last night we resurrected the tradition with our own twist: chocolate milk in sippy cups and PJ's!

Trouble was, we didn't know where to go!  A few years ago, Hubs and I tried to do this but wound up driving around aimlessly in unfamiliar neighborhoods looking for some good displays.  But I'd heard that there was a holiday lights display map at, one of our local news channels.  We went to one of the display's links, Lights on Flagstaff and discovered it was close enough for us, so we headed out with PJ's, hot (and cold) chocolate, and cookies!

Unfortunately, the phone pics of the boys won't turn for the post, so you'll have to crane your neck to see them...N's face is adorable!
N marvels at the lights

Jingle Bells

M can't take his eyes off it

Despite N feeling under the weather - I was sure he'd pass out as soon as we got into the dark van - he kept his eyes peeled the whole time!  The folks who put on this display, in a quiet residential neighborhood, pulled out all the stops!  We tuned into their local radio station and watched as the snowman choir, little drummer boys, the Disney characters, Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus in the manger, Santa and his reindeer, an angel ensemble, assorted bulbs, stars, and candy canes performed behind a clever lighted-milk-jug fenced enclosure!  M clapped when each song ended and N cheered a quiet, "yay!"  Hubs and I giggled as we watched the fellas and wondered what it would be like to be their neighbors.

Munching cookies during the show, we marveled at the owners' tenacity - we've had over a foot of snow recently, so each character was dug out and the huge berm the plow left has been shaved down for our viewing pleasure.  I can only imagine the work involved in designing the display, broadcasting a station, setting and wiring it up, then digging it out every time it snows!   Kudos to Lights on Flagstaff!


The Alexanders said...

So fun! We have our "twinkle tour" planned for this week!

Lindsey Aulds said...

Awe this is sweet! I can't wait to see the boys! We will have to take them to the lights show on Garfield rd!