Happy Halloween!

On Friday, we went to the Goblin Walk in San Carlos, where the stores on Laurel Street give out candy to trick-or-treaters.  David had a great time and really enjoyed getting lots and lots of candy.

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Virginia, Virginia

This week, David and I took our first trip without Chris – we went to Virginia to visit our friends Claire, Lin, and Eileen.  I was really nervous about the cross-country flights, but David did incredibly well on both the flight there and on the flight home.  We’re very thankful to Claire and Lin for making our stay so comfortable.  We had so much fun – and we really enjoyed staying in their beautiful new house.  It was great to meet Baby Eileen – she sure is a cutie!  Here are some pictures.

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His first roller coaster ride

We’ve been getting into the swing of fall with weekly preschool and gym classes, but we’ve still found time to enjoy some less routine things.  Recently, we took David to Happy Hollow in San Jose.  He was finally big enough to ride the roller coaster there.  I wasn’t quite sure how he would react, but he LOVED it.  The laughed the entire time, and insisted on riding again. In fact, we rode a total of FIVE times before I managed to pry him away from the the roller coaster and onto something else.  Even as I’m writing this, he’s saying “I go back to roller coaster.  I ride that again.”  Here are a few pictures from our adventures in Happy Hollow.

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In addition to Happy Hollow, we’ve also enjoyed a few other really fun and memorable times.  We recently went out to dinner to our favorite Japanese restaurant, where David insisted on drinking the miso soup with a straw.  A bit unconventional, but it was a very efficient delivery method.

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David has also grown quite fond of playing hide and seek.  Here is a picture of him hiding with our neighbor, Madeleine, while Chris is seeking.  Can you find him?

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We also went out to a chocolate festival in Belmont.  I was really concerned, because it wasn’t an event that catered to kids, it was late in the evening, and it involved a lot of chocolate.  However, the boys (David and his friend Ciaran) were extremely well behaved and enjoyed the live music and festive atmosphere.  A big thanks goes to Chris for watching and entertaining both boys all evening.  I know that I enjoyed the opportunity to slowly pursue the chocolate.

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Some random recent photos

Here are some pictures from David’s recent adventures.

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Helping Dad get money:                                                     photo 2

Doing the hula:                                                                   photo 3

Helping Dad build a play structure at Little Hands:photo