Saturday, November 2, 2013


This year was Elora's second Halloween but the first where she got to trick or treat. We had a super busy day and she handled it all surprisingly well. In the morning we went to a toddler party at the Playdate Cafe with Tricia and Bridget and our new friends Liz and Cordelia. We had lunch and then went home for a quick nap. In the afternoon we went to Microsoft for trick or treating and then finally came home for a quick trip around the block. Elora surprised me by picking up the actual act of trick or treating very quickly. With little prompting she'd pick a piece (or two) of candy and drop it into her bucket. We did give her a few pieces but, as she's still quite little, plan on keeping it to a minimum. Can't wait to do it all again next year!

Elora, Bridget, and Cordelia


Elora's Evergreen Parent-Baby class

Buh-buh-buh buh-nan-nana!


Candy face!

Our house!

Trick or treating with poodle!

Todder Group

This past September Elora started "school". By school I mean she actually started at the Lake Washington Toddler Group. LWTG is a pre-preschool co-op. Simply put, once a week me and Elora go to their location, Elora gets to run around with a class of 12 other toddlers, play with toys, do art projects, and I, along with the other parents, watch the kids and sit in on child development classes. It's great for both of us as she gets some experience with other kids her age in a classroom setting and I get to get out of the house with other moms. Here's a few pictures!

A busy summer!

Summer is finally coming to an end and fall is setting in. I've been procrastinating writing this blog but better late than never! We had a busy, busy summer complete with camping, moving into a new house, birthdays, and lots of playdates with friends! Here are a few of the highlights:

Elora's birthday:

We through a fabulous party in the backyard of our new home. Many family and friends attended, including quite a few from Canada! We had a delicious taco bar and a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed cake. There was even a pool for the kids!

During the summer Elora also got to have a lot of play dates with her friends Zoey, Bridget, Ada, Tycho, and Kepler, Miah, Honor and Victor. We spent the few warm months having fun in the sun and generally enjoying ourselves!

Summer visit with Grandpa

Feeding an elephant at the zoo

Caspar Babypants concert in the park.


Bothell Country village


Elora's favorite ride!
Carmel, CA Poodle Day

The beach in Carmel.

We can't wait for next summer!! ~Amber