Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Green Christmas: Trip to the Zoo


We had a splendid Christmas and we are still enjoying it!

We have this family tradition of visiting the zoo around Christmas time.   While this year’s Christmas was green, the air was crisp (hovering between 0-4 degrees Celsius). The animals were so alert.  It was kind of magical. 

Lily named this lion “Aslan” when she was about 3 1/2  years old. She has been read various abridged versions of Narnia and knows the story quite well.   Although we have visited this fella at least 4 times a year for the past 3 years, we never connected – until today.






In the summer months we rarely see this cheetah, so even this tiny peak was a treat.



I hope you are enjoying the holidays!



  1. What an absolutely precious picture of your girls! The zoo looks like a wonderful way to spend Christmas. By the way, our yard is green again. Such a strange way to spend our Christmas break. I'm used to sledding and snow angels.

  2. That's a wonderful tradition! My boys have never been to a zoo, but I'd love to take them someday soon.

  3. What a lovely tradition! We too, are frequent visitors of the ZOO and we love watching animal documentaries on TV and then talk about what we've learned! The pictures are lovely! Did you know that "Aslan" means "Lion" in Turkish?
    Enjoy the holidays!

  4. good morning! LOVE the picture of your daughters.. soo precious! And worth framing. And really, what beautiful shots you got of those lions as well! Arent they gorgeous creatures?
    have a great week!

  5. what a fabulous celebration of the day!!!! the pictures are amazing and the trip was wonderful!!!!children seeing animals in a safe and natural setting is all good and what fun!!!! sending holiday hugs to you and yours! your newest follower!

  6. I so enjoyed catching up on your lovely and splendid Christmas. Your girls are simply angels. How do you ever say "no" to such beautiful faces?

    What a special time for you both in the Nutcracker performance. I would certainly pick you if I had that responsibility!

    I loved your decor, especially the tree stump craft. That is on my to do list for next year.

    Have a splendid New Year's weekend, my talented blog friend...

  7. I love the zoo. You got some great shots.

    Your girls are going to have great memories of your Christmas traditions - including trips to the zoo.

  8. Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas. Wishing you a happy New Year as well!

  9. So glad you had a wonderful Christmas, KJ. Great photos!


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