We did a last bit of Christmas shopping. The crowds were awful, so we hurried. But I got the last of the needed gifts and Steve and the girls made sure that Maggie has some lovely doggie treats.
Katherine and I went to a children's theatre production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I have always loved the book and the play was just as delightful. Kate giggled a lot. I must confess, I have long had a soft spot for the dreaded Herdmans. In fact, a good portion of my students are kind of like the Herdmans... In any case, you gotta love Gladys hollering "Hey, a child is born!"
We ate dinner and went to the botanical gardens to see their light display. There were millions of lights and thousands of luminaries - gorgeous!
Some of the lights were set to music and flashed off and in in wild patterns. The girls were especially enamoured by urn-like contraptions that shot up real flames to the beat of music! They were also fascinated by big heaters and chimineas set up around the gardens.
We wandered the luminary-lined paths and listened to music and enjoyed the evening.