Sunday, December 29, 2013

Lights! Lights! Lights!

I love going out at night during the holidays and looking at all the houses that are decked out in Christmas lights and several of the activities that have become yearly traditions involve lights as well.

We love visiting Candy Cane Lane, a neighborhood close to Palm Springs where almost every house on the block is just bursting with colors. Then a short distance away is a single house that does a light show accompanied to music. It is super cool.


We also made our yearly trip to the Wild Lights event at the Living Desert. This is the second year in a row we have gone with the Miller family and Cruz and Tara. Here are Jadyn and Michael checking out the train display:


 And going through the tunnel of lights, which flashes with music:


They rode the special carousel:


And we got to take a family photo with Santa:


We finished off the night drinking hot cocoa by the fire. And this is what Dominic and Jake do pretty much the entire time they are together. It is mostly cute and so neat to witness their special bond, although I would be lying if I didn't admit that after awhile, it can get quite annoying. They just giggle and giggle and giggle:


This year we also attended our town's Festival of Lights parade. Jadyn participated in the parade by riding on the float for her dance studio. It was quite a modest small town parade but still enjoyable and Jadyn had a blast shaking her poms and waving at the crowd. Here she is with fellow cheerleader and friend Cecelia:


I love all the lights during the holidays!

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