Monday, October 31, 2011


This Halloween was Ben's first chance to see what this "trick-or-treating" was all about...
Last year he was only 8 months and too little to go.

We suited him up in his elephant costume, and I tried to get a decent picture of the two of us.

Ben is so not a fan of the head piece.

Then we headed out to the neighbors to trick-or-treat.

I love how he is just dragging his trick-or-treat bag on the ground behind him.

At the first house he got a sucker, which went into the bag. We went to a few more houses, but he just really wanted the sucker out of the bag.

He was much happier once that sucker was his! (He is watching a plane fly by in this one.)

Back at our house, we hung out by the front door handing out candy while Ben knocked off his sucker. He is a good sharer though, so he offered me a lick.

He wouldn't take no for an answer and shoved the sucker in my mouth. Mmmm.

Look at poor Dee on high alert in the background.

Then he noticed the candy bowl. Without fail for some reason Ben always grabs a Milky Way out of the bowl when he can get his hands in it.

The sucker was demoted to me to hold so he could focus on the Milky Way.

And we'll leave you with a little chocolate drool.

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Typical Dinner

Things to note:

1. The guacamole in his hair and smeared on the table.
2. Dee ready to lunge for dropped food at any second.
3. Ben's feet up on the table. It's already started...
4. The evil grin in the first photo.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Party

This afternoon was Ben's classroom's Halloween party. How could I resist?

He went as an elephant. He was not too fond of wearing the head piece.

We headed out holding hands for the parade. Notice the head piece is already off and we aren't even outside yet.

Another boy also dressed up as an elephant, and they held hands during the parade. Adorable.

They got fruit snacks as a "trick-or-treat" snack as they came back in the building. Ben was very intent on this snack.

Then we took them out of their costumes (because his classroom is always super hot) and had a party!

There was a TON of food. In addition to the fruit snacks, the parents each brought something in. There were goldfish, pretzels, cheese cubes, mandarin oranges, bananas, pizza, granola bars, cupcakes and juice boxes. It was a feast!


A day at the Albuquerque zoo:

More zoo pictures here.