November 4th, 2014
On Sunday we celebrated Hanako’s first birthday. Hana is actually one day older than Makai. It is so fun to see her and for she and Makai to hang out together. There were lots of kids at the party and Makai had a fun time playing with them and with all the toys at Doug and Naoko’s (4 kids = lots of toys!). This was our third weekend of first birthday parties, including Makai’s. Kind of crazy how many babies were born right around the same time as Makai. It will be great for him to grow up with so many friends his age!
October 31st, 2014
I keep thinking of this year as Makai’s first Halloween even though he was born before Halloween last year. Last year my parents sent a Halloween onesie and I found a pumpkin hat in our hand me down clothes. Makai wore this ensemble for our first big outing: to the doctor’s office. The entire pediatric practice was filled with nurses and doctors all dressed up for Halloween! Our first meeting with our pediatrician had him dressed as Mike Ditka, fake mustache and vintage Bears sweater and all!
This year we got Makai dressed up in his honu (turtle) costume and headed to Roscoe Village. For a few hours in the afternoon they shut down Roscoe Street and all the kids take over. It was crazy!! So many cute kids and families all dressed up. We saw Danny and Caroline and Rory and Pete and Allison and their girls. Logan Square had a kids parade too, but it was in the evening, so I thought that the Roscoe Village parade might be a bit better for a baby. Maybe we’ll stay in Logan Square when Makai gets bigger!
Makai’s daycare had a fall festival last Friday, but he was out that day. I was kind of surprised that it wasn’t actually on Halloween, but since it’s on a Friday maybe they thought people would be off to do their own things. For some reason tomorrow is pajama day in his class. Lucky boy opened a package in the mail last night at it was Halloween pajamas from grandpa and grandma. Perfect!