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Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween everyone!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! This year the boys have been VERY into Halloween, so we have gone all out with decorating the house and making a fun pumpkin carving for them. We have also been reading some Halloween books like Pumpkin Jack, The Hallo-Wiener, and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!

Here are Zachary and Will cleaning out their pumpkin:

We cleaned out our #pumpkins tonight! Can't wait to see how daddy @explorerziem will carve them tomorrow! #halloween #brothers #fun #family #jackolanterns #fall #autumn

Adrian carved a Star Wars Stormtrooper jack-o-lantern for them! They loved it! Carving a pumpkin like this is definitely challenging, but I think Adrian did a great job, and so did the boys!

Adrian carved a #stormtrooper #pumpkin for the boys! #pumpkins #halloween #autumn #fall #fun #family #pumpkincarving

Every year we put up pumpkin and purple lights on our front porch awning.

Our #Halloween #pumpkin lights! Fun!

But this year, I took it a step further! I added additional lights, cobwebs, little ghosties on our tree, and an inflatable pumpkin!

Finished the #Halloween decorations! I think our house looks pretty cute!! #pumpkin #spooky #southflorida

It’s been so fun to make new Halloween traditions this year! I cannot wait to go trick or treating tonight. My best friend, Amy (who is the boys’ godmother/aunt), is coming along for our annual trick-or-treat together around our neighborhood, while Adrian passes out the candy.

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Zachary’s First Field Trip!

Zachary’s Kindergarten class had their first field trip to the Fire Station the other day! I was able to chaperone, and I had such a fun time! Zachary and his classmates really enjoyed their first adventure outside of school, and all of the kids were very good. I hope that I get to come back and chaperone another field trip!

Here is a picture of me and Z on the schoolbus on the way to the Fire Station:

Zachary & I are on he bus for his first ever #kindergarten field trip!! Yay! We are visiting the fire station. #kids #fun #goodtimes #tamarac #southflorida

It was a beautiful day for a field trip!

Fire station field trip

All the kids got to spray the fire hose – how cool is that? Z loved it!

What a great #fieldtrip! Zachary's class went to the #firestation today! We had so much #fun!! #kids #kindergarten #southflorida #tamarac #cityoftamarac

Here is Z in front of one of the big ladder trucks:

What a great #fieldtrip! Zachary's class went to the #firestation today! We had so much #fun!! #kids #kindergarten #southflorida #tamarac #cityoftamarac #firetruck

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Our 2nd Zoo Miami Visit!

A few weeks ago, I picked up a Groupon for Zoo Miami. We had been there earlier this year and had a great time, so we figured we would go again in the fall, when it was a little cooler. Well, temperatures were unfortunately NOT COOLER but we did have a really fun time!

Here I am in my new hat! I love hats. It was so hot outside that we decided to stop at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Kendall on the way down to the Zoo and buy new hats, since I didn’t have a good one, and Adrian left his hat in Georgia when we were visiting over the summer.

#safari #selfie at the #zoo :) #miami #zoomiami #thenorthface #hat

Here are some of the beautiful animals we saw:

#zebra #animals #zoo #zoomiami #miami

Growl! #cheetah #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

Cute #turtle coming up for air at #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

LIZARD ALERT!!! We loved seeing some of the lizards in this exhibit. I thought this horned lizard was way cool.

#hornedlizard #lizard #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

Zachary humored me by taking this picture on the alligator statue. GO GATORS!

#gator boy :) #zoomiami #zoo #miami #kids

We really loved watching the giraffes – probably one of our favorite parts of the day. We did not feed them this time, it was just too crowded, but we did stay and watch them. They were fascinating to watch.

The boys watching the animals from the safari bike. #zoomiami #zoo #miami #brothers #kids

These two youngsters were “play fighting” until another giraffe (mom??) came along, and they stopped their inappropriate behavior! LOL! It reminded me of my own kids! ;)

#giraffes #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

#zebra #ostrich #giraffes #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

Favorites. #giraffes #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

#gorillas #zoomiami #zoo #animals #miami

Beautiful #elephants at #zoomiami  #zoo #miami #animals

We are looking forward to our next visit… however perhaps in the springtime when it’s much cooler! Despite being October, it was still too hot for me! ;)

 

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JudyOctober 17, 2014 - 10:15 am

This was wonderful to read. I love the photos & video. Your blog is “The Best”.

JanetteOctober 17, 2014 - 10:34 am

I love the picture of Zachary on the alligator. He’s way too cool for you now, mom. LOL