Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trunk or Treat and Boo at the Zoo

We broke out Alex's Halloween costume, (again), for Trunk or Treat at church and Boo at the Zoo. Alex had a great time and even sat for his face being painted.

This was the first year our parish did a Trunk or Treat event and hopefully they will continue it in the future. Boo at the Zoo was quite crowded and we figured out this is an event to come early to, rather then later.

Most of the animals were away, but Alex did get to play in the Imaginarium.

He rather enjoyed raking the 'leaves' and was quite upset when we took the rakes away.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Magical 30th Birthday

The Magic House, the children's museum, turned 30 this weekend and to celebrate they were open all weekend for free. We took advantage of this and went after church Sunday. None of us had ever been before, so it was nice to see what it had to offer. Alex enjoyed the section for under 2.

He liked to open the wall of doors and feel the textures behind the doors. He climbed in the climbing area and slide down the slide.

They had empty tubes to drop balls down and I think that was his favorite. Leave it to my son to walk into the kitchen area and start carrying around the rubber knives.

I liked the water room. A whole room devoted to water playing.

There is even small seats for infants/toddlers to play in the water. The girl who sat next to Alex kept splashing the area and got us all wet :)

We ended the outing with some free ice cream. I look forward to going again and seeing what else the Magic House has to offer.

Hair Cut

I was away for a good part of Saturday and this is what I saw when I got back.

I had asked Eric to trim Alex's hair in the front. He ended up with a full chop job. Now he REALLY looks like Eric!!

Adventures in Cabinetry

Wednesday we got an unexpected phone call. The offer we had made for a large, three piece entertainment center was accepted by the furniture store. Mind you this store has been going out of business for months, but still has prices marked sky high. I had sent Eric into the store in September to make an offer on a white Shaker cabinet, but it was sold. Eric then made the same offer on this three piece set and was snickered at a bit. Flash forward a little more then a month, they accepted the offer!! We had some rebate money from the washer and new cell phones, so we walked away with these cabinets for much less then what the store paid for them. I think I was shocked more then anything they took our low offer. So now we have grown-up furniture in the living room. No more mesh cubes for the movies. The only downside is that I will need to reassign my ladder shelf upstairs.
Alex throughly enjoyed riding around on the furniture dolly.

Big thanks to John and our neighbors' for thier help on this unexpected project.