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October 26, 2008

Halloween Preview


While shopping Babies-R-Us last August for a present for our new niece, I was surprised to see a ridiculously early display of Halloween Costumes.  The cutest - by far - was the monkey one but there were only two and what were the odds that they'd be 36 and 48 month size?  Not holding out much hope, I checked and they were perfect!  So it was decided right then and there that our girls were destined to be monkeys for Halloween this year.    Even more perfect because both were born in the year of the monkey (2004)! 

We've played in the costumes around the house a few times and this weekend we found some trees that seemed just perfect for climbing so we grabbed the costumes and the camera and got down to some serious monkey business!  Gwen was making monkey noises, Maddy was swinging from the branches, Gwen was climbing as high as she could and both were working up a good appetite for a hearty banana snack on the way home.   They had so much fun, they didn't even notice there was no trick-or-treating involved! 

Afterward, they collapsed into bed and slept for a solid two hour nap!   I don't think we've ever found an activity that wore them out as much!

This was my favorite picture but it sure didn't look this good straight out of the camera!  We had some major back-lighting issues but, thanks to my awesome photo editing program, I was able to salvage the photo.  Wanna see the original? 



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