Just woke up from his nap and ready to go to Meijer Gardens (our local botanical garden) to see the Christmas Trees from around the world.
Much to our surprise, and massive delight, there were two reindeer from a local reindeer farm outside at Meijer Gardens. They were asleep when we first arrived but then woke up once they smelled an apple that some other visitors brought. These reindeer were 5 and 6 years old, weighed in at 350 lbs, and had huge antlers. Did you know that reindeer antlers are like our fingerprints? No two are ever the same, and a father reindeer can look out amongst a herd and spot his own flock.
This one is Blizzard. He was closer to us most of the time. Spencer was so excited to see them!!
Okay, you can't really tell in this pic, but he was happy to see them and be outside!
Our first snow of the year on Spencer's hood.
Spencer with the Swedish tree. It had horses on it which automatically mean that he loved it.
The Irish Tree. It had all of the 12 Days of Christmas ornaments on it plus Irish crosses. I adored the velvet ribbons with the jingle bells running down them. How easy would this be to make for next year?
At the outdoor children's play area. This little door is just too cute and Spence loved it.
All the way through the door.
Daddy and SYT taking a break
The German tree. It was definitely my favorite of all the trees.
The electric model train that ran above three of the rooms. You should have seen the number of kids that were mezmerized by this! Even the adults thought it was fascinating.
Spencer pointing at the "choo choo".
I'm so glad we went to see this. It was well worth the admission cost (goodness, the reindeer and the trains alone were worth even more than we paid!). We came home afterwards and fed Spencer dinner, got him in his jammies and read a few books before bundling him up and getting back in the car to drive around and look at Christmas lights. We ended up being gone for almost two hours (Spence fell asleep in the car) and picked up dinner on our way back home. We had Christmas music on the whole time. It was seriously a wonderful day with my boys.
Did you have a holly, jolly Saturday too??