Friday, November 5, 2010

A day at the zoo, & a wee bit o' Halloween candy.....

Hello everyone, & happy Halloween!! The boys & I had such a fun day yesterday --they had off of school for teachers convention & I took off of work. We decided to go to the zoo, since we hadn't been there in a while. I knew they were having their Trick or Treat there at night, but we decided to go early & avoid the crowds. Well as the day came to an end, we decided to stay for the Trick or Treat -- so we were there almost 8 hours! I wish I had worn my pedometer ----we walked the zoo twice, & then some. But it was soooooo fun --we had gone years ago & I think they had just started doing it, there weren't many stops & not much candy. And we gone on Saturday afternoon. It was SO MUCH MORE FUN walking around the zoo at night. They had HUNDREDS of pumpkins all lit up, & a light display set to music, & tons of Trick or Treat stops for the kids. We had a great time -- I just HAD to share some pictures with you!! Bear with me, there might just be a TREAT at the end!!




They had a ton of these fabulous displays, which were way cooler at night, all lit up!





My boys complained every time I wanted to take their picture, but I think they actually enjoyed posing with the mummies :)





Aliens! I wish I had gotten a picture of this display after dark ---it was sooooo cool ---it was like Close Encounters, LOL!!




This turned out kind of blurry --but the worker was PETTING the octopus --see his hand in there?? I swear his eyes were rolling in the back of his head he was so happy (the octopus, not the worker).




My little monster......




And my pumpkin :)




This is probably one of the best pictures I have of my two boys ---at the time I didn't think it turned out that well but was pleasantly surprised when I uploaded it!





This pumpkins hails from Eagle River, WI & is the biggest at 944 lbs!!





Ok I *think* Michael is rolling is eyes in this one.....





They had a scarecrow sitting on the bench outside one of the Trick or Treat stations. I told them I wanted separate pictures of them with the scarecrow.





This picture was taken right before the scarecrow turned toward Matthew & put his hand on his shoulder. Yep, it was a human & it scared the CRAP out of Matthew. I actually had my head down & was putting my camera in my purse when it happened so I missed it ----but I did hear the screams, lol. Oh that would have been SUCH a great picture!



And, for bearing with me & all my pictures --I am offering a small piece of candy. I recently came across a spare High Hopes stamps so I thought I would share with one of you...Fairy Princess. Along with that, I am offering some charms that I sell in my Etsy store. There are 3 pumpkins, 3 snowflakes, 3 autumn leaves, 3 cherries, 3 Xmas trees & 3 hollies. All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment! It can be about anything --what you like about fall, what you are doing for Halloween, what you are doing for Thanksgiving (which is just around the corner --eek!), what you're asking Santa for for Christmas --anything!! I will ship anywhere! I will keep this open until Thursday night & I will use Random.org to draw the winner on Friday!!!



Thanks so much for visiting --have a GREAT Halloween!!!!!




20 comments:

Jenny V. said...

Great pictures! Sound like you guys had a great time. Love that scarecrow. Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween. TFS!

Moni said...

Hi Michelle, fab pics, it seems you had fab time. Thank you for your giveaway. Love them. I love all holidays, but Chrstmas is my fav. Because I dont own any bug-machine I am asking my Santa to buy me one. :) Hopefully I will get one this year. Hugs,moni

Sheri said...

Fall, hmmmm the cooler weather but I also hate the thought of what comes after fall so it is a mixed blessing. the colors of the leaves are some of the prettiest I have ever seen this year. We have been blessed with a beautiful fall in the midwest. We are taking our dog to a costume party this afternoon. She is a fairy princess! The grandkids will come to trick or treat so a fun day. Thanks for the chance to win and LOVE the scarecrow. It really was a SCAREcrow, huh?

Linda Palmer said...

Your boys are so cute. What an amazung pumpkin and the photos are great. Love the leaves and the way the zoo had everything decorated. TFS! Thanks for the chance to win,

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, I'm glad that you had a fun day out with your boys! I know the last few months have had alot of stress and busy schedule for you with going back to work. Loved the octopus pic. I'm surprised he didn't ink the water! Can't wait to see what creations you'll come up with for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hugs, Rea

Joanne Lowe said...

Glad you had such a great time with your boys!

Thanks for the blog candy offer, I especially love those charms, and will be interested to see how that stamp inks up too.

Best wishes,

Joanne

Elaine M said...

Great photos of your guys! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Ila said...

I love all these photos Michelle!!..What a fabulous and fun day... I always enjoy seeing photos of your handsome boys...Good grief..they are growing up so fast!!... and Hey..that live scarecrow is just the best..lol.
I love fall....the changing colors, evening air, Halloween..everything about it. We usually go on holidays in the beginning of fall. (can't take the summer heat..lol)...Have a Great Day!!..Hugs, Ila

Heidi Jane Blankets said...

My camera broke, so that's what I'm getting for christmas. Saving my money up! I actually have my 3rd girl due 1/1/11, so I am getting my present the day after thanksgiving to make sure I can take pictures of the baby when it's born!!!
Heidijaneblankets at comcast dot net

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I love your photos you had taken. Here we went to a dance on Friday night for Halloween and then a Costume party on Saturday. Planning a cookie bake with family in early December. Thanks for the chance at your blog candy. Jane

Kate said...

Michelle! You know, I really didn't know who had blog in TPHH but I'm happy to have a fellow blogger in the group! I LOVE all your creations... you are amazing!! Thanks for the contest!

HUGS,
Kate

Sharon said...

Hey Michelle! It's so nice to see some photos of your boys! Sure looks like that day has become a treasured memory for both you and them!

Sharon

Tammi said...

I would have died sitting next to that scarecrow, thinking it wasn't real and it suddenly moved, lol!! Sounds like a fun time to spend with the boys Michelle, I always love going to the zoo and looks even more fun on Halloween! Wow on that pumpkin! TFS all the great pics.

Cris Z. said...

Gosh the boys are getting big! I miss doing outings like that, especially the pumpkin farm. Fall is my favorite time of the year, (except for the box elder bugs) I love the colors and the smells... nothing better than leaves burning and mulled cider...mmmmm

Carol Meadows said...

I don't know about sitting next to that Scarecrow but good pics anyway! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome pictures, Michelle!

Carole RB said...

Hi Michelle
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this yummy blog candy. ├╣on my christmas list I'll ask for some Copics to add a few ones to he other one I have.

Have a nice weekend!

Frances said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Loved the photos of the kids at the zoo, looks they had lots of fun.

Karyle said...

Great pics, looks like you had a great time. I love Fall it is my fav time of the year, the crisp cool air, all the lovely colors and knowing the holidays are right around the corner. For Christmas I am asking Santa for a beginners glass bead making kit, I have always want to learn and now I have time. I sure hope he heard me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Great pics Michelle - thanks for sharing them. Love those aliens - they look so cool!

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