Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend Recap

 Saturday afternoon, the extended Birmingham family (me, olivia, the girls and my mom) hit up the local DIY frozen treat vendor, Yogurt Lab. Ruby had birthday cake and mini M&M's. I had Thin Mint with crushed Ande's Mints and my traditional garnish of puppy chow and a yogurt covered pretzel. It is always a competition between my wife and I as to who can create the best treat. She put me to shame this trip with a show-stopping pumpkin themed offering: pumpkin spice yogurt with pumpkin seeds, warm crushed caramel walnuts, pecans and cinnamon chips. Yeah, it was awesome.  
We received an invite to a Trunk or Treat for Sunday night and decided to get the girls dressed up and check it out. Ruby is going to be a giraffe this year and Sailor will be the traditional chicken coming out of the egg that Ruby was her first Halloween.  

The Giraffe on the firetruck. 

 All of the "trunks" were themed and some were in fact too elaborate to be in a trunk. Among them was the fully functional Angry Birds station. It was a great idea and people had a great time with it.
 There was so much to do from movies on an inflatable screen to a dunking booth. Ruby took a ride on the horse and loved it. She is getting really good with sharing and waiting her turn, so much so that she nearly let a couple girls in front of her despite a good wait in line. We saw some of her friends there and they played together all night. We ate and went from trunk to trunk and had a better time that we had expected. The girls arrived home moments from sleep and both slept in this am.
Ruby surveyed the score this morning after breakfast and decided to get to work on a Tootsie Pop. It lasted her quite awhile. Thankfully we did get some healthier items too like raisins, pretzels and fruit snacks. She has been very good at sharing too. This was a good primer for the main event next Monday...

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