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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Halloween 09

We had a very busy Halloween! The weekend before, we went to "Boo at the Zoo". The kids had a lot of fun, but not so fun for Joe and I. It took us about 30 minutes to drive to the zoo, then 30 minutes of waiting to get a parking spot. When it was finally our turn to park, they ran out of spaces! Joe had joked on the way there what if that happened. It was so frustrating! Well, Joe dropped us off and he made a parking spot for us. Luckily, it wasn't a very cold night. We walked around the zoo in the dark, getting candy. The only animals we saw were the giraffes and moneys and it smelled too bad to stay inside with them! Even with the membership to the zoo, we ended up paying more than we liked. At least we know for next year!

We started off Halloween day with a hayride at the Air Force Academy. It was fun and the weather was awesome! It was about 15 minutes long and it was the perfect length for the kids. They got to pet a bunch of horses and one kept eating Lexi's hair. I guess she smelled good!

Then we went home and relaxed for awhile. This is the first Halloween Joe didn't have to work, so we went trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. We started a little early, but the kids loved it!  It was a great night for it!  When they were getting cold, they wanted to go the Fall Festival at our church.  We got there when it was winding down, so we didn't have to wait in any lines!  They got a lot of candy there - and good candy according to Joe.  It was great to be able to do Halloween with Joe this year. 

Here are the pics:

The kids before going to the zoo: Shrek and Ariel.

Chris didn't know Lexi was making silly faces.

One of the horses at the hayride.  They were all pretty friendly.

Lexi eating a donut with friends Ethan and Ellie on the hayride.

Chris cheesing!  He thought it was so fun!

Leaving our house for trick-or-treating.

 Action!  They would both pound on the door and/or ring the door bell.  They wanted candy!

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