Monday, October 29, 2007

Boo Who? Boo You!

This little priceless moment is brought to you just because it's too cute not to share.

This time of year always brings around so many different and fun activities to participate in, how do you choose which ones to go to. Luckily the choice is always made easier by who gets to come with you. Saturday was Boo at the Zoo with CeeCee, Ry, F & B.
(isn't B the Happiest and Cutest Owl you have ever seen - and F is an awesome robot!!)

And even though the thought of standing in one long continuous line just to get air heads and tootsie rolls, isn't high on my list of entertainment (I don't even think it's an option on Papa Bears), BB1 was having a ball and BB2 really like the tortilla chips and people handing out string cheese. And that my friends is all the really matters.
I think we left at just the right time, and lunch at Shivers was a great end to a good morning.
Next year (if I can convince Papa Bear to come with me again) I am bringing my own bag of candy and I'll just set it up with the kids that for each animal they see, they get a treat. Then we avoid standing in silly lines, we see the animals (isn't that what we pay admission for) the kids get their candy and everyone goes home happy.
We have also done The Haunted Train Ride on the Heber Creeper. BB1 and BB2 thought the train was pretty cool along with all the things you can look at outside of the train. BB1 was not sure of what she thought once the creatures and spooky people got on the train.

She DID NOT like the Werewolf and surprise, surprise, BB2 thought it was a kitty. Next year though - we will ditch the costumes and just dress super warm. Then we will be able to sit outside and really take in the ambiance of the canyon train ride.

BB1 had a Harvest Festival at her school and it was a madhouse of kids, all running around with tickets in hand to the various games and jumping castles and mega slides. The favorite of the night was the fishing booth. BB2 did not want to give back the fishing rod.

and yet there is still more to come - the pumpkin patch, trick or treating, playing in the huge pile of leaves it took me 2 days to rake up. . . may the fun never end!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Up & Down

Up and Down, Up and Down . . .
the people on the bus go
Up and Down, Up and Down
all through the town.

This is BB2's newest word/phrase. All day long it has been nothing but Up and Down, Up and Down, Up and Down, Up and Down.

Did I mention the totally cute actions of her bending down and popping up, while saying for the hundredth time, Up and Down, Up and Down, Up and Down....

I am loving every minute of it!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Good 'ol Fashion FUN

Before our weather decided to take a turn for winter, we got outside for some good 'ol fashion fun with chalk. You won't be able to tell from the pics, but BB2 is COVERED in chalk. She is all shades of yellow, purple and blue. I guess she was thinking, what's the point of making a picture, if you can't scoot right through it afterwards? And I am pretty sure at on point she decided to see if the stick of chalk tasted any good.

The girls cooperated very nicely for me when I decided I wanted to make chalk outlines of them. They looked a little funny at first, but BB1 helped get them "dressed" and accessorized both pictures very nicely. The addition of hair really added to the overall effect.

We also took the girls to their very first Circus. Barnum & Bailey's was in town and we were able to make the last show on the very last day. Before the show started they let everyone go down on the floor for a little pre-show action (which is how we got to be so close) and the girls got to try on capes and clothes that the circus performers get to wear.

BB1 thought the pre show was pretty cool although BB2 was far from impressed until the puppies came out. Then she got really excited. I think she thought the elephant was pretty cool too.

BB1 was pretty proud of her White Tiger Snow Cone Souvenir cup (and no - you do not want to know how much the silly thing cost) but the smile on her face was worth any price. BB2 was pretty happy with the big bucket of popcorn we got the kids to snack on.

Papa Bear and I just sat back and took in all the energy and excitement of the place. Oh, how I love to people watch. It's been ages since I have been to the circus, and I have to say it was a pretty good show. By the end of the night we had 2 very tired little ones. I think they were both asleep within minutes of getting back to the car and heading home. All in all a very fun night!