Halloween lasts all month at the L. residence. Here are a few more before Halloween festivities. Rhett loved to carve the pumpkins this year. I wouldn't let him do the mouth on mine, but I let him do the eyes and nose.
Rhett is dressed as a green slime monster/wild thing and Mez is in the lion costume that Rhett wore when he was 10 months.
We did our annual trick or treat at Dan's office.
Mez was soooo in to trick or treating! I should have known! She loves to put little things into bags or purses and carry them around. Once she learned what was in those little things...it was all over.
This seemed to be the look of the day...I think, because it was a no nap day.
Here they are. The gang. On their way to the inaugural children's variety show called You Who at Kennedy School with The Decemberists as the headliner. That's right...The Decemberists.
This month...a costume bash. A costume bash would've been a great idea if it wasn't for the garden gnome family and their tall gnome hats obstructing our view (Sarah agrees).
The gang? The Rices, the Lapours, Aunt Anne, and Uncle Ryan.
Rhett was excited, but this was his third Decemberists concert, so he hung out at the coloring station during the show. Mezmur? She fell asleep by the end of the first song.
The show consisted of giant owls, Vagabond Opera as the host, a shadow puppet show, a children's comedy show, a performance by Cardboard Songsters, a psychedelic animation with flying pizza and cell phones, hundreds of screaming kids, a giant cardboard igloo, and The Decemberists....need I say more?
Exhibit B: If you come to our house and see this on our fridge...something that looks like a piece of bread that Rhett licked, so he could watch the germs grow...it is...and he won't let me throw it away. Rhett is very attached to those germs. Why can't preschool last forever? (This is me...already worrying about Kindergarten.)
Today we took a trip to Fantasy trail for a Halloween walk. This was another great Portland find! Wow! We had such a good time. It was so kitschy that I was giddy. There was a haunted castle, a pirate ship, spooky sights and sounds, and a nice family walk through the forest. Where else can go to be greeted by Santa and the grim reaper at the same time? (They also do a Christmas walk.)
On the path we were greeted by this friendly ghost...
...this very cute couple...
...and this charming lass.
Don't worry, there were also lovely moments like this...
...and this. We may be back once more this year for a night time walk on the trail.
What a difference 7 months (some nourishment and lots of love) makes.
I'm finally trying to get caught up with our online photo book. Last night I did the month of March. I've looked at the photos from Ethiopia a hundred times, but this time I was really blown away by the photos of Mezmur. She was so tiny and had been very sick just before we came.
Now, look at her...just 7 months later. Full of life and spunk.