Another of our holiday family traditions is visiting the Kentucky Horsepark's Southern Lights display. As well as the beautiful lights, they have an awesome petting zoo and Santa. Because we generally visit Southern Lights Thanksgiving weekend (which also included Kennedy's birthday this year) we were able to include the Stiriz family and Uncle Chuck and Aunt Julie in this tradition as well as Uncle Dan, Aunt Dorothy, Heidi and Holden. It was a beautiful night and we had a wonderful time as always!
McKinley's 1st visit with Santa - she did a great job and I think this picture is so sweet! Part of the reason she did so well is because she had her favorite bear from Aunt Arla to keep her company.
Jackson wasn't in the mood for pictures or cooperation (a real shocker, I know...) so we just got this super cute picture of the three girls with Santa. :)
2/3 of the LaBar/Lueker clan
Aunt Julie and Uncle Chuck with our sweet girls :)
I love this sweet picture of Aunt Julie and McKinley looking at lights together
The girls had the opportunity to pose with Frosty and the Nutcracker too :)
Such a cute picture of Chaz and McKinley - he is so awesome with all my little guys!
The four big girls waiting for a train ride
I'm not sure how it happened, but Tim ended up with basically all the kids in an itty bitty train car. The kids had a fabulous time singing at the top of their lungs and I'm sure Tim enjoyed the ride as much as they did. :)
Charlie, Kelly, Aunt Julie and McKinley had a slightly less crazier train car (and probably ride too)
Off they go! :)
After the train ride we headed to the petting zoo to feed a wide variety of animals
The kids also took turns on the adult camels
Anna and Reagan
Chaz and Jackson
Kennedy and Heidi
And Jackson finished off the evening in his usual delightful manner... Kelly just scooped him up and carried him along as he screamed at us. Oh how I love this challenging little boy! ;)
Thanks to the Stiriz, Cox and LaBar families for making our 2013 Southern Lights outing a memorable one! Looking forward to doing this with some or all of you for many years in the future and we especially can't wait to include our new cousin, baby Cole! :)