31 October 2014

Orange && Black

The colors of October...
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You're so used to me talking about the SF Giant's I'm sure that's where you thought this was headed...huh? Well...in any case...
 Happy Halloweener!
But since we brought up the Giants, I can't even begin to tell you how sad I am that I am not freezing my ass off, somewhere in SF watching my Gmen parade themselves about to the Civic Center. Again, I will have to live vicariously through various friends and family who are there...and of course social media! The Bestest is there and is continually sending videos, so it doesn't get much better than that!
Photo Cred: Bestest Pic from this AM, before the Parade
Photo Cred: Bestest - How do you watch a parade?
Photo Cred: Bestest - Pic from the video of Hunter Pence at the Parade
Source // SF Giants Instagram
Source // Sports Illustrated Instagram
Not only is it Halloween, the Giants Parade, but some pretty cool people were born on this day! One of my favorite little lovebugs turns 5 today, my cousin turns 21...which I'm used too celebrating. BUT...J (and his twin) also share their birthday with the costumed kidlets running around, candy obsessed.

Since we don't have L for trick-or-treating this year, we are doing grown-up things for his birthday! A little staycation with a nice dinner and drinks! Oh, we'll be the people dressed up as normal couple going out on a Friday night! I'm really excited to celebrate his birthday with him. Our family, especially ME, but a lot of emphasis on birthdays...but J and his family are a little more relaxed about them. So, I think my spoiling him is a little overwhelming, but I am enjoying every minute of it. I was trying to keep everything a secret...but I spilled the "stay-cation" part, more to do with logistics than because I couldn't keep a secret. All the firsts are still so fun to share together. Okay, cheesy moment over!

Since we wouldn't get to share Halloween with L we decided to see what Boo in the Zoo at the Sacramento Zoo is all about for Halloween Eve. Pre-sale tickets are only $10 and they offer them a month and a half before Halloween. They also offer this event for two nights, 10/30 and 10/31. They close off half of the zoo and keep the party contained to the front half. The square footage to person ratio was out of control last night. Never so out of control I felt claustrophobic, but just enough to re-think going to this event again. However, for the cost of the ticket and the amount of "candy stations" and things for kidlets to do, it's totally worth it. I don't have anything to compare it too, so I don't know if previous years have been this crazy. Overall, we had a blast and L was a happy, but tired, little Ariel!
Kidlet dance party!
It's a little weird not doing a 5 Things Friday post, but it actually feels good to just write whatever I want. It's been a hectic day already, but tonight is all about celebrating and relaxing...

Happy candy consuming, slutty dressing, and BOO scaring day to everyone!
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