Tuesday, October 9, 2012



I know I have. If someone asks you to, like your parents, you should do it. You know it will help you to stay healthy and one day, your parents might not be right there to help you or remind you when to check. Just get it over with it takes 20 seconds.

POD OR PUMP? A lot of families ask me: “I just found out my 4 year old son has diabetes a lot of my friends have recommended the pump, but a lot of my other friends said pod. Which one should I choose for my 4 year old?” Well, I prefer the pod because the pump has tubes, which scared me when I was 4. There are pros and cons about both of these devices, and even though I like the pod I want to know which one you prefer, pod or pump. Please respond to this. I am curious and I am sure a lot of other families are too.

1. October 26 - October 27 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm The annual Hoot ‘n’ Howl celebration!
Bring your brood to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Navigate through the park and search for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour. Revelers young and young-at-heart can don their costumes, play games, win prizes and eat treats during this wild weekend.
*Get a special discount when you purchase tickets in advance The park is open during regular hours (9:30 am - 3 pm) on the days of the event. The gates will reopen at 5:30 for visitors with Hoot ‘n’ Howl tickets. Hoot 'n' Howl activities run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• $11 for Member adults (ages 13 and up) and $7 for Member youth (ages 3-12). Children ages 2 and under free.
• $13 for Non-Member adults (ages 13 and up) and $9 for Non-Member youth (ages 3-12). Children ages 2 and under free.
• Coupons, complimentary passes, etc. of any kind are not accepted for Hoot n Howl

Activities include: Tram Tours – Tour a slice of Northwest Trek’s famous free roaming area at night. See if you can find the animals beneath the stars. Live Animal Encounters – Check out the all the fascinating natural abilities of Northwest Trek’s animal ambassadors. Education Stations – Listen to the sounds of the nighttime forest, participate in some sweet science, rely on your senses of touch, smell and sound, and learn how your eyes work. Games – Play a variety of traditional carnival-style games. Crafts – Harness your creative juices as you make some spooky seasonal crafts. Trick-or-Treat – Enjoy this treasured Halloween pastime at designated stations throughout the park where Northwest Trek staff and volunteers will be passing out “green” treats. Our goodie giveaways contain no palm oil or sustainable yield palm oil only. To ensure a happy Halloween, we ask adults not to wear masks or scary face-paint.

  2. Remlinger Farms -- 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation. 425-333-4135. Remlinger buzzes with activity during the fall: Hop the hayride out to the U-pick pumpkin fields, join a fall harvest tour, watch a pumpkin-carving demonstration, shop in the farm market or go on the 25-plus rides and attractions (many of them for tots) in the Country Fair. The Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival is open weekends from September 29 to October 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m

3. Double R Farms—5820 44th St. E., Puyallup. 253 227-5385. During October, the farm features a 5-acre corn maze and the largest selection of pumpkins in the valley. Try your hand at one of three pumpkin slingshots, including one just for kids, and enjoy tractor-pulled hay rides on the weekends and farm animals for kids to visit. Find decorative gourds, cornstalks, mini pumpkins, and edible squash in the 70-year-old farm

4. Pumpkin Bash - Woodland Park Zoo750 N. 50th St. Seattle,WA98103US
Get Directions (Google Maps) http://zoo.org When Saturday, Sunday open hours; activity and performance times vary Price One child under 12 in costume free with each adult admission Description Watch as zoo animals are given pumpkins -- to eat, play with or smash -- as treats to celebrate Halloween. Plus! Kids can trick-or-treat along the Pumpkin Promenade and do Halloween crafts, and the whole family can enjoy bluegrass music and other performances (on Sunday, the Roosevelt High School Thriller Club performs the "Thriller" dance at noon and 1 p.m.). All ages 206-548-2500

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