Sunday, November 12, 2006

Boo at the Zoo, Fall Festivals and Family fun

So I am a little behind on my posts, this should be from the week before Halloween.

The girls and I had a busy week and a half leading up to Halloween. On the 22nd of October we went to Little Rock and enjoyed an exciting night of Boo at the Zoo. NJ and I took cousin Lane and her friend Katie with us for the excitement. NJ had a little trouble understanding and wanted to know why Boo (our dog) was going to be at the Zoo, when we got that explained we were good to go. NJ enjoyed most every part of the Zoo, she went around to all the booths and got her candy. Then the older girls went to the Haunted House, NJ thought she wanted to go but Mama was way to scared to take her. We did go on the Haunted train ride (we didn't know it was haunted until we were on it). We survived and she is happy she went on it. Besides a few costume scares she had a great time.

We also enjoyed 3 Fall Festivals at the local churches in the area. On the Wednesday night before Halloween we went to the Village Church of Christ festival. NJ was having fun and even won the cookie walk but then she saw him, the guy from Scream was sitting beside the cookie walk and she took off. I had to find her in the crowd and she was ready to go. The second Fall Festival was a little more fun and she actually stayed a little longer. The final Festival we didn't even make it in the door, she saw an adult in a costume and we had to leave that minute. Emma loved all 3 festivals and was ready for more.

Besides all our fun outside the home we did another little pumpkin project. The 2 small pumpkins we got at the Pumpkin Patch were just to small to carve so NJ and decided to paint them. We cleaned off the coffee table and put newspaper down and got all our paint out and had a great time making our pumpkins beautiful. NJ's had several layers of paint and ended up all one color but it was the best pumpkin she had ever seen. She then thought that all the newspaper needed some color too so she painted it. All in all the week leading up to Halloween was a lot of fun for the Lane family.