Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Boo in the Zoo - 2013

After a very full day at sky top, we drove to Greenville for Boo in the Zoo. Mimi and Papa came with us too! 
Michael was very excited about "saying trick or treat" and getting candy. After the first piece of candy was put in his bag, he looks at me and tells me he is hungry and that he NEEDS to eat his candy! Little booger! I gave in and let him have it. 

He was so funny walking around the zoo. He kept asking for us to take his picture next to things. Which I gladly obliged. 
I have a picture of him on this lion from every trip to the zoo! 

He really wanted a picture with this big cat! 

The lions were actually awake and walking around! 

And with these pumpkins, he had to get as close as he could. 

Mickey Mouse pumpkin was also at the zoo! 

This is another picture we get every time we are at the zoo. 

It is so nice that Michael is out of his not wanting to take pictures stage! I much prefer this smiling little boy! 

Our little family! 

We had a lot of fun, and most important, Michael had a blast and can't wait for Halloween. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sky Top, NC

On Friday, Michael and I met Julie, Coleman and Finley up at Sky top for a day of fall fun!

 None of us had ever been there, so we weren't sure what to expect.

 I had heard tons of great stuff, so I was looking forward to it. Well, it was CROWDED!! I never imagined on a Friday morning there would be so many people there!

We played on the playground for a while and then decided to take the hay ride.
While I went and bought the tickets, Julie took the boys to play. 

It was a quick little hayride around the property.

 It gave us a chance to see what all there was to do. We saw the animal area, the bamboo forest, the duck pond, and lots and lots of apple trees. 

After the hay ride we decided to go down to the animal area and check out the sheep and goats. Michael and Coleman loved feeding the sheep! 

After the animals, we explored the bamboo forest. It was so cool! And the boys loved it too! 

Then it was time to eat our picnic lunch. 

After lunch we went back to the playground to play. Jessica and her family were also there on Friday with some other friends, and she called to say they were headed to the playground too. It was fun to have all the kiddos together! 

They had fun sliding and swinging together. 

I tried to get a picture of all fie of them together, but a few kids didn't want to cooperate! 

But through the magic of digital editing, I'm going to be able to put them all together!

Then it was time to say goodbye. Before we left, I got in the LONG line for some hot apple cider doughnuts! 
And they were definitely worth waiting for! 

It was such a fun day in the mountains with wonderful friends!