Since I am not capable of doing "wordless", I decided to rename today, "less words Wednesday"... Here's what we did this past weekend.... Saturday started off kind of bumpy. I wasn't feeling well and was kind of having a bad day in general, but I promised Micah we would go to Ghouls at Grassmere, so I knew I had to pull it together and I am so glad I did. We had such a great time, as is evident in the picture of Micah with his hero, Batman, who affectionately gave him bunny ears. I swear, seeing how happy this made him, brought tears to my eyes. I am so grateful to be able to let him experience all these fun opportunities this blog has afforded me.
Ghouls at Grassmere is the Nashville Zoo's yearly fundraiser and we were lucky enough to score a family pass to check it out. (for free, thanks to the nice folks at the Nashville Zoo) Ghouls at Grassmere is a family friendly spooktacular designed (mostly) for kids 12 and under, but I am proof that even older kids (16 and 38), can enjoy this event.
I may or may not have even "raised the roof" with a stormtrooper or two.
In addition to a huge dance floor, the kids can also take a spooky hayride or try their luck at the Carn-evil games. Each child gets three turns and receives a prize for their efforts.
There were tons of photo props, perfect for snapshots to add to the family album.
I even got the hubby in on the fun!
The reptile house was transformed into an evil monster lab. With different stations, showcasing items from around the zoo, such as the fur from the werewolf, an actual alien autopsy, a snack bar, complete with lice cream and eyeballs that "taste like chicken", according to the "sweet little lady" who was running the concession stand. The next day, Micah asked if we could have eyeballs for dinner and was heartbroken when I told him "No". Even the girl (16) had fun. She'll say "it was ok", but the smile on her face in all the pics (that I am barred from posting, according to Her Royal Highness), she had a great time. Ghouls at Grassmere is a yearly event and if you live in or around the Nashville area, I highly suggest you check it out. We will definitely be attending again next year.
About the Nashville Zoo...
The Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 787,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.
For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.
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