Friday, November 26, 2010

Light Up Night 11/19/10

Last Friday we went to Light Up Night in Pittsburgh.  It was a wonderful night, well for the most part. We were having a lot of fun looking at the gingerbread houses, seeing all the x-mas lights, visiting with Santa, eating pizza and watching the firework display.

Then just like that our enjoyable night ended in fear. We were walking to our car when across the street there were a bunch of people huddled in a group. We thought nothing of it until we saw all the police coming over.

They had about seven canine units, ambulances and a ton of police with batons and what not. It was scary. I guess there were fights breaking out and even a shooting! It was all over the news.

After seeing that, I stopped one of the moving shuttle buses and asked him to let us get on please. Thankfully he did. We sat in the overcrowded bus while all of this chaos was going outside. It took awhile for us to get back, but that was ok. I was just glad the kids were safe.

As you can see it did get a little crazy towards the end, but we didn't allow it ruin our night.  Once we left the parking lot and drove onto the bridge, the fireworks started, so we parked our car on the side along with some other viewers. The view was amazing. I don't think we will chance it next year. Maybe we will start a new family tradition. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family
Look at the cute lil fakers haha

Ethan is excited
So is Alaina
Bella's first time to Light Up Night
Ethan showing his cuz the pretty lights

Light Up Night 11/19/10

Checking out the Gingerbread houses
They are so cute!
She loved all the lights.
By the big PPG tree
Matt with his girls and nephew
With the girls and Ethan
Waiting for Santa
Ethan liked Santa from afar haha
Bella and daddy
So pretty!
11/19/10 Light Up Night
Fireworks from the bridge
Grand Finale