The Promenade tree lighting snuck up on us this year - I just heard about it pretty much the day it was happening. Luckily we all were in town and game to go! We ran into the gorgeous Santiago family who we also saw there last year. We even were able to hookup with a couple of Liam's besties - Andrew and Connor :) We missed the Liljegren's this time around - but they were with us in spirit!
The gorgeous tree, and my gorgeous boys.
I think I saw mistletoe hanging somewhere! A NEW tradition... we went into "Cost Plus World Market" which is a store in the promenade that sells all kinds of great Christmas tree decorations. We told Liam he could pick out ANY one he wanted. He picked out what he is calling "My Sunday School"... how cool.
Halloween seems like a distant memory with Thanksgiving on the not so distant horizon (it's NEXT WEEK!)
When flipping through the October edition of my favorite magazine (Food and Wine) ... I saw these super cute ghostly lemon cake pops and had to try my hand at making them for Liam's Halloweeen school party. They were a hit :) and pretty easy to make (messy, but easy) and best of all - it calls for STORE BOUGHT pound cake! great short cut! (also, i melted chocolate chips for the eyes - it called for a special marker that i didn't have, the chocolate worked fine, and didn't mess with the flavor of the lemon.)
We had the BEST trick or treating session ever! Liam's pal Connor's awesome mama hosted about a dozen of the "besties" from Cornerstone and the parents in an evening of festivities and trick or treating.
here is a link to some of the photos (some from the parade - some from the night) My camera battery died after about the 6th house - but I have invited some of the other parents to post their photos to the site, so hopefully some of them do - so we have more fun images to look at. http://trickortreat2011.shutterfly.com/
Would you just DIE of cuteness if this dirty dozen of 3 and 4 year olds showed up at your door singing "trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!??"
In usual Liam fashion.. "trick or treeeeeeeeeeat"!
Parties, festivals and parades.... pumpkin patches, candy, cookies... what is NOT to love? Especially when you get to see 18 three year olds in costumes on a sunny Friday morning... cutest thing EVER!!!
Liam has been a little under the weather this week - but he did want to come and celebrate with his friends and of course dress up and all that comes with it. ((and because I AM *ahem* the CO-room mom.... i have the super important responsibility of helping out the awesome superhero teachers))
Speaking of awesome teachers - meet "Ms. Rachel" this tiny thing has twin girls and a son... seriously! she talks like a Disney princess, is adorable, and the kids love her (the parents do too!)
This little cutestuff is Ms. Gillian (oh, and little Ava) Ms Gillian is delicious in every way. We are so happy she is in Liam's class.... she also is BFF's w/ Ms. Danielle, and we all know how we feel about Ms. Danielle!!! ((HEART!!!)) Lil Jango walking in the parade to The Monster Mash
Cute Kurt dressed as Hans Solo (I dressed as Princess Leia... but of course the camera man (woman) never gets captured!)
Two of Liams pals: Baron (Jake and the neverland Pirate) and Connor (Superman)
Gavin - the BFF Frankenstein
And there's our girl Ms. Danielle appropriately dressed as Wonder Woman!
Another super hero teacher - Ms. Kari... we miss her too!
And the girl wonder - Ms. Rachel - how cute is it that all of the teachers dressed as super heroes?
Oh... and yes...LIAM... just look at him... nope, he can't just hang like the rest of the kids - he has to make a special move, or a silly face... i think we have a "CLASS CLOWN"!!!!!
Three posts in three days - don't anyone fall off your seat or anything!! Especially the peanut gallery over in Cape Cod!
Liam and I spent the morning at a Cars 2 themed birthday party for three year old Aslan. Aslan is new to Liam's school - his mother is a gorgeous brazillian about 2 weeks from delivering baby # 2 and his father is from Israel - so, you can imagine, Aslan is a little stunner himself - too bad I managed not to capture his handsome mug - or his mama's.
Look how cute they decorated the party place! Each child was sent home with a helmet (which Liam has NOT Taken off since we got home) and a bunch of Cars themed goodies - perfect for three year old boys - the girls loved it too!
All of the cupcakes were home made! (And delicious) There were Cars tattoos - Liam and BFF Gav-man got them at the same time.
This is Liam's pal Baron - they are good friends, but Baron only goes to school a couple of days a week, so he isn't in the "Bestie" crowd - but they get along great - Baron showed Liam how to play Air Hockey - it was Limabeans first time ... Baron was a pro!
...but he eventually got the hang of it!
This little cutie next to Liam is Elle... she is the cutest (we are both madly in love with her). She is also new to Liam's school - and a welcome addition!
How fabulous is this cake?
These next three photos to me... encapsulate "life at three"... from the clothes he is wearing (so into Batman) to the ball in his hand and the activities he is into, and the look on his face... these are so Liam right now... I hope (as always) I never forget this stage which I love so much!