Halloween Part I because we're only half done with our Halloween activities. We're making up for the fact that last year Charlotte sat out the event altogether in favor of an early bedtime. First we hit up Frisco's "Safety Town" trick or treat festival along with ten thousand other Frisco-ites. Charlotte was the cutest chick there.
Hailing a cab home
As successful a group shot of the ward kids as we could muster
Eyeing the cute shark next to her
The next night we hit up the ward "Fall Festival" and Charlotte went as a poodle. This costume didn't fit her last year (too big) and didn't really fit her this year either (too small!) but we stuffed her into it and she was super cute but her attitude wasn't as good, at least until the pumpkin pail filled up with candy.
Helaman had some patients in Gainesville, Texas to visit. It is about an hour north of Frisco, where the gas is $2.50. Charlotte and I went along to keep him company and visit the local outlet mall and zoo. The outlet mall, or what was left of it, had seen better days. Nothing is more depressing than a food court devoid of vendors except for a Gap Outlet with nothing on sale - are you kidding? I give it two weeks to live. The Frank Buck Zoo was fun to enjoy on this cool day and just our size. Charlotte loved the petting area and got to know some goats pretty well. We thought this camel had died but it was just asleep. Looks comfy. Our family shot - look closely and you can see a giraffe between the fence.
Today we went to the Dallas Arboretum and their pumpkin patch with some friends. As you know we are huge pumpkin fans and will always remember our Pumpkin Festival in Boston in 2006. It was not the New England picturesque cool and crisp fall day we enjoyed there (think super humid and warm instead) but we had a great time playing in the pumpkins and seeing the petting zoo and gardens. We'll have to get carving soon.
You don't get to meet an Olympic gold medalist every day, so today we went to our own Kroger where Nastia Liukin was signing Wheaties boxes.
The Frisco Rough Riders baseball team mascot, Deuce, came for the festivities too. Everyone in line was telling Charlotte to grab his tail in this picture. She did but I missed the pic! Kroger had cookies and water out for everyone which was nice. Having shopping carts with TVs in them would have been even better. I discovered these yesterday at Tom Thumb (Safeway or Randalls) and literally had to drag Charlotte away from the store when we were done. No wonder they get away with higher prices...! The kiddie carts at Kroger are these ten foot long BOATS in the shape of a car that make a roaring sound when you go around the store.
Since Charlotte was so good standing in line she got her name on the box. Hopefully someday she'll appreciate it!