Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Oh Christmas tree

A very early start (I know!), but every year, it just gets more and more magical. 
May I forever remember the moment we plugged in the lights and Lucca grabbing Jackson's hands to dance with him in front of the Christmas tree.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

{kid talk}

L: Jackson, what color do you want me to paint your face?
J: Blue!
L: How about red?
J: No, blue!
L: Want red?
J: No, blue!
L: Ok, I'll get red...

Overhearing this dialogue made me fall over laughing tonight. Lucca is awesome.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Halloween 2013

During the day, Lucca was a kitty for the 3rd year in a row :)  Jackson was Super Why all the living long day.  After naps, Lucca turned into an angel and we went to the neighborhood Halloween party.  When it got dark, we took the kids trick or treating down our street and it was so fun.  It took us one house to get warmed up, where we realized Lucca wasn't wearing her angel wings and where Jackson had his second enormous freak out over the 8-year-old Storm Trooper who answered the door.   The earlier freak out was over an astronaut putting on his "really scary" space helmet.  Traumatic.  

Turns out our street is the gem of all trick-or-treating.  Lots of very generous old people thrilled to get little ones in costume on their doorstep.  We had so much fun meeting neighbors and chatting about the Halloweens of past at the country club.

Goodbye Halloween 2013.  You are officially over.

We spent the morning exploring and playing at a new park.  Such a solid day.  So many games of Simon Says and Red Light, Green Light.  The kids loved playing in the bushes collecting sticks for our Thankful Tree.  Everything is just more fun on holidays.

And a Halloween glow-in-the-dark tubby to finish the festive night.  

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lucca & Jackson's 1st Annual Halloween Party

This year we decided to have a Halloween Party at our house and invite Lucca's Pre-K class over for some fun in their costumes.  The idea started as a traditional harvest party, with bobbing for apples and pumpkin carving, buuuuut then we went a wee bit crazy.  In the best way.  And it seems like this little party has become the first annual of many Chao Halloween parties to come. 

And couldn't have pulled it off without this fine bumble bee!!   Thank you Mom.