Zoo Lights (and other fun stuff)

Weekly Happenings: This past week was pretty average. The only two things above average that happened were that on Wednesday night we went out to the zoo to see it all decked out for Christmas (they call it “Zoo Lights”) and then last night we went to the park in our subdivision for a “Holiday in the Park” where they had food and a movie playing. Both were pretty fun events.

The Weekly Weather: It’s been cool for the most part with a few warm days and a few cold days thrown into the mix. Typical Texas uncertainty. ūüėČ

What Paul’s Been Up To: He finished up the finals for the two courses he’s been working on and also went around and judged the different houses that were competing for best holiday decorations.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: I’ve finished up with my students for the most part (I have one more tomorrow, but most are taking the holiday time off, so I won’t have any students until January). I also pulled off the choir Christmas program. It was a LOT of work, but it was so much fun! I love the people that I get to work with!

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s been schooling¬†me on all things Pok√©mon, insisting on making a bed for his friend Max (who is apparently another Pok√©mon trainer, like him) on the floor next to his bed, and also insisting that I tell Max to sleep well. He’s also been using Easter eggs as¬†Pok√©-balls to hold all of his¬†Pok√©mon. I love his imagination!

This Week in Pictures:

Oh no! A masked villain!
I was informed that it was a “sticky up” (he likes to watch Sheriff Callie on Disney Channel where the bandits tape the good guys to the wall before robbing them). He was pretending his gun shot out strips of sticky tape, lol.
Zoo Lights!
He liked the projected images on the ground.
He REALLY liked seeing his two favorite nocturnal animals: armadillos…
…and BATS!
He really liked this picture frame they had set up.
He was being quite the ham…
He liked sitting on the elephant statue because it was not hot like it normally is.
He found that the hippo statue was also quite cool at night. One treat we got was to actually hear the hippos bellowing at one another. It took us a minute to identify the sound (since we had never heard it before), but once we did, we found it rather interesting.
They had “snow machines” that Joseph also found interesting.
The lion statues at the very front of the zoo were quite the picture spot.
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Getting ready to see the movie at the park (they were showing “Elf” which didn’t interest Joseph much, but he liked sitting in his camping chair).
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Joseph and I had Subway for dinner at the park (Paul went for the food truck’s Cajun food which I thought would be too spicy, but I did enjoy the beignets) and apparently they’re putting little light sabers in their kids’ meals (and putting the meals in bags with the Millennium Falcon on it). Joseph really liked it…can you tell?!

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