Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from our Street to Yours!

For about ten minutes I looked like a trash can to my little Oscar the Grouch. Sam has bat wings and ears to accompany our little Count Von Count. Sadly, my costume did not withstand child holding.

Zayd took off leading the pack of 40 or so trick or treaters.

"Me so excited!"

Zayd looks at the camera.

Then Bodhi.

The two musketeers.

It was a wild night and one I can't imagine celebrating anywhere other than Mahncke Park. Love those kids, love this neighborhood, couldn't ask for a better Halloween!

Monday, October 28, 2013


Here is our second caterpillar, Henry... The one who survived to butterfly-hood.

Sunday, October 27, 2013


This little lolly of mine signed "More" today as I dangled her upside down. She is quite the daredevil! Then it went something like this:

  • Me: Did you sign "More"? You sweet girl!
  • Z2: "Moh" (signs "more")
  • Me: What? You are talking!? (Laughs and stammers uncontrollably.)
  • Z2: "Moh, moh, moh" (Joins laughter, hands signing away. Still upside down.)
To be fair, I knew she could say Mama and was pretty convinced she had Nana down. Also, she has been signing "milk" for a while but I am really blown away. I should have known that the words that get her what she wants would come first. Her next word will likely be "avocado" or "diaper".

P.S. Fill a balloon with rice and your toddler will play with it for 20 minutes straight!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

From the Archives: Nani's Birthday Sept 2013!

Somehow I never got these photos up! We had a great family-filled vacation. Can't wait to hit NYC with my parents in tow followed by a cruise to the Bahamas. Life is good. (And traveling with babysitters/extra hands is the best!)

Zayd giving Nani her card!

An evening of three legged races and bean bag toss!

Investigation Station!

Our view from the deck.