The weekend started a little rough with a stomach bug, Lilah had it Wednesday and I got it Friday. Luckily just a 24 hour thing, but rough nonetheless. Shannon whisked the company away as soon as they pulled in the driveway to head over to a birthday party for our dear friend Savannah. The girls all had a great time in a bounce house and I got some more time to try and pull myself together.
Sunday we debated what we wanted to do for the day and settled on the zoo. It was a good idea because all the girls had such an amazing time and it is so fun to see the excitement over the animals. Grandma spoiled the girls and they got to feed giraffes, ride camels, and just enjoy what the zoo had to offer. Both little girls left the zoo asleep in the stroller.
|We couldn't get enough of the hand holding.|
|In or Out?|
|Carving pumpkin fun with Aunt Danielle (can you spot her?)|
Monday was the big day. Halloween, Lilah's Birthday, FUN FUN FUN. I had decided that with all the other parties going on and the excitement of having family around, that we would not hold an official birthday party this year. I am glad in hindsight based on the fact that I was bed ridden for 24 hours and it would have stressed me to no end to pull a party off. Instead we decided to celebrate with all our Stroller Strides friends at the Halloween themed class and bring cake to the potluck after. Then we topped off the night with Trick or Treating, of course. Lilah's best buddy, Madeleine joined us and the babies were amazingly adorable; walking right up to the doors, yelling trick or treat, inspecting each piece of candy, saying 'Thank You' and looking precious in their costumes. We only walked around the block, but it was plenty for the girls. We had some pumpkin rolls/bars/cake (didn't quite turn out like planned, but still yummy) and opened some gifts. The girls played and played that night and didn't get to bed until late, but I just didn't have the heart to break up Lilah's "It's my Birthday Party!"
|Enjoying the Birthday morning surprise...a new play table, just their size.|
|Not sure what Megan is doing in the background, but love it!|
|Costume off, cake time!|
|"This looks good"|
|She is a serious eater|
|Family swim time in chilly waters|
|Who else gets to swim on their Halloween Birthday?|
|I love my backpack Gram! I wore it to open my presents.|
|Pre- Trick or Treating|
|Lilah had a hard time staying on the path|
|Her new "Glasses" (it's a tiara)|
|Wilma and Pebbles|
|Cat in the Hat, Thing 2 and Thing 1 (and a half)|