Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lydia

Lydia turned 4 YEARS OLD over the weekend.  We had the party at her new favorite place, Going Bonkers
It was a big hit and she had a blast.

Cade photo creeping.  It's pretty funny when you notice it.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Going Bonkers

The other day (week) Cade had the day off from school so we went to Going Bonkers.  We've (me and Lydia) had been meeting to check it out for a while, but never seemed to get our act together.  We picked up Cade's pal R and gave it a try.  It. Was. AWESOME!! It's Lydia's new favorite place AND it's an incredible replacement for Chuck E. Cheese's.
I don't have to step foot in that place ever.  Again.  
Thank you, Going Bonkers!
Lydia also picked it to have her birthday party later this week.

She waited so long to get on this swing and spent just about the same amount of time swinging on it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Tired Halloween

Whew!  The past week getting ready for Halloween has wiped me out!  All I want to do is sleep for 18 hours.  Instead, I'll spend that 18 hours uploading pictures from said week.
It started out with the mother of all holiday traditions:

Now every month for the next 4 or 5 months, we get to re-watch all the old Charlie Brown cartoons.

Next up is Lydia' preschool costume parade and sing-a-long.
Hard to believe Cade was here just 7 short years ago doing the same thing.

Fast forward to yesterday to Cade's costume parade and Trunk-or-Treat.
This is Mrs. Doty.  Every year she has a killer costume.  This year was no different.  She was a friggin' GUMBALL MACHINE!!  Isn't it awesome??  She was counting on a bit cooler weather when she was making it and not the nearly 80 degrees we had yesterday.  When she came out, her bowl was all fogged up from the heat. Hilarious.

In the past, we usually had the drum line from Topeka High march us around the block.
This year our own drum line had the honors and they rocked!

Ursula and Ariel. And our 'Under the Sea' themed trunk. Those poor unfortunate souls had to pass me in this crazy get-up to get their candy. Some of the preschool kids were freaked out.  And so were Cade and Rusty. Cade asked more than once when I was going to take all that make up off. By the end of the night I couldn't wait to wash it off. Surprisingly, it nearly all came off with just water.  I couldn't get it off of the strangest place: mah pits.  Which is really weird because I'm pretty sure I didn't put any there.

Cade was the only Finn at school.

Now back home to our own trick-or-treating.
In case you're wondering, Cade and Rusty went as Finn and Jake from Adventure Time.
If I hadn't promised Lydia I would be Ursula to her Ariel, we probably would have been Marceline and the Lumpy Space Princess with the guys.  How fun would that have been?

Strawberry Shortcake was the other ladybug with Lydia a couple years ago.

As usual in our neighborhood, we didn't get very many 'customers'.  Lydia would wait patiently by the door holding the candy bowl, hoping they would show up.  She'd give up and start playing then go running to the door the few times we had 'customers'.  It really was pretty dang cute.