Thursday, November 17, 2011


We had an amazing Halloween this year. Simon's Grandma and Grandpa Joe came to visit from Hawaii (more on that later) and so did his Aunt Gabrielle (or as he named her "Gaga"). Simon was lucky enough to celebrate Halloween twice.

The first was on Saturday the 29th which was the Lincoln Square trick-or-treating. All of the stores in our neighborhood hand out candy and there is live entertainment and pumpkin decorating too. If there had been a costume contest to enter, I think we would have won! We were a family of bees. To be more specific we were a family of 12 bees plush a bee dog (Buster came with Gaga). We received a lot of attention everywhere we went. Strangers were even taking our picture. Here we are from left to right (Grandpa Joe, Auntie Gaga, Buster, Nonna, Will, Grandma Lin, Daddy, Simon, Mommy, Jackson, Mark, Dennie and Auntie Stephanie)

On Halloween, we did a little trick-or-treating on our block with Simon's cousins Dennie and Jackson. We had two dragons and a Spiderman. It took the little ones a bit to get into it, but once they got the swing of it they loved it! Dennie was a pro and showed them how it was done. When we got home, Simon handed out candy to the rest of the neighborhood kids. He really loved doing that. For a kid who doesn't even know what candy is yet, he sure loved handing it out. The expresions the boys are making in the picture of them waiting at the door to go trick-or-treating captures their little personalities perfectly. They are too funny!

Can't wait for next year!


  1. It was so much fun, enjoyed the cool evening, hot apple cider & adorable kids.