Well our first Halloween in Michigan is here! This year we (along with everyone else, I guess) had the added benefit of a bonus hour of daylight during Trick or Treating. This may be the last year I'm able to do this without protest, but I, at least, enjoyed the fact that the kids costumes were themed. Dora, Diego, and Boots hit the streets at 6pm. We took our time and enjoyed the warmer weather. The streets here were quiet and quite appropriate for the little ones -- no ghoulish decorations or scary sounds coming from any houses. Avery just stayed in the stroller but had a good time going for her ride sans costumed hat of course. Caleb's wig didn't last very long, but Addie didn't skip a beat and stayed in character all night long.
Earlier in the day we headed outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and jump around in the leaves before the rain got to them. The kids just LOVED running and jumping into a (not so cushion-y, in my opinion) giant pile of leaves. Avery sat or stood in her pile for the entire hour that we were outside, just examining the leaves, tearing them apart, and trying to figure out just what she had gotten herself into. All in all, it was a great Halloween!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Well, the past four months that we have been here have been full of activity and new experiences. One thing that we haven't mentioned is that we are making friends here. The kids and I spend a lot of time with a few people, in particular. The other day we went with one of them to the Children's Museum. The other pictures are of one of the kids' friends, Parker, who we spend most of our playtime with. They have some other friends through playgroup and have been to some events with another good friend, though we don't have pictures of them yet. The point is: we're doing well, making friends, and having fun. I just put some pictures here of some of our times with them. The first two are small because they were emailed to me and I don't know how to make them bigger. And don't ask me about the underlining ... I have no idea how that happened, let alone how to make it go away.
Parker and Caleb getting in the zone before their big "Walk Race" for breast cancer they did with their mommies -- funny story there