Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall Festival 2010

Rock Star, Safari Guy and Little Lion are ready
for some Trunk or Treat at our church's Fall Festival. 



                NO pictures please!!!

There were lots of treats, rides, inflatables and games.

Reed went on the hay ride four times.
Sampling the goodies...mmmm cotton candy.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sending Kids Jr.

This past Saturday we had an opportunity to serve our community as a family alongside others from our church.  I was so excited to have this hands-on way to teach our kids about serving God by helping others.  We didn't know what our assignment would be but was excited to learn that we would be working on a project at Cate and Reed's school.  There was a garden that was WAY overgrown with some evil bush that didn't want to give it up.  The kids and adults all worked their socks off (and it's catching up with me today).  I was so proud of the kids.  We cleared the bushes out, tilled the garden and planted a mums.  Other teams worked all over our community on different projects that day. The best thing was that we all did it as a family.

Kimberly's first community service project.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's a Zoo at Lucky Ladd Farms

This year we tried out a different pumpkin farm with some friends.  Lucky Ladd Farms was so nice and fun.  They have a huge petting zoo with over 100 animals.  The kids loved this part.  It is well worth the extra money to buy a couple of bags of feed.  Kimberly really got a kick out of the animals.  There were lots of rides, two big slides, a fun maze, lots of things to climb on, pumpkins and unusual gourds...  We didn't get around to doing everything before we were worn out.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Here we go to the Zoo

 Standing on one leg like the flamingos.

 Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting!

 Clouded Leopards are so cool.

A couple of other cool cats.


Ari the White-Cheeked Gibbon, our zoo's newest addition by adoption.

 I almost left off the craziest thing... the raccoon.  Not a zoo animal.  We noticed it above the meerkats then it climbed over to another tree and crawled/fell down out of the tree right in front of us.  That's when we thought, uh oh, this animal is not right.  We kept an eye on it while my friend went and told zoo staff.  Apparently they had been trying to trap it the day before.  Strange.  Beware of raccoon at zoo.