First we saw Santa at his Mansfield cabin. Both of the ZZs gave Santa fives. The boys smiled big for this (I had to hold Zad for the photo.) After this the boys had their photo taken with mommy on the giant presents.
We then got our selves a hot dog and a sausage and walked around the park. This included listening to people sing, watching people go down an ice slide, and an animal farm. With the people singing we clapped our hands with excitement. Zad & Zeke thought it was so cool to watch people race down the ice slide in inner tubes. We then went to the animal farm, where we saw reign deer; pet a llama, a pig, a pony, bunnies, and chickens. Then we got to brush a goat.
It was than time for the tree lighting. Before it started we hung out with the Green family, with whom we had worked with at Hampton Prep(Lauren & Jeremy still work together there) The boys stared at the tree in awe. This was followed by the firework show. At first the loved it... Until the flame machines shot fire in the air. This scared them. Then they looked away. Zad kept peeking back at the pretty colors and would lay his head on mommy's shoulder and watch. Zeke almost curled into a ball in my arms and only peeked once, which was when the flame machines fired off once again. He was done after that. We watched the remainder of the fireworks, where we were close enough for the paper from the fireworks to rain down on us. The finally included what looked like the flame machines blowing up setting the grass on fire, but thankfully the fire department was ready. It was AWESOME!!! Overall we all had fun, and I look forward to Zad And Zeke to be a little older so they can stand in line for the ice slide and so they can wAit in line to build a snow man from the shaved ice. Events like this is one of the many reasons we love living in Mansfield.
Dia, Teaghlaigh, Seirbhís