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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Day at the Zoo... Zoo Boo that is

This past weekend we took a family trip to the Binder Park Boo Zoo (or Zoo Boo... I can't remember which one it is). Anyways, it was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun collecting candy, playing with all the decorations and even took a hay ride through the park.

It was way too hot for the kids to keep their costumes on, but we did get a few pictures of them. Both cousin Champe & Natalie were bumble bees.

Aunt Jenni, Thomas, Aunt Annie & Natalie

Checking out the scarecrows (they are her favorite)

Aunt Jenni & Natalie riding the camel

Grandpa & Champe

Oh no watch out for the hippo!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Annual Halloween Festivities

Each year we celebrate Halloween with Phil's mom. We make scary foods, pick out pumpkins, eat too much & then carve our pumpkins. This year we even had a scary dessert making contest. We didn't actually declare a winner, since we were all in a sugar coma by the end.
We went to Gene the Pumpkin man to pick out pumpkins again this year, I mean he even has an orange car, I think he deserves our pumpkin business.
Testing out the pumpkins
Natalie & Nona
Just relaxin.

Even Tula got dressed up to join the party.
Scary baby!!! This was her "Thriller" look, accentuated by a green frosting mustache.
I have to be honest, these pictures make her look a lot more interested in the carving than she actually was. She tried, but didn't want a whole lot to do with the slimy insides.
Thankfully Dad came to the rescue and carved it for her.

Some things you missed...

Here are some of the things we've been up to in the last few weeks since I've posted last...

Watched Phil participate (and come in 2nd) in his annual Corporate Olympics volleyball games.

Went to the apple orchard with Nona.

Tailgated for MSU football season.

Played with cousin Champe.
Attended a "Sprinkle" shower hosted by my favorite cousin Staci. It was very well done and basically consisted of a small group of family only (sorry everyone else) eating a lot of food and visiting. No gifts were allowed aside from books for baby 2.0.
My mother is taking a cake making class and this is just one of her many masterpieces.

Cousin Staci (our marvelous hostess) and Arianna.
Aunt Sharon & Natalie at the Sprinkle.