Ghouls at Grassmere.

We loaded the kids up and headed to the zoo last night for their annual "Ghouls at Grassmere."  It was the first time I have ever been, and it was such a neat event for the kiddos.  Let me warn you, have a glass....better yet a bottle of wine ready when you get home.  It was absolutely insane.  Imagine hundreds of kids running around in costumes on a candy high.  Factor in a toddler who thinks he is mister independent, and wants to run around like crazy all.by.himself.  Needless to say it was a rough Monday morning for this mama.  Being the procrastinator that I am I waited until yesterday morning to worry about a costume, I had no idea what I wanted him to be.  I spotted the K-mart ad in the Sunday paper, and it was adverting their costumes for 50% off.....SOLD!  They did not have too many options for toddlers, but I came across the most adorable/hilarious costume I think I have ever seen.  I immediately snagged it up and headed home.  Feast your eyes on the "stinking" cutest skunk you have ever seen.

He will for sure kill me for this one day.

I am not kidding you all, we have laughed for hours on end at this costume.  It was such a huge hit at the zoo. People kept coming up to us wanting to take pictures of him.  I need to find a costume contest, because I think we could make some major moolah with this costume.  After a serious meltdown, and crying for a little while he finally succumbed to moms torture, and kept the hood on for the entire time we were at the zoo. I think our group had the cutest kids at the zoo....duh!

Most 3 year olds want to be some sort of princess....not our Macy Kate. 


I die.

The best was when he walked. 


                                                                 Family picture fail.

The kids had such a good time, and we cannot wait to go back next year!  We are going to milk our membership as much as possible until it gets too cold.  All of the kids were so confused why we couldn't see the animals, so I think we will be taking them back during the day this weekend.  For someone who is never really jazzed about Halloween I have had a blast this year, and it's not even the actual holiday yet.  I have a feeling we are going to have fun with this one for a while, and I definitely see it in a slide show one day ;)


Pumpkin Patch.

My sister and I took the kids to the pumpkin patch yesterday, and they had a blast!  The place we went was perfect, because they had activities for all ages.  Macy Kate had fun playing games and going down the slide, while Maddie and Hudson played in the area for smaller children.  I am realizing more and more how hard it is to take pictures of a one year old, let alone two!  It was so nice going during the week, and avoiding the crowds.  We will definitely be going back next year.

Hudson "teaching" Maddie how to drive the car.

Two peas in a pod.

He clearly loves taking pictures with mom.

We are off to the farm this weekend to have a party for my sisters birthday.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Halloween Costume Woes

For as long as I can remember I always hated dressing up for Halloween.....weird, I know.  I even hated dressing up for my sorority theme dances in college.  As a child my mom had to fight with me on what I wanted to be, and I always ended up deciding on something at the very last minute.  In fact, I was a football player for probably three years in a row, because I could borrow the stuff from a boy I grew up with at the last minute.  It would be too logical to just wear my cheer leading uniform.  In an effort to not let my disdain for dressing up rub off on Hudson I am trying to get "excited" about dressing him up this year.  Don't get me wrong, I love Halloween, it is the dressing up part I despise.  Which brings me to the point of my post....I have no idea what to dress him up as?  I don't want him to look too much like a baby, but I don't want my baby to look too grown up either.  I will be so happy when he can tell me what he wants to be, so I don't have to agonize over this decision.....I hope he is not like me, and refuses to choose a costume.  Either way I can assure you all that we will never be the family that dresses up together.  What are you all dressing your kid up as, I need suggestion/ideas :).