Holidays My Life

Happy New Year!

We had beautiful weather over the weekend, with highs in the mid-forties, so we decided to see the Zoo Lights at Brookfield this year. August is sick, so Brandon stayed home with him, but my Uncle Ray was able to join me and Eleanor. Brookfield Zoo bills themselves as having the largest light display in Chicagoland and after having visited, I don’t doubt it.

The wind was chilly, but we popped in to some of the indoor exhibits to warm up every so often. Then Eleanor rode the carousel before leaving, and everyone ended the ride with a joyous exclamation of “Happy Zoo Year!”

It must be odd as the ride operator, having to shout that hundreds of times in an evening. It made our ride feel special though, which was appreciated… Especially after waiting in line, realizing I had to get in a different line to buy tickets, and then waiting in line again with tickets in hand. Happy Zoo Year, indeed.

But then hey, we did get our photo taken with some furries. So there’s that.

Happy new year!

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  • Andrea Howe
    January 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Happy New Year Nicole!

  • Diana @ Boy + Girl
    January 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Happy New Year Nicole! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2012. Your site is one of my favourites!

  • Rebecca
    January 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Happy Zoo… I mean… New Year!

  • jbhat
    January 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Happy New Year to you too!


  • Jules
    January 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Happy New Year!

    p.s. Furries.

  • Your Mother
    January 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    what a nice photo of Uncle Ray and Eleanor :)

  • The Distressed Mother
    January 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Looks like a fab night. Specially love that first pic of Eleanor.

    Can’t imagine how cold it must be there – never gets so cold here that we have to wear gloves, beanies etc.

    TDM xx

  • Karmela
    January 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    We visited both Brookfield and Lincoln Park, and to my surprise, the Lincoln Park lights were sooooo much more impressive than the Brookfield! I highly recommend!

  • kim
    January 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Furries. So there’s that.

    This might be the funniest thing I’ve read since Beyonce.

  • Kristie/
    January 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Eleanor is adorable! Hope your little one is feeling better. Happy New Year! Kristie

  • The Glamorous Housewife
    January 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I know how much you LOVE comic sans, so when I saw this I thought of you:

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  • Erin
    January 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    The picture of your Uncle Ray with Eleanor is absolutely stunning.