Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bellevue Botanical Garden Christmas Lights

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A fun event while we were in Washington was a trip to the Botanical Garden to see their Christmas light display. I was anticipating a few cute little snowman/santa scenes, so when we got there and saw so many creative Botanical Garden style displays, I was so happily surprised! I wished I knew more about flowers, because all of the plants and flowers that I could recognize were just so fun. A wall of wisteria growing in vines, sunflowers and rose bushes and poinsettias and snapdragons and lilacs... My favorite part  though was the Christmas light vegetable garden -- rows of corn, grape vines, tomatoes in cages, carrots popping up from the ground - so fun and creative!

(We arrived at the Garden and found that it was colder than we had planned for and raining. The kids took turns bundling up in the stroller and riding on Jordan's shoulders, and there might have been a few 'I want to go homes!'  But, Jordan brilliantly spotted the hot chocolate on our way out and after warming up and sharing some little treats, we managed to end the night with all the kids happy about the event. (A stop for dinner at Chick-fil-a on the way home didn't hurt either :)