Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Dog Parade

Saturday morning I took the kids over to our outdoor mall to see a Dog Costume Parade. It was a perfect event for kids...no wait, over quickly, and highly entertaining. I think we were some of the only people there just watching the parade, there were lots and lots of participants and some super cute doggie costumes! We had about 5 minutes to kill while we waited for them to round the corner we were on and we browsed windows, did tricks and danced to pass the time.
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As pretty much the only spectators we got lots of attention from the dogs. One lady even asked if she could take a picture of her dog with my kids :-).
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After the finale car we went and walked around the booths a bit. Ella was excited when we saw these hound dogs who look like her favorite stuffed animal, Sniffer. (and how cute is that coat?! I got it for $13 at a resale shop...score!)
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

School Trunk or Treat

Ella's school had their first trunk or treat this year on Friday so off we went! We scored better candy at the church one the next night :-), but it was our first time dressing up this year and we had lots of fun. Preston was definitely the biggest hit of the weekend...people couldn't get enough of our little Elmo. Of course, our Rock Star Ella and Butterfly Addie were each gorgeous as well! It was actually pretty freezing for Houston that night so Preston's was the only costume that didn't need adjusting. (and my new lens came just in time for all the festivities!)
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Spirit Week

Monday: Wear Red
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Tuesday: Wear Boots
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Wednesday: Crazy Socks
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Thursday: Inside-Out
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This day everything was going normally in the morning. We got Ella on the bus and then we headed to the gym before taking Addie to preschool. It was my kid free day and Preston was going to play with Ian as well. I got my step set up and had just started on the elliptical while I waited for class to start when the child care center paged me. I headed over fearing Addie had gotten in trouble and hoping it was just that Preston had pooped, but found out that Addie had thrown up in the sink. She had seemed completely fine all morning so I highly doubted she was really sick (she periodically throws up in the morning and then is fine the rest of the day). We headed to the grocery store for a couple things and I was planning to go back to the gym after dropping the kids off. I bought Addie a little Sprite and let the kids eat some crackers while we slowly walked around the store killing time. We had just arrived in the Halloween aisles when Addie told me she needed to throw up. I grabbed the towel I had in my purse for the gym and caught a lot of throw up, and was trying to wipe her face with a clean corner of the towel when she said there was more. The towel had reached full capacity so there was nothing to do but let her throw up all over the floor. It was gross and I feel really bad for the poor teenage boy that had to come clean it up. So we headed home instead of to school and my kid-free day was gone. We made her a comfy bed on the couch and she never threw up again, but we canceled the playdates we had lined up at our house for the next day just in case there was flu germs floating around. Luckily I think it was just another random Addie throw up.
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I also found out all the kids love pistachios that day.
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Friday: Favorite Cap
Ella doesn't like any caps, but we thought maybe the Rangers one would bring them luck that night...didn't work :-(.
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I don't think I ever mentioned that when it got cold and I put pants on Preston for the first time he laughed and told me they were "too long!", he only remembers shorts. He also has to sit on a pumpkin EVERY time we go out to the bus in the morning.
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