We returned to the Cougar Mountain Zoo for their annual Reindeer Festival and to see Santa. The kids had a lot of fun. Layla was completely unfazed by Santa. Silas insisted on wearing his elf hat and seeing if Santa could “make it magic so he could fly.” He was starstruck and would have chatted with Santa all day if he could have. Avery and Kieron played it cool. So far Avery is the only one “in” on the big secret. Kieron is asking a few more questions these days, but our answers were satisfactory to him.
The wolves really liked Silas. In fact, we’re pretty sure they thought he looked delicious. They weren’t even near the fence when we walked up. Then one noticed him. Pretty soon another joined him and they followed Silas the perimeter of the fence as he ran up and down exclaiming “look, I made some friends!”