Oct 31, 2018

Halloween, Part 1

Our Halloween theme for this year was Sleeping Beauty, and Stella was ready to be a villain... 
But even villains have a goofy side...

This smirk...she's killing me...




Of course, Corinne had to be the star of the show...

Princess hands!



Watts was not on board with the theme until we promised him he could be the dragon version of Maleficent...
That changed his tune...

His school buddy came to celebrate with us...
Cille was Flora, or Fauna, or Merriweather...I can't remember which fairy is pink!






Madeline was the blue fairy, and I had an epic mom fail on these costumes because I BOUGHT WINGS AND THEN FORGOT TO USE THEM!  Ugh...





It was a little too dark before we got any group shots, but here they are.  I was the green fairy, and Damon was Prince Philip (in a costume I cobbled together out of clothes he already had and pieces of an old Gaston costume and an old vampire cape)...

More school friends joined us and their theme was Peter Pan...

The little hunter is channeling Popeye in these pics.  Watts is sometimes more affectionate than his friends want him to be...

More Trick-or-Treating fun to come!

Oct 21, 2018

Lost in New York, Part 2

Corinne gave Daddy some sweet kisses waiting in the security line for the Statue of Liberty Cruise...

Who loves an audio guide? These two kids!  They wanted to listen to each available recording IN ITS ENTIRETY.  Don't even think about rushing them or asking them to skip a number.  From now on, we're only going on vacation to places with audio guides...

We had a tour to make at the Tenement Museum, so we ran short on time at Ellis Island...

Not sure how we're back to the limo already, but here we are...
Almost too engrossed in their audio guides to pose for the photo...

The Tenement Museum tour was only available for ages 8 and up, so the audio guide wonder-duo and the grandparents stayed at Ellis Island where they could enjoy ALL the recordings...
Epic selfies...
She's the same size as the toes!
My selfie game is not nearly as strong as that of my children...

See what I mean?

I'm loving my wind-blown Cille...


Donuts in a limo!  Classy all the way!



This is one of Watts' favorite photos to use in school projects...




It was a little windy on the pedestal...








The inside of Lady Liberty...

We were able to snag a table at Tavern on the Green where we drank ALL the hot chocolate...

And Damon and Stella ate this rack of lamb, or whatever it was...
We all look like vampires thanks to the lighting, but the restaurant atmosphere was the coolest...
But not so cool that the kids didn't want to hit Ellen's for breakfast on the way out...
Our chariot awaits...


So long, New York!  Hope to see you again soon!