We began our sweet eating binge at 8 am at the party in the childcare at the gym. I tried hard to limit what the kids ate but they always seemed to be eating something from someone elses bag or off the floor. Oh well, its once a year I kept reminding myself. In the afternoon we joined the entire city of Woodland downtown for the city trick or treat carnival. We just barely avoided getting mauled by huge crowns of rowdy teens and almost lost one child or both a record minimum of 2 times. We finished up by going to a few doors around Mimi and Papa's neighborhood, just the few that know us and give us gigantic individual bags of candies and goodies (and a beer for mom and dad!) Phew, we're pooped and everyone has a tummy ache. Hopefully we'll all be recovered by tomorrow.
Here are some pis of all the fun in costume. Halle fought against wearing the bee as hard as she could hence her general fussiness in the early morning depicted here in the photos. Dont miss the one of her slapping her brothers face, brother holding his cheek in pain only to stick his face in hers again and get swatted one more time. The main cause of her foul disposition was not wanting to wear the hood as I was attempting to get some good pics of them. Also notice the pis of Halle ripping off a wrapper with her teeth after asking me incesantly to open the candy for her and being refused. She doesnt usually take no for an answer.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
This was Halle's first year of trick or treating. She had no clue what to do. Thankfully, we practiced in the morning at the party at the gym. The kids trick or treated to the office and the front desk. Here is Hale learning what to do. The nice lady in the office was patient and helped her learn. It took her a while to figure it out but by the end of the day, she finally caught on (a little too well!!)
We decided to brave the poor air quality and check out Disneylands special Halloween exhibits. It was well worth it. Highlights include: Hayden finally goes on Dumbo! (he has always been too scared in the past) & the supercool pumpkin carvers, check out the skeleton!
We had a family dinner the night before mom left for Chicago at Bistro 33, a nice restaurant in Davis. They feed us for free because Brian is sort of their resident photographer for events. Yum! Anyway, the kids were so cute and on very good restaurant behavior (unusual).
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Go Mustangs! Hayden and I joined a bunch of friends from our young marrieds group at the Horseshoe Classic (I think they call it something cheesy like that). We even tailgated! We got all decked out in green and gold. I was a little nervous at first because I didnt want to be too abnoxious or have people boo at me for wearing the opponents colors. But luckily, to my surprise there was a huge amount of Cal Poly fans so we are not at all alone. In fact, there were several other Cp alum in our little group. We had so much fun, Hayden would go on my shoulders and we would dance to the fight song every time they scored. My sholders started to tire after the 4th or 5th one!!!! The final score: Stangs 63, Aggies 28. Woohoooooooo!!!!
Halle does not like her picture taken. In fact, neither does Hayden and I've pretty much given up hope that any future child of mine will either. I think its a genetic trait they inherited from their father. For someone who loves to take pictures, I sure dont enjoy shooting them. It is next to impossible to get either one of them to look at the camera, not to mention smile. Here are some exapmles.
In attempt to keep my house clean for an upcoming open house, I thought I would keep the kids entertained at the table. This way they wouldn't spread toys all over the house. Hayden had been asking to paint for the last few days and I continued to deny his request seeing that he gets his painting in at preschool these days. But, tonight I figured "what the heck, I'll put the splat mat down and clean wont be bad." FALSE. As you can see, things got messy really quick. Halle began to paint all over her face, mouth and teeth! Of course, big brother figures if she's gonna get away with it, he will too. I was in the middle of juggling various dinner items on the stove and in the oven and couldn't tackle the mess right away. Brian was still at work so they continued to put paint everywhere until I could get away to carry them to the bath tub. By that time Halle was furiously screaming because the paint started to dry on her skin and she was not happy! It went from bad to worse real fast. At least I got these pics of Halle (before she went into hysterics) sporting her green and gold pride. I thought it was so funny that it looked like she painted her face for a football game I had to take a picture and send it to our friends who we are planning to go to the Cal Poly/Davis game with.
Hayden is now in preschool and one of my favorite things about that is the time I get to spend just me and Hal while he is there. We try to get to the park as often as we can. Its so much more fun with just one! Here is Hal in her little tutu having a blast!
Halle loves yogurt. It is one of the 5 foods she eats. But I am sorry to say that I think she enjoys it more for the sake of wiping it all over herself as if it were lotion, going to great lengths to make sure it is all rubbed in. If I turn my back for onw minute there's no telling what she'll do.