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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Eve at the Zoo!

To think that only a couple days ago I was all set to skip this fun day... Even as I began to accept the fact that I wasn't going to be cuddling a newborn yet, I reasoned that my little girl is too young to care and preparations really weren't worth the effort! Boy am I glad that I changed my mind! I was motivated by the number of awesome individuals who offered to take our daughter trick or treating for us, so Monday I worked like a mad woman to create our attire.
 Our aprons read:
"We have a BUN in the oven!"
"Kiss the Cook"
 Details to follow on the making of her chefs attire!
We spent Halloween Eve at the most adorable little zoo in the next town over. Thankfully their theme was merry- not scary! The weather was perfect and our daughter was so well behaved. She loved watching the monkeys, and the wallabys made her laugh. She held out her little candy bucket to trick or treat to all the staff members not wearing masks, and she stayed way away from the star wars characters!

The zoo also hosted costume contests and we took 2nd place in the family category! I think the judges favored home made costumes, and we made them laugh with our "clever idea." From where he was standing, the mayor could read my husbands apron best so while he was announcing the 2nd place winners he asked me, "Do you really kiss the cook?"

I replied, "That's why we have a bun in the oven!" To which he made me repeat in the microphone. I blushed. A lot. And he congratulated us and told us that his name was a great name for a baby boy! So, we won 2nd and it came with a big ol' root beer, a gift certificate to get some pizza, and we snagged a picture with the good mayor too.


  1. How cute!!!
    That is such a creative idea--I love it!
    What a story to tell Little Mr. someday! Mayor and all :)

  2. Haha! That is hilarious. That's why you have a bun in the oven :) Cutest idea I've seen for a pregnant lady costume!!
    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies