Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pre-Halloween Weekend

So Halloween is still a few days away and I'm DONE with it already! We attended three (yes, that is THREE) Halloween events on Saturday, and now are just about Halloween-ed out! But Zander just looks so cute in his costume, that I'm sure I'll have to resign myself to dressing him up in it again tomorrow (party at daycare) and on Friday (party at my office, followed by "real" Halloween trick or treating).
We started off our weekend with our annual trek to Boo at the Zoo. Tammy and I have decided that this will be our last trip on the official Boo day, as it's an absolute madhouse (seriously - lines winding through the parking lot just to get in the door) and Zander couldn't care less about waiting in line for 15 minutes for a tootsie roll. Next year we'll have our own zoo celebration, the day BEFORE (or after) Boo at the Zoo! Thanks to Tammy and Sophia for being our dedicated zoo buddies. I think Zander thinks that they live there! "A zoo a see a zebra. With Phia, and Bammy? A hot dog?" That pretty much sums up every trip to the zoo!

Zander's VERY FAVORITE animal at the zoo - the zebra.
Who really goes to the zoo to see zebras? Apparently my son does...

Zander and Sophia's second favorite thing at the zoo - the train
(second to the zebras, of course (and maybe the carousel)).

We were sure to leave the zoo in time for a good nap, and then headed out to Amil's birthday/Halloween party. Even though we had to cut our time there short, we were amazed with Jessica's Betty Crocker and party planning skills!

Zander and the birthday girl.
We headed straight from the birthday party to Abby's house for our family Halloween party. Thanks so much for being a great hostess Abby. We were especially excited that Nathan & Mikelle were able to join us with their super cute kids. Zander definitely doesn't get to see enough of his Idaho cousins! Abby is Zander's new favorite, as she has a slide in her living room. He was asking to go back to Abby's house all day on Sunday!
Ever try to get 7 little, kids to sit still for a picture?
Yeah - it doesn't work very well.

All in all, our pre-Halloween weekend was a success. I couldn't believe what a trooper Zander was to actually stay in those football pads all day long. Let's hope the real deal goes as smoothly...


Natenkell said...

It was fun to see you, too. We need to get together more often.

abby said...

Thanks for coming! It was really fun. Stella calls every kid with curly hair Zander and tries to hug them.