Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween! Claire has had her costume picked out for months. The morning of her preschool Halloween party it took me about a half an hour to convince her to let me draw on a nose and whiskers. After the party, she was in the bathroom before the last child had left washing the whiskers off.

Toss the pumpkin. I must say, we have the cutest bunch of preschool kids in our group.
Claire LOVES preschool!

For Halloween we drove up to Tim's parents' place - here's me with my little fireman.

Gabby has had her costume picked out for months as well. She's been dying for a chance to wear this fairy outfit from her dress-ups. Costumes were pretty simple for me this year.

Auntie M with the kiddies and some smelly dude in the background.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Gabby's Birthday

Happy Birthday, Gabby! For me, each birthday doesn't really seem to matter too much. The numbers 33 and 34 don't seem that different. But 6 sounds so much older than 5.
Superdad made sure he took Gabby to our favorite bakery to pick out a birthday cake since Mom barely made it home in time for the festivities.

She insisted on wearing the crown and her Ariel tatoo to school on her birthday so she would feel like a princess on her special day.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ladies Only Trip to San Francisco

Tim decided it was time I took a vacation sans children. So he graciously offered to take time off to watch the kids for a few days and donated his frequent flier miles so I could meet a couple of my dearest girlfriends in San Francisco. Since the three of us are now spread out about as far as you possibly could be across the U.S., it was wonderful to spend a few days catching person. We had no little ones dictating our schedule or demanding our attention, and no husbands to roll their eyes when we grabbed our snacks and flipped on North and South. It was 5 days of heaven and I'm already planning the next trip. Here are a few pictures of some of our adventures...the ones I remembered to bring my camera along for...