BIRTHDAY to Anne!
(Anne and Paul, Oct. 2002)
May you have a "boo"-tiful day with more treats than tricks!
the first time this week, I was able to get a good night's sleep...Ashlyn
surprised us by sleeping through the night. I didn't have to comfort
her at 3am and I didn't have to share my side of the bed with her.
Oh yeah! Both she and I woke up all happy this morning. =D
dressed Ashlyn up in her second Halloween costume, and got some stuff
done around the house before heading out.
I had lunch with Grace. She made us a yummy pasta with chicken and
asparagus dish at her place. Grace and I had planned to take the kids
trick o' treating at the mall...we went to Irvine Spectrum (South
Coast Plaza didn't participate in trick o' treating).
I've never trick o' treated at the mall before...only heard about
it through my cousin, Stella. Many parents and kids (of all ages)
were there. It was a lot of fun seeing all the cute and original costumes.
Lauren looked super adorable in her fuzzy green monster costume...as
did Baby Taylor in her chick costume! I have to say that I really
enjoyed it...it's such a clever idea, the adults get to shop while
the lil' ones collect loot. hehehe
Every store and kiosk at The Spectrum handed out generous handfuls
of candy. Ashlyn got more candy than she'll ever need! We left as
soon as it got dark...since Lauren, Ashlyn, and Taylor are battling
the same cold and we didn't want to keep them out too long. The weather
has turned chilly and the smell of Christmas is in the air. We all
had a great time today, and Grace and I agreed to do it again next
a side note, I finally bought the sleek Kate Spade diaper-bag I've
been eyeing for a while now. I know, I know...it's so excessive, but
I got an incredible deal on it. Now I no longer have to lug around
the bulky "looks-like-I'm-going-camping" diaper-bag. =)
Oh, and I also bumped into an old friend from home there. COOL!
got home in time to hand out candy to the neighborhood kids. The rest
of the evening was spent watching the Thursday night line-up and answering
the door. We didn't get as many trick o' treaters as last year, and
now I'm stuck with all this candy!
had an exciting day and crashed out earlier than usual. It allows
for me and Aric to spend some quality time and watch "Sum of
All Fears" in peace. =)
everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! Nitey Nite, folks!
"Along came a spider.."
Lauren and Ashlyn
Ashlyn playing with Taylor
three lil' ones in the backseat
at the Irvine Spectrum
Grace, Taylor, and Lauren
the pumpkins we carved last night: mine (left) and Aric's (right)