today we went to the reindeer festival at the cougar mountain zoo. we had such a great time. lemurs. tigers. moutain cats. cranes. alpacas. dears. emus. wallaby - most of which we got to feed. we got to sit in santa's sleigh. we fed all of santa's reindeer, who really love to eat apples (which we will now be leaving out on christmas eve). we saw santa in his house and got to tell him what we wanted for christmas. hot cider, hot cocoa, and animal cookies were the perfect treats on this cold day. a new tradition has begun, one i hope we get to do for many more years together.