Saturday, October 31, 2009


Flash-or-treating: Minnesota trick-or treating where all the kids have to wear their parkas and quickly flash their costumes so people will know what they are under all of their winter wear. I heard that from a local friend today and thought it was kinda funny. However, I dressed my presh little babies in big puffy pumpkin costumes so they stayed warm.
Hayden and the Cat in the Hat
(i pulled out this old hat that i had in highschool and Liam got a kick out of it)

neither kid really wanted to take this pic... but mom insisted :)

We had such a fun little halloween night - Hayden's first halloween and the first halloween that Liam really got into all the festivities. We grilled brats and and hot dogs for dinner. I think it might be our new halloween tradition. Liam loves to grill with Will. A little video that Will took:

Liam's a big talker, but sometimes he needs a translator. In the video when Will asks him what he's going to dress up as, Liam says (somewhere in there) that he's going to be a monkey for halloween. He started saying that yesterday out of the blue. I had been talking to him about his pumpkin costume and he's been playing with it for the past couple of weeks. I don't really know where the monkey idea came from but maybe we can make it happen next year.

After dinner we took the kids out trick-or-treating and it was a lot of fun. There are a bunch of kids on our street so there were lots of trick-or-treaters out. Liam thought it was AWESOME. He had this look on his face like, "are we actually going to ring everyone's doorbell and get candy?" - just a total novelty to him. He would get a little shy when the neighbor would open their door and he'd barely whisper "trick-or-treat". But when it came to getting the candy - not a shy bone his little pumpkin body. He kept snatching the candy from the neighbors before they had a chance to drop it in his bucket. We just went around our circle and then came home to greet trick-or-treaters. When we got home Liam stripped down as fast as he could and attacked his candy stash. We probably should have watched him a little closer because before we knew it he had torn through a tootsie pop, a blow pop and piece of double bubble. He's never even had gum before! Does it really take 7 years to digest? I guess that means it will be out of his system when we leave rochester.
Liam's a sucker for suckers. He had three suckers tonight along with the gum, 2 gummy candies, a piece of taffy, and a tootsie roll. The glory of no candy rules on halloween! Liam was sticky from head to toe. It's so fun to have all these kid experiences again with your kids. The first of many memorable holidays to be spent in Rochester!


  1. THE SWEETEST!! I can't believe how much Liam is talking. And Hayden is getting so big (for Hayden :) ) Did you ever think you would have a little girl whose leg didn't fill out the leg opening in her onesie? So cute! CAN'T WAIT to see those babies and you and Will!!

  2. Aw!!! I hate that we are all so spread out across this lovely country of ours... :( We are all missing each other's kids growing up. Alisa, I love your blog! Thanks for sharing your life w/us.