Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Party and Night Eyes!

Yesterday was a fun day!  Daniel was back in town after being gone for a few days for work and we went running around in the morning sending off pictures to grandparents, buying some Christmas presents (yes, I like to be ahead of the game), a quick lunch, and then picking up cupcakes from HyVee for Jackson's school Fall Party.  We signed up several weeks ago to help at the party and when we got there with the cupcakes we were surprised by all the goodies the other families had donated...  boxes of cookies, Little Debbie cakes, Rice Crispy treats, candy, and so much more!  Jackson cracked me up when he got in the room and ran to a seat and immediately had a cookie in one hand and the cupcake in the other licking the frosting off of both!  Those kids were on a sugar high when they left at the end of the school day!  The best part was after we helped setup, we got to run a game of pin the face on the pumpkin.  The kids loved it but even more so did they love the toilet paper mummies (where they wrapped each other in toilet paper)!  Reminded me of a Super Hero Night event we had at the Children's Museum years ago.  Here is a picture of Jackson at the end of the party getting ready to leave for the day...

Isn't he adorable?  He's sporting the new spider hat he made in class.  ;-)

Tonight we went to Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo.  Jackson was dressed in his Lightening McQueen costume again and Peyton was an adorable pumpkin!  Daniel and I decided to wear our Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts and funny wigs as well.  ;-)

Last year, Night Eyes was pretty lame and we debated on even going again this year but decided to with Aunt Heather and Aunt Amanda and their kiddies.  Going on a Saturday afternoon was so much better then last year because we could see everything and the lines were much shorter!  Jackson and Peyton really racked up the candy there!  Last weekend, we bought a new wagon so we could pull the boys along for events like this.  (Quick side note:  before we even parked the car Jackson was telling us how he really needed to ride in the wagon with Peyton because his legs would get sooooo tired!  We made him walk anyway!)  So we got to try out the new wagon tonight which worked GREAT!  The only thing that bugged me was  people kept throwing candy in the wagon with Peyton.  HELLO - he's 14 months old!  Nothing happened and I got everything away from him except for a licorice stick that he was not about to let go of.  LOL.  All in all, we had a very good time this year and we will definitely do it again next year.

When we got home Jackson couldn't wait to break into his candy but he had to wait until after dinner.  He goggled down 6-7 pieces of candy and was WIRED!!  As he was talking 50 miles a minute he started talked about the fence around the secretary and how did that work.  We thought he had a screw loose until we realized he didn't mean secretary, he meant cemetery.  It was a joke that we heard at Living History Farms the other night about what runs all around a cemetery but doesn't move...  a fence.  LOL!

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