Friday, October 31, 2008


For your viewing pleasure!
The giraffe and tiger are the official costumes and they will get to wear these again tonight for trick or treating at my office and in our neighborhood.
The flower fairy was Margaux's costume for pre-school
La girafe et le tigre sonts leur vrais costumes, et elles vont les porter pour la troiseme fois aujourd'hui a mon bureau et dans notre quartier.
La fee etait le costume de Margaux pour l'ecole (il fait trop chaud dans la girafe)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

More fall pictures - Encore quelques photos d'automne

Here are some new pictures taken on Saturday at a birthday party at a farm and at the Family with Children from China Harvest fest. These are mostly Sophie's as Margaux was less than cooperative yesterday

Voici quelques photos prises hier a une fete d'anniversaire dans une ferme et a une celebration d'automne avec notre groupe chinois. Ce sont surtout des photos de Sophie, parce que Margaux n'etait pas trop d'humeur aux photos.

Monday, October 13, 2008

More pictures

Here is a picture of Sophie with Daisy and another one of her birthday cupcake.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My "baby" is 7!

Can you believe it? This year, we decided against a big party and had a sleepover instead. She invited 4 friends and 3 stayed overnight. I bought crafts and little things for them to do. This was last Friday and yesterday, her actual birthday, we went out to eat and met some friends, including Daisy, whom Sophie absolutely adores. Later on I took her to Build-a-Bear and Toys R'Us so she could use the $3 coupon they sent her and some of her birthday money. Overall she was very happy. She finally got the aqua-dots she had been begging for, but she's very frustrated with them because they don't stick together well.
The pictures are from the sleepover party. I need to post some other pictures from our family celebration.

Fall festival and pumkin patch

Just sharing a few pictures that were taken last weekend at the preschool's fall festival. Margaux got to pick out a tiny pumpkin and was very excited!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Principal's List

Sophie got two awards for her first six weeks at school: perfect attendance and Principal's list. She got to wear jeans and a non-uniform teacher as a reward for the perfect attendance. The principal's list means all A's and no more than one S (all Es) for non-traditionally graded subjects. She did get an S (Satisfactory) for handwriting, everything else was E (Excellent). She was very proud of herself and the ribbons are being displayed in the kitchen.

She has adjusted to her new school very well overall, although she still wishes she were back at the old school and misses her 1st grade teacher and her old friends.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Last taste of Summer

Our neighbor Judy had a last pool party on Sunday before she shut it down this week. We had a great time. Thankfully she has a heater so the water was actually warm. The girls had a blast, as you can tell from the pictures!

Today is the first day of October! Hard to believe Halloween is around the corner already. Then of course Thanksgiving and Yikes! Christmas. Santa needs to start putting his thinking Christmas hat on and figure out the girls list.

October is a very busy month for us with Chuck's birthday, Sophie's birthday, my mom's and several other family members and of course Halloween. We also have different Harvest festivals and end up being booked every weekend.