Here we are at Boo at the Zoo. It was really cold, but we braved it (Lucy's costume is by far the warmest - next year I definitely want to be something fur-covered). We had a great time! The kids got loaded up on candies, coupons for free stuff, and 2 toothbrushes.
We've had lots of rainy days in the last two weeks. Today was yet another. However, I was struck with a burst of energy and inspiration (a dangerous combination) and before 9 a.m. had washed two loads of laundry, cleared out and reorganized a kitchen cupboard, cleaned up breakfast, and dressed the kids. I decided a play date was just the thing we needed to round out our morning, so I sent text messages to three of our dearest friend families, and two were able to come over. The kids had a blast running through the house, dressed in bed sheets and Halloween masks. Then they spent some time in the garage riding bikes and the John Deere tractor toy. By 1:00 everyone was getting tired, grumpy, and hungry, so we had to call it a day. It's so nice to have rainy day friends!