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An Unconventional Family Activity

Posted by Kim on October 27, 2011 in Family, Relationships |

Last Saturday, we had a very unique opportunity for a little family fun.  A friend of ours had a birthday and wanted to celebrate by participating in a zombie walk in downtown Houston.  Now, I know very little about zombies and even less about how to become a zombie.  However, the one thing I do know about zombies is that my children were both very excited about the idea of becoming one of them.

I knew this was a family activity that my kids would never forget.  And, I want them to leave my house with as many positive memories of our family time together as possible.  My kids are growing up way too fast.  I sometimes feel like I need to cram a bunch of fun in before they are gone.  This seemed perfect.

So, I searched for some YouTube videos on how to become a zombie.  Then, off to the costume store I went.  I sent the hubby to Goodwill to find some cheap clothing that we could ruin.  I guess, in hindsight, we probably could have found some in our own closets.  But, we didn’t.  I was completely overwhelmed at the costume store.  I have never seen so many disgusting things in all of my life.  I decided against the scars and bullet holes.  Instead, I spent my $30 on white and grey face paint, deep purple for the bruising around the eyes, a bottle of blood (eeewww!), grey hair paint, sponges and paint brushes.  I felt like that was a pretty good deal.  My son’s best friend came over too and I went to work.

Here is a picture of the five of us.  Aren’t we a scary looking bunch?

While we were waiting for the walk to begin, we were invited to be part of a flash mob as zombies!!!  Ummm… yes!!!  And, as we were walking down the street, cars were stopping to stare and take pictures.  This was a fantastic day!  I hope these pictures convey the amount of fun we all had (zombie style!)

While Lexi was tying her shoe, she looked up at me.  This is what I saw.  Her eyes freak me out!!

The boy

Me and the hubby

I guess the point of this particular post is to remind everyone to make time for fun with your family.  You can never get time back.  So, make the most of what you have.

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