we spent the evening with some friends at the zoo for their holiday"zoo lights" showcase. we had never been before and are slowly crossing things off our list that we have yet to do here in houston before the big move. parking was a little tricky, but we made it inside and walked the lights. we said hello to the animals that were awake, which just happened to be some of our favorites, the elephants, the giraffes and the lion. we snacked on hot pretzels and dippin' dots, we watched the dancers, rode the carousel and listened to some great christmas music. the end of the night got a little "interesting" with it being two hours past birdie's bedtime, but it was really fun and the kids loved it. i am so glad we went.