Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Greenville Halloween

Happy Halloween!!!
So much to do here in Greenville to celebrate Halloween! Friday we headed to Boo in the Zoo, a trick-or-treat opportunity at our local zoo. For Lauris, a great introduction to the concept of trick-or-treating, as well as a chance to see that other children are wearing costumes too. The event runs the two weekends before Halloween, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

One small piece of advice: buy tickets beforehand. Instead of standing in the very long line (which moved quickly but had a wait of about 30 minutes) you can go straight to the gate. The crowds may have been partly due to some unexpected publicity; on October 22nd the female Masai giraffe Autumn gave birth to a male calf. The baby was named Kiko, which means autumn’s child in Swahili, but neither mom nor calf was in the haddock that late in the evening so we’ll have to return during the daytime to meet the new addition.

Meet Kiko! Source: here
Another great local Halloween event for those looking to participate in an alternative to trick-or-treating, is Green Halloween at Roper Mountain Science Center. Billed as “fall on the farm” there were games, crafts, snacks and candy, farm animals, a hay ride and even a live band. We returned home tired, but with a bag full of goodies that kept us busy the next day too.

Between the pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, the wonderful costumes from our Seattle uncles (complete with hats and fire axe! ) and trick-or-treating (yet to come) it has been a spooktacular Halloween. May all of you, whether celebrating in the US or abroad, have a wonderful Halloween, All Saints’ Day, Guy Fawkes Night, Miķeļi, or fall harvest celebration! BOO!


  1. As I type, my three are hanging over the front fence waiting for "Halloweeners" as they call trick or treaters. So far, none have arrived (it's not a big tradition in Australia, but we do usually get a few). Hope you and your little firemen have a great time!

  2. What a fun event! And you have some of the cutest firefighters ever!

  3. Hi Liene, I come to you via your entry in my giveaway last weekend and I'm so glad to have found your blog! Your boys are just adorable and I love that last picture. Hope you had a wonderful Halloween.

  4. How great is it to be back in the USA where the boys get to celebrate Halloween properly! They make adorable firemen :)


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