Sunday, October 30, 2011

Don't let the pigeon drive the bus, but a pony ride may be ok

It's not even Halloween yet, but we have been busy, busy, busy with Halloween happenings.  Creed has an amazing memory and kept asking me when he'd be able to go to Barnyard Boo at Thanksgiving Point to ride a pony.  This was not a wear your costume kind of event, but Creed insisted and who can resist a pigeon on a pony?
 This year instead of having a punch-pass, you could do any activities you wanted and I though tit was much better.  Creed loved all the not so spooky games.
 On the way there he asked me if I knew there was a real witch who was not pretend, and I figured out he was talking about a witch who did storytime last year and talked about growing up as a witch with Glenda as her best friend.  He really believes she is a witch and he was so excited to see her again.

 Ollie on the other hand, just loved running free and checking out all the animals.
 He loved the wagon ride and kept pointing to the horses with a big grin.

 We also headed up to Red Butte Gardens After Dark again this year.  We arrived just at dusk.

 We learned the hard way in the past to paint your pumpkin first so it's dry when you take it home at the end of the night.
 I love that they have a different theme every year so never know what to expect.  This year's theme was "Light up the Dark" and they had glow-in-the-dark decorations and blacklights all over the garden.  You tour around the garden to do different activities and crafts.  Creed loved coloring an owl mask with a highlighter so it would glow.
 Creed would have stayed in the snake maze in the children's garden all night.
 Since everything was glowing in the dark it was hard to take many pictures so I gave up after a few like this.
 One really cool thing Creed loved was this sheet they covered with glow-in-the-dark paint and then let the kids "color" on it with little pen lights.
If you have the chance to go next year, I recommend it.  Maybe we'll see you there!


amyh said...

I love the boys' costumes!

Mom said...

You guys have TOO much fun!

Larry said...

Thanks for not mentioning how I fed Ollie to that horse.

dani said...

I LOVE those costumes!