Sunday, October 23, 2011

Good Night, Gorilla!...


Today was the neighborhood Halloween party! The boys costumes were inspired by the book "Goodnight Gorilla" - Brian's favorite book at the time I bought them. The book is about a Zookeeper who is saying goodnight to all the animals in the zoo. But he doesn't realize that as he walks through the zoo, a gorilla steals his keys and opens up all the animal cages. They all follow the Zookeeper home and into his bedroom to go to sleep! Brian gets a big kick out of the Zookeeper with his flashlight.

So, it was only fitting that Gavin dress as a lion and Brian as the Zookeeper! They were both so good for their photo session before we left for the party. And now, for the deluge of pictures...

A few wonderful neighbors coordinate this fun Halloween party for the kids every year. There are snacks (Brian LOVED the snack table!), a craft table and fun games. Brian participated in the "Donut eating contest" - where the kids have to try to take bites out of hanging donuts without using their hands.

As you can see in the video - Brian was AMAZING at this game...

Okay, maybe he cheated a little.
In his defense, it was a really good looking donut. I really can't blame him for just grabbing it and stuffing it in his mouth.

Gavin wasn't feeling the party as much. Ed and I took turns walking around with him - I think he was equal parts hot and hungry. A deadly combination for Gavin. We stayed for a little while and then brought him home so he could eat. All in all it was a great time and I was happy to catch up with some of my neighbors - even for two minute conversations! And I'm always happy to see their kids.

We have such an incredible neighborhood.



4 comments:

  1. Cute
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  2. check out Peggy Rathmann's other book, 10 minutes til bedtime! if you look closely, you might find some familiar characters in the background! the kids look so cute! my 6 year old was a lion for his first 2 Halloweens. now we're on to Darth Vader!
    Lisa

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