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!
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September 29th, 2014 · No Comments
Our friend Matt came to Chicago for a visit over the weekend. It was so great to see him, since it had been over a year since I’d last. Dallas saw many of our Mass. friends at Ross and Chelsea’s wedding last September, but I couldn’t attend because I was too pregnant!
Mostly Dallas and Matt went out a lot, but we also barbecued with friends at Jen and Chad’s house. Makai and Ellyza drove their cars around the yard. Actually, they mostly just sat on their cars and didn’t move! Matt has three kids who are older than Makai so he was really great. Makai wasn’t too sure about this unfamiliar Uncle barreling in at dinnertime on Thursday night, but he quickly warmed up, as you can see!
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September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments
Jeannette and Yvan and Juliette came to visit and we had so much fun. I first met Juliette when she was only a month old, and have been lucky enough to hang out with her a few times since then, but this was the first time they all got to meet Makai. It was so much fun to hang out. Jeannette and Yvan and Juliette did a lot on their own while we were at work, but at night we got to spend time together and catch up. Some highlights were going to the Midnight Circus, multiple days of deep dish pizza and eating our way through Logan Square!
It was kind of crazy to have another little person running around the condo, but so interesting to see Juliette and Makai together. Where Juliette is physically petite and has a more reserved personality, Makai was big and boisterous and all up in her face. I don’t think she appreciated it much, especially when he was standing on his tippy toes to try to swipe her food off the tray of the high chair! And even though Juliette is 17 months old and Makai only 10, they are both almost the same size! I wonder if Makai is missing his new friend Juliette. Or if he’s happy to have the place back to himself! Can’t wait til they can hang out again!!!
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