Thursday, January 7, 2010

Playing Favorites....

There is only one thing that both my kids totally agree on and it is their very favorite thing... Above Nick Jr, bottles, princess gear, I think even above chocolate and that is saying A LOT. It is their Grandparents. They look forward to visits here or there. They love to play with them anywhere. (Too many bed time stories tonight - sorry)

Tom's parents found a great deal again this year to come out in October. They came the last week and left Halloween morning. We actually made it out to the zoo this year. The NC Zoo in Asheboro is pretty amazing. I really only remember going to the Hogle Zoo as a kid and this is so much better. The animals even have room to move! It is a lot bigger then the zoo in Columbia, but that also means a lot more walking. It is HUGE. It was a little cool the day we went so we practically had the zoo to ourselves.

We try to always get pictures of Ella with her Ella-phants. So if you feel you have seen this backdrop before, you are probably right.

The girls also love giraffe and zebras.
We decided to check out the newly re-done play area. The girls had a blast and it was a fun break between North America and Africa sections. Tom said that only in North Carolina would they segregate a zoo.

Ella loved showing off our new Halloween decoration. Patty Pumpkin Head Princess. Since she looks a little like Nightmare Before Christmas we had to name her so the girls wouldn't be scared of her. Ella named her and kept adding on until it became Patty Pumpkin Head Princess. Both girls love her mostly because she is about their height.

The night before Grandma and Gramps left we had our Ward Trunk or Treat. The girls loved finally getting to be able to dress up. Audrey decided to wear the kangaroo, even though we had another costume for her that she wore on Halloween.

Even Daisy got into the spirit this year. This girls are still trying to get her to still wear her costume around. We had a ton of fun with Grandma and Gramps as usual. I have a few more pictures of another fun thing we did with them, but it will its own post.

I may still be in October but at least there is progress so enjoy catching up because it may take me a few days to get the next batch out!


Lorilee said...

YAY!!!!!! I love all the pictures. Such beautiful girls. BTW I am sad for Daisy. That is all I am going to say. Poor thing.

Alicia said...

Lol, how cute they are!
And I love Patty Pumpkin Head Princess!

The Gilles Family said...

Oh my goodness, the zoo is our Go-To place in every city (besides Vegas) that we live! We LOVE the zoo (and the Carter-gators, Carter-rillas, Carter-raffes, etc.!).

AND Grandparents are the absolute favorites here, too!