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Halloween 2019: Eleanor's Birthday and Blake is Back


 Back in May when we went on the Open House Minneapolis tour we visited Orchestra Hall. They had a drawing for tickets to see Harry Potter in concert. I put my name in and won. Meadow and I finally got to go.

It was super fun. A lot of people dressed up in full costume. 

The next day...I had the last minute touches to do on Scott's Halloween costume.

This was going to be a good one.

Theo wasn't so sure.



The kids were keeping themselves busy while Brooke finished up our costumes.

We got our costumes on and ready to go. I always knew I'd find a way to reuse my prom dress.

It was a challenge to get it on, but we did it!



We arrived to Eleanor's annual costume birthday party.

This year her theme was mermaids.

They first got to make sparkly snow globes.

Underwater themed.

I almost didn't recognize Shannyn when we showed up.


It was warm enough to have the party outside this year.








Sparkly stuff? Meadow's in.

Shannyn always has clever snacks.

And ones that any kid will eat.

Oh hey, Harry we just saw you.


Theo made one too. His had a pirate.

Brent eventually gave up on the wig.



Super Mario bubby wouldn't keep his hat on.


Little Mario needed a stronger mustache.

I was impressed that he sat still.

Apparently it was colder outside than someone thought.


Meadow got a few tattoos.


Someday Theo will be running with the kids.

Shannyn went all out with the obstacle course along Victory Memorial Drive.




This was hilarious. The kids had to "bob" for gummy fish in a sea of blue jello.

Theo just picked out the fish.

I was kind of grossed out. Ha.






Pin the tail on the mermaid.

Meadow even participated. I'm so proud of her.



And a mermaid run.

She played all the games.



Some kind of tag game that got pretty crazy.

And no party isn't complete without the piñata.










It took a while, but eventually one of the older kids took the piñata out.



We finished with snacks...

And ice cream.

Looks like Brent gave up on the beard too.



When we got back Blake showed up and took our picture.

It's like the one time of the year we get a photo of the four of us.

Seems about right.

Before going to Broken Bones we had some Aldi pizza.

Blake happened to be in town for the Broken Bones show. He finally got a chance to go. We usually go on Sunday. I thought we were arriving early enough, but the long lines proved otherwise.

Theo was not into sitting down, so we explored the picnic area.

Scott convinced us to stop at Annie's for milkshakes. It always feels weird walking through Dinkytown these days.

That's a lot of fries for a little bub.

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