The kids got their first real taste of trick-or-treating tonight. We started at our friends Kathy and Suresh's house, then made our way up and down their block. You can see in the pictures that Jeremiah missed his nap today. He was in a daze a lot of the evening. We had so much fun! Brooklyn put her own costume together. She was a fairy princess (thoroughly loving every minute of it) who got to wear make up outside of the house for the first time. Jeremiah is actually wearing a clown costume that my mom made for me when I was his age (how fun!).

Our church has a Fall Festival every year on Halloween night that gets quite the turn out. Typically, around 20,000-25,000 people attend. They had dozens of bounce houses, blow up slides, 'carnival' games, and more candy than the kids will ever eat! By 7:00pm when we got there, Jeremiah was pretty exhausted, so he stayed close by me for the most part.

Brooklyn, on the other hand, suddenly got a big second wind of energy and tried just about every 'ride' in the preschool corner (more than once!).

...As Jeremiah almost fell asleep standing up.


Old MacDonalds

I recently joined the Carrollton Early Childhood PTA. So far we've only been to a couple play dates, but the kids and I really enjoy it. It's helped us get out and meet some more stay-at-home moms and kids their age. Yesterday, Brooklyn's play group met at Mcdonalds (Jeremiah calls it "Old MacDonalds and sings E-I-E-I-O whenever he hears "McDonalds") to play in their play area. Brooklyn is a fantastic climber and can easily maze her way through the tunnels and slides. This play area is huge! I get lost just looking from the outside. She has a blast. Typically, Jeremiah is Brooklyn's little shadow wherever she goes, but today he stayed pretty close by me instead of venturing in. I saw him crawl into the opening, assuming he'd sit there a minute and climb right back out (he's a little frightened still), but within minutes I hear, "MAAAMAAA! MAAMAA!" amid lots of tears. I frantically circled my way around the play area trying to figure out where his cries were coming from. He had managed to crawl halfway across this maze and end up at the top of a (not so small) tunnel slide. So I sent Brooklyn back through to see if she could coax him down while I yelled up the tunnel, "Jeremiah, Mommy's right here. Come on down buddy, I'll catch you". He was not going to have that. So, 39 week pregnant mama climbed UP this long, curly tunnel slide to rescue him. I kind of wish there was a camera around. I could have SWORN I would end up in labor after that adventure. Nope, still preggo and Jeremiah never went back in :-).