Sunday, November 18, 2012

Baby Hunter's Birthday Party

Axel's friend Mason's younger brother Hunter turned 1 and Axel was invited to the party.

Axel and Daniella 

Mason takes off on the slide while Axel gets ready

Deep concentration when lining up the bowling pins

The birthday boy having his cake and eating it too

Axel ending the day with a cake pop

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sushi Sunday

One of the most amazing things about being a two year old must be that your mind is blown by the wonders of the world pretty much every day. Today Axel discovered sushi.



"What is this marvelous food...?"

"Ehh....what am I supposed to do with these...?"

 "Hmm...this is really kinda tricky"

"ah screw it - I'll just eat it with my hands"

"Nailed it!"

"All right - getting the hang of this now"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

I LOVE Halloween, and I love homemade costumes.  This year was tricky though, because Axel is in a special phase where he is unlikely to tolerate any costume that involves a hat, jacket, accessories, plastic material, or basically anything that is any different from his regular clothes.  So after some hard thought, I came up with a simple design idea for a tiger outfit.  I started sewing a few weeks in advance, and everything was going great, until about four days before Halloween when Axel announced that he was going to be Thomas the Train for Halloween (and Mommy was going to be Percy the Train, Thomas's best friend).  I was NOT happy about this announcement, and worried it might ruin our Halloween . . .

But in the end he allowed me to put him in the tiger costume with minimal battles, and he even showed off his long tail to his friends at preschool.

Here Axel sits with his jack-o-lantern: painted, not carved

Tigers can ride bicycles, didn't you know??

We threw a trick or treating party with all our friends:

Genelle and Francisco dressed up as New Parents: Used and Abused, while Evaluz admires her handiwork . . . (best costume EVER!!!)

Me and my unicorn friend Ayelet:

The kids posed for the camera in their costumes

Me and my little tiger son ready to go out trick-or-treating: it was SO much fun, I had a blast with you!