Friday, October 28, 2011

Rea's Halloween Parade

The 3-year olds at Rea's school had their Halloween party this week. It is a school tradition to have a costume parade. All the family members are invited. I remember walking on the football field when I was in elementary school (Jack & I went as Batman 2 years). I can't believe that it was now my turn as the parent, watching my daughter parade around.

Last week, as you know, Rea was Harry Potter. A few days ago I told Rea that the parade was coming up and asked if she was excited about wearing her Harry Potter costume to school. She told me that she was Harry last week and had to be Michael this week. All I thought was, "Great. Now I have to find a Michael Jackson outfit." We have the hat (according to Rea, it's the one he wears in the Billie Jean video) and the glove. Both purchased at Disney. I wasn't sure what to do about the rest of the ensemble. Luckily, I vented my frustrations and rolled my eyes at the costume character change to a couple Moms... and one came to my rescue and loaned us her son's Michael Jackson jacket.

Thank you Christina! You are a lifesaver!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Disney Trip Continued...

Friday & Saturday were spent around Disney... Shane had to work on Saturday, so he hung out with us at Animal Kingdom for a little while, then he took off. Then we went to Ft Wilderness for fun with the horses, fun on the playground and fun making fun of Zach & Dad at dinner. Good times.

Rea on the safari ride... she wasn't sure what to expect at all.

Ri & Jack - Ri LOVED the truck and its wheels!

Tour guide says this was a "very unusual thing to see a hippo out of the water". Mom said it was a dead hippo. 

Normal hippo behavior

Giant Croc

Not a dead tree... just leafless for 9 months out of the year. 

Termites don't just destroy your house, they build giant towers.

A male elephant (they are loners)

See the baby? He's the youngest Disney addition - only 2 months old in this picture.

I know Dad is going to hate this pic, but I like it. =) 

Ri & Grammie wait for Rea & Daddy to get on the flying dino ride.

Zach is still trying to hide from the camera...

Ha ha... Gotcha!


And again.

Then it was Saturday morning... and we went to the Magic Kingdom again before heading home.

Hey look! Zach spilled something on his lap! =)

And he was photographed... Mua Ha Ha