Friday, October 4, 2013

A Witching Good Time at Gardener Village

We decided this year while Ashley was still in town we would go see our beloved Gardener Village witch display in September instead of October and I can't tell you how much more I LOVED it that way. The last few years it has been a nightmare with THOUSANDS of kids out. This year the weather was perfect and the crowds were near non-existent! I also loved that they added a pavilion so we could eat a nice lunch in the shade before walking around.
We had fun looking at all the fall displays and got a photo opportunity at nearly every set-up due to it not being so crowded.
Julie and I had to stop and get a pic of us in front of the witch on her EYE-phone since our nieces mock us for always being on our phones.
Cami really enjoyed this creepy butler that talked when you pressed his hand, she kept pressing the button and watching him over and over and over. She also loved watching the ducks swim in the river, I was nervous I was going to lose her over the edge with how far she kept leaning over.
It was fun to have cousins with us this year to enjoy the display.
Phoebe really loved this Elvira style witch, I think it was her sparly lippy that won her over.
This pumpkin photo shoot area was new and we fully took advantage of it taking pics of all the different family options we had: family, individuals, grandma with grand kids...
My girls tried kissing this frog as they do every year hoping it will turn into a prince, NUTS another year it didn't work.
Of course this new breast cancer awareness pink witch attracted these two pink loving cousins!
We also found a fun hut filled with pumpkins which we went in only to find out 4 mins later that we aren't suppose to go in they just hadn't gotten the barricade up yet; yeah for us to get a fun sneak in before the bales of hay went up a couple mins later.
While 2 of the aunts ran in a shop to look for a few minutes we sat on the bench and got a few cute cousin pics, Afton and my twiners LOVE to take pics hugging, they are the closest to siblings of all their cousins.
The girls loved these hay bails outside the store and just wanted to sit and pose on them for a long while.
The witches in September was a big hit and I believe a new tradition for us! The only problem I had this year was they took away the Witch-y poo in her outhouse. Hopefully next year they bring her back!

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