We had a very busy Halloween today. We started out around mid afternoon visiting with family and friends for some early trick or treating fun. We did a quick little run through our neighborhood and then headed over to the Shahs' for some more trick or treating on their street. The last couple years we have been really lucky with warm weather for Halloween. Not so much this year, we were treated with temperatures in the mid 40s and some brisk wind. The girls were real troopers though, nothing was getting in the way of their candy getting. A couple pics from the day below.
Earlier this week Grace had her first dentist appointment. Grace was actually pretty excited about going to the dentist which apparently is pretty unusual. She did great and the hygienist was able to clean her teeth. I guess sometimes they don't actually clean kids' teeth on their first appointment because they are so freaked out. Grace is even more excited about her next appointment since she got a doll after her cleaning.
On Saturday we decided it was time to carve our pumpkin. Grace had a great time helping out daddy although she didn't really like getting her hands messy. Such a girl.
We just love when Grace comes home from school with a new song or something that she didn't pick up from us. At her new school they apparently say the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning. Grace's rendition isn't perfect but it is pretty cute. Our favorite part is: One "Asian" under God.....enjoy.
This past Saturday we got together at Honey Pot Hill Farm with a couple of Jen's friends from college and their families. We had lots of fun eating apples, feeding the farm animals and getting lost in the hedge maze. Some pics of the day below
On Sunday we met up with a bunch of families from our China Travel group to celebrate the girls 3rd birthdays. We got together at Southwick zoo again this year as it is always a hit. Seeing these girls together is always a highlight of the season for us. It is apparent that there is still a connection between all of them as they always pick up right where they left off the last time we got together.
For the past 6 months or so Jen and I have been discussing picking up a DSLR camera. Our current point and shoot is really bad causing us to get blurry shots or totally missing shots of our fast moving three year old. With the holidays as well as lots of great photo opportunities coming up we decided not to wait any longer and went out and bought a Canon Rebel EOS XS. We are still learning how to use it but this thing takes pictures 100 times better than our old point and shoot. Some of our first practice shots below.