Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Temple lights

We decided we wanted to take the kids to see the temple lights since they love the temple and they love Christmas lights.  We kept putting if off because it has been so cold here, but we decided we just needed to do it so we went last Sunday.  We invited Luke and Taylor to come with us.  Everything is more fun with Aunts and Uncles around!!!

Emery fell asleep in the car on the way there and we forgot the stroller.  Good thing she woke up pretty happy when we got there.  We started walking around.  I forgot how many people would be there.  I don't really like crowds much especially when we have three little ones to keep track of!  But we managed not to lose anyone thanks to Luke and Taylor's help.  Thanks guys! 

We loved looking at the nativities and all the beautiful lights.  Emery kept pointing up in the sky and yelling "trumpet!"  I finally figured out she was talking about Angel Moroni's horn.  :)  She is a little obsessed with Little Einsteins (a show) right now.  They play classical music and one of the characters from the show has a trumpet.  If you ever see her, ask her to play her trumpet.  It's pretty cute!

 Uncle Luke was great at giving the kids' legs a break.  

 Our attempt at a family photo in the dark and with a not so good camera.  Turned out ok.  

 Sadie wanted me to take this.  :)

 I love the way the temple looks when it is all lit up at night.  So pretty.

 We went into the old tabernacle to check it out.  It is amazing to me at how small it is compared to the new one!  To think only a select few could attend conference before the new one was built.  Crazy.

 We hung out inside for a while to get warm.  

I'm glad we got to go see the lights.  It is a much different experience with young children because you kind of have to rush through and make sure no one is lost, but I still enjoyed it and I know the kids did too.

As we were heading back to where we parked we were kind of spread out.  Rob was holding one of the kids and Luke had another I think and Rob and Luke were a little ahead of me and Zac.  All of a sudden I look up to see Rob taking off across the street because the don't walk signal was flashing.  I didn't want to get separated so I told Zac to run.  We were a little ways away from the corner but we made it into the street with about 5 seconds left.  I thought we were good until Zac fell down right in the middle of the street on the train tracks.  I tried to pick him up and keep running, but he is getting heavy.  So I helped him to his feet and we ran across the rest of the way.  The nice cars didn't even hank at me.  ha ha.  I'm sure they were too busy laughing.  ha ha  Funny stuff.

1 comment:

Shirl and Bill said...

Ah yes temple lights. I loved them. I'm sure now they are much prettier. Haven't seen them for years. Our temple lights are real nice here this year. I know the kids will love them...