I had a visitor today … a homemade baby zebra that just about melted my heart. Another thing that melts my heart is that my daughter has taken on the tradition I did with her and her brother growing up, which was to put on their homemade costume and go “treat” family members at their work. (Please take a few minutes to jump over to The Gerichs Ohana to see what they have been up to this month.) You should have seen Syd’s face light up when the elevator doors opened, and she saw me. She came running with her little zebra goody bag filled with Chex Mix. Okay, partly she was excited because she knew Gramma would share with her, but partly she was just excited to see me. I was excited to see her too. Of course I brought my camera with anticipation of her visit, and Syd (who turns two on New Year’s Day) didn’t disappoint when she gave me her most happy zebra face. Isn’t she just the cutest?!
And her most serious zebra face (that I didn’t ask for).
MJ was going to be a Hershey Kiss but when his mom went to put his costume on, he had a bit of a melt-down. She’s smart and decided she would rather have a happy cowboy than a melting chocolate kiss. Who wouldn’t?! All the family went to Matt and Danielle’s Church Harvest Party where there was all kinds of games and activities for the kids.
MJ’s Auntie Meagan came home for the weekend from U of I for his two-year old birthday party and this Halloween Party. It was an exciting weekend for both of these two. He’s pretty soft on his Auntie and of course the feeling is mutual.
There was all kinds of activities and then a half-time show that was pretty impressive. David Rush did lots of awesome juggling, then amazed us all by balancing this heavy table on his chin.
The crowd went wild.
And MJ held his cousin close. It was a fun day for the kids and an even funner night for the grown-ups. Hope yours was a Happy Halloween as well. Love, Mary