Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween Decorations

The boys and I had a lot of fun today putting up our outdoor Halloween decorations this morning. It's tradition to pose with all of the characters, so I got lots of pictures when we were done. Except for the mosquitoes, it was a great time. If you want to see the full size pictures or to check out the egret that I took pictures of today too, go here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

NC Zoo Trip

We went to the NC Zoo yesterday (Thursday). I picked the day based on the best weather for walking comfort and sunny picture taking. We got there a little after 10 and left a little before 5 and were able to cover everything except that I skipped the 'plant' building. I think I can safely say that everyone had a good time. The kids were doing imaginary play games pretty much all day with the peak of that being in the Sonara Dessert building where they discovered a real hidden doorway in the wall of decorative rocks. I got a lot of nice pictures of kids smiling and of the flowers and other plants growing around the zoo. I did also take zoo animal shots, however, it just didn't end up being the best 'pose' day ever for them. Either there was a fence in the way or too far away or something. We thoroughly enjoyed the new giraffe feeding station which was on a free trial still, the new geyser, and the new honey bee exhibit. All great stuff that has very recently opened. So, if you haven't been to the zoo in a while, a trip this fall while the weather is nice would be a great idea. Won't be long and the fall colors will be in full force around the zoo too.

The rest of the zoo pics are here.