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The key to a healthy Halloween

ZooBoo1.jpgHalloween is not an innate holiday.  Who would have guessed?  In fact, the way that Calvin took immediately to the decorations this year we thought it might be.  It was late in September that the first elaborate trimmings of the upcoming holiday began to appear and Calvin recognized them right away, lurching forward in his stroller, squealing, and pointing.   In fact, our daily excursions have ZooBoo2.jpgbecome less about exercise and more about hunting for pumpkins and other yard enhancements.  But trick-or-treating is most certainly not part of his inherent understanding of this October celebration.  Tonight we indulged our own desire to embrace the festivities of the season by attending the annual Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo.  CZooBoo3.jpgalvin thought wearing a costume was funny, he thought his parents wearing costumes was an all out riot, he loved the pumpkins artistically arranged in zoo-like scenes, and he loved the animals we got to glimpse, but he had no conceptual grasp for the actual treat collecting part of the evening.  At the first station he was openly concerned that some strange woman dressed in a pumpkin costume (not unlike his own, ZooBoo4.jpgmind you) was putting something (pretzels) in his bag.  At the second station he took said pretzels out of his bag and tried desperately to give them to the bumblebee who was trying, without luck, to bestow upon him the gift of Skittles.  It was a very fun evening for all of us, and even turned out to be a healthy one.  Thanks to Calvin's diligence we came home with less than a solid handful of candy. 

A profusion of pictures, as always, in the Oct 20-26 album

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Reader Comments (2)

Stumbled across this blog via a link on another site and just wanted to say I love your stuff!
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBeatMom
This is so much fun. I love to come here and see and read about what you guys are doing.
Thanks for sharing.
October 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMom

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