Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stardate 64905.87 - Loren's Actual Birthday

On Loren's actual birthday we made a Bizzie Beaver snack that she found in one of her magazines.

This is supposed to be a beaver with a propeller-beanie on his head.

Cheryl got cupcakes from Crumbs for birthday dessert, which the girls just love.

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stardate 64903.14 - Loren's Birthday Party

We had Loren's 5th Birthday Party at the Galli Children's Theater. They put on a play for the kids and then there is pizza and cake. Exactly what a bunch of 5-year-olds enjoy! Multiple parents came up to ask us how we'd found the place, as they were thinking about it as a venue for their children's birthday parties.

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Stardate 64903.08 - Halloween 2010

We finally decided to get a handle on the odd-shaped closets in the beach house so we went to The Container Store and had them design one of their Elfa systems for us. In preparation for the installation we painted the closets white. Loren was really excited about helping and did a great job assisting us!

The Yacht Club had their annual Halloween Party the weekend before Halloween and I invited a former co-worker, Xandree, and he husband and their son Anders to come to the event. We also took Loren's playmate from across the street, and everyone had a blast!

Xandree talks to Loren.

That week Kate's school had their Halloween/Fall event.

As did Loren's school.

We also had costume day at gymnastics the day before Halloween.

Loren and Kate wanted to pose with the Jack-O-Lantern.

And they wanted to do some hulu-hoop demonstrations.

On Halloween we raked some leaves.

Loren wanted to hand out the candy so she sat out in the cold on the stoop with the bucket of candy.

Kate went as a chef.

Here are Kate and Loren at Kate's very first trick-or-treat house.

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Stardate 64903.06 - Soccer and Skates

Loren has been bugging us about roller skates, so we finally got her a pair. She practiced in the driveway with a little help from her friend across the street.

Also this summer Loren has been enrolled in a soccer class on the weekends. Cheryl took a few pictures from one of the final classes.

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Stardate 64903.04 - Su Ming's Baby Shower

In early October we went to a baby shower for Cheryl's best friend from High School and her partner. Loren and Kate loved the balloons.

Here is the expectant mother!

We used some of my Hilton points left over from all the traveling I used to do and stayed overnight. The next day we went to the Please Touch Museum with the kids and they loved it!

Napping in the house of the Three Bears...

Atlantic Highlands, NJ