Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Lights of Tejas

We drove about an hour from home to hang out at The Lights of Tejas last Saturday.  It was a whole lot of fun.  Last summer our entire family went with our church and spent a few days at Camp Tejas.  It was lovely. The boys found a Lights of Tejas brochure while we were at camp this summer, so it was settled - we simply had to go back.

The light tunnel.  Ooh.  Aah.  If I had any skills at taking nighttime photos, this picture would really blow your socks off.  It felt like Willy Wonka's tunnel.

There was a fun zip line, giant rock wall, an entire bouncy world, hay rides, hot chocolate, kettle corn, a light maze, a light show, swings, scavenger hunt, slides, fire pits, games, and other stuff we never found because our kids are easily amused and thought the lights were amazing and the bouncy kingdom was the bees knees.

Aaron's brother, Will and Will's lady-friend, Brynn.

There's even a baby zip line.  This baby was stoked.

This is a sumo-sized, lit-up, swing/slide area.

light maze 


The light show pretty much summed up the entire Bible in about 20 minutes.  It was really pretty and the lights represented different characters in the Bible.  One way to describe the light show - abstract. If you've ever been around a four-year old (especially if that four year old is a boy) you know - abstract is really not their thing.  After the artistic light show was over, someone asked Hudson if he liked what he saw.  "No!  Those trees killed baby Jesus."  So, hopefully Hudson pays attention during Advent this year.  As of right now, when baby Jesus is mentioned at all, Hudson eagerly chimes in and says, "Trees kill him."

Before we left, we photo-bombed the nativity.  It's not one of our finer moments, but there's just no convincing me that Jesus didn't come for fools such as we. Hayden making out with the wise man?  That kid - always taking it a tad-bit too far.  He sees the line and then pole vaults right over it.

And yes - it's December and we're still wearing shorts.  God Bless Texas Winters.


Sandy said...

I especially liked the bunny ears behind Mary's head. :-)

Captain Murdock@Godwilladd.com said...

This looks amazing.

And totally jealous of the shorts in December.

Bob & Judy said...

Sick. You guys are sick.

Mary's face says, "Would someone please call security?"

Altax said...

Excellent pictures!!!

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Sarah Kuhner said...

I love the lights. So want to be there and do that with you all. Looks like so much fun.

Jen Darrell said...

After reading about the 4-year-old's reaction to the light show, I wanted to let you know that this year we are adding a children's light show that focuses specifically on the birth of Jesus and has lot of classic Christmas carols in it. It is still abstract as far as the trees lighting up to the music, but hopefully not as confusing as the more dramatic light show! Hope you can come back and see :)