HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! I’ve said it many times before, but Halloween is my most favorite holiday so any excuse to celebrate it and I’m in! The Ecotarium hosts an annual Great Pumpkin festival that we attended this past Saturday. They open the museum for special hours from 2-9 p.m. and it is an afternoon and evening full of family friendly Halloween fun! They have more than a thousand of carved pumpkins that are on display and lit up when it gets dark, they have trick-or-treating, they have vendors, crafts, you name it, it was there.
As part of the admission price you also get full access to the Ecotarium including a free planetarium show. While normally we would love this, there was way too much going on outside that we cruised right through the Ecotarium and spent all of our time outside. We saw a fire breather which I thought was pretty cool but Ashton saw her and the fire and said, “Mama, I don’t like this much!” This kid kills me so we moved on to something we knew he would like..BUBBLES!
They also had face painting for the kids (the line was SUPER long so we didn’t do it) and they had this great area where the kids could look for frogs hidden in the hay and take home 2 that they found! Ashton loved this! Notice he didn’t wear his costume…he got up from nap was wasn’t feeling his costume at the time but he wore this monster sweatshirt. Win some, lose some!
They also had tee-pees set up with pots, pans, etc inside.
Ashton also loved playing in there with some of the older kids.
The Ecotarium recently set up a really awesome park about a month or two ago but it was PACKED so we didn’t get to play much on it, but I can’t wait to take Ashton here in the Spring to explore it more, I have a feeling we could spend quite a few hours there!
After getting some candy from a few of the stations set up along the grounds, Ashton saw someone with an ice cream cone and that is all he could focus on. We went to find where we could get ice cream and noticed there were a ton of vendors selling sandwiches, chili, hot dogs, chips, cookies, popcorn, cotton candy and ice cream. We got Ashton his ice cream and he was on cloud nine and Robyn got a cotton candy as a little pre-dinner treat. I’m telling you, I have two kids, one is just much bigger than the other 😉
We at the Ecotarium for quite a few hours and it was getting late so we headed out to get some dinner before getting Ashton to bed. On the way back to the car, it was so awesome to see all the jack o lanterns lit up, we probably took half an hour just walking back to the car pointing out the awesome carvings.
I just love this time of year so much! I cannot wait to go trick or treating tonight and see the joy on all the kids faces, it really is so priceless! I hope whatever you do tonight, whether it’s passing out candy, hanging with friends or taking your little ones trick or treating that you enjoy it!
On a random note, I am going to get my hair cut tomorrow and am thinking of changing things up since I’ve had the same hair style for a few years now..I am still not sure what I am going to do, but if you have an thoughts, let me know in the comments!! I’ll let you know how it goes next week (or if you follow me on IG…you will likely see it there first!)
Have an awesome weekend!
Question of the day
Do you like Halloween? What are you plans for tonight?
What should I do to my hair?