I can not tell you how very excited I was when Kevin, Alena, and I won a prize at the costume party we went to on Saturday. I always considered myself a noncompetitive person, but recent experiences with Skip-bo have worked to convince me otherwise. On the other hand we went to the party on Saturday and they announced what the prizes would be, I was honestly hoping I didn't get first or second place. I thought to myself, "Who on Earth would want first or second when the prize when third is a Symphony bar with almonds and toffee?!" In fact, I wasn't even considering that perhaps I had a chance at that candybar. In the end, it turned out our midnight brainstorm session the night before and twenty minutes of costume preparation using wax paper, safety pins, and a Sharpie was a success. We got third, meaning I got the candybar I had my eye on. Yipee!! Here's a picture of our little cow, and her two giant cow pies.