in case you haven't noticed, i am kind of a sucker for traditions. we started this one last year - riding the light rail down central and admiring all the holiday lights of the city. we intended to do it before christmas, but the night we planned it, phoenix decided to dump rain, so we had to postpone and another free night didn't show itself until now. most of the lights were still up and there is something extra thrilling about riding the light rail at night anyway. we met christine and ed with their kids and brian and alex and all had dinner at 5 guys and then admired the ice skaters at city scape. it was lovely. one of my favorite kind of nights.
allie and i had the brilliant idea to take our kids to the zoo, since they are on christmas break and the weather is so very lovely. however, it seems everyone in phoenix had this same great idea yesterday. it was rather packed, which i am never a fan of, but at least that never phases the kids. they had fun running around with their friends and i really will take any chance to be outdoors this time of year.