Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This Week, via iphone. Week 92

After a two week vacation to Oklahoma, we arrived back in Portland last weekend just in time for a jam-packed week of craziness. Seriously, I feel like we didn't even stop to take a breath before getting started on our to-do list for the week (all of which was incredibly fun by the way).

Monday morning started bright and early with one of my handlettering prints from Hey Normal Day Shop being featured on Storefront Deals, which is a deals site that partners with handmade vendors and small businesses to offer fantastic sales on unique items. Sadly, the deal is over...but I am looking forward to partnering with them again in the future!

Two weeks is a long time for a little kid to go without seeing their friends and Amelia was so excited to get back into our playdate schedule. Monday morning we joined her best little buddy Carson for a fun trip to the Portland Children's Museum. After preschool on Tuesday morning (which by the way, she was literally bouncing in her seat on the way there because she was so happy to be back) we met up with another group of friends and kiddos for a Halloween cookie decorating day. 

After thoroughly stuffing ourselves with our friend Rebeka's delicious cookies, Amelia and I headed to a children's salon for her first big girl haircut. I loved her long curls, but the reality of caring for long hair and dealing with tangles on a three year old won out and we bobbed her hair off at the the shoulders. I was a bit sad to watch her long hair fall away, but I love the way her new do turned out! (She loves it too and is happy to have hair that she says looks like mommy's).  :)

Some of Amelia's artwork. "Look mommy, I drew your picture!" 

Suki and Sullivan enjoying the morning sunshine. I sure did miss these two characters while I was gone.

On Wednesday afternoon we attended our MOMS Club annual Trunk-or-Treat party. After changing her mind from Spiderman, to Ninja Turtle, Amelia finally decided on Mickey Mouse for her costume this year. I know I'm biased, but I think she was the cutest little Mickey I have ever seen. It was so fun to make her costume, which was just black leggings and turtleneck with a red skirt and white gloves. I bought pre-made mouse ears and painted a pair of almost too small shoes yellow. 

The top right picture is a little Halloween flashback to Amelia's first three costumes. Lil Stinker Skunk, Garden Gnome and Monkey Ballerina.

On Halloween night we went trick-or-treating with good friends and had a blast watching the kids really get into it. This is the first year Amelia really got the concept of trick-or-treating and she had so much fun! 

Friday morning we finally slowed down enough to enjoy a quiet morning at home. We watched the fog roll in over the mountains, drank chocolate milk and coffee and stayed in our pajamas entirely too late. It was wonderful and just what we needed at the end of a busy week.

Sunday was such a fun day because it was the annual Pacific Northwest Blogger Holiday Party. The party was at Union/Pine, an incredibly fun event space in Portland, and sponsored by Yoked, The 7th Chamber and Pinhole Press. I was so excited for this event! Last November I attended my first PNW Blogger event and since then have made some of these blogging ladies into real life friends. I had such a wonderful time drinking bloody marys and mimosas, playing at the PNW themed photo booth, hanging out with friends and meeting new ones! 

So. We had a crazy busy week last week! I'm looking forward to settling back into normal, enjoying what's left of the beautiful Oregon fall and preparing for the holidays. 

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  2. Your kids costumes are adorable! My kiddos are all grown up now (the youngest is 12) and I miss those days, but I do remember Halloween being quite a production, what with trying to make sure everyone had all their parts and pieces as we went out the door.

    I had a great time at the blogger party too (I mean, I did walk out with quite the haul...) - it is such a great group to be a part of.

    1. Thanks Renee! Yes, Halloween can be quite the production, but we sure did have fun! Congrats again on your awesome prize. It was great to meet you!

  3. Aww, I love all her costumes, I've never heard of a monkey ballerina but she's the cutest one ever!! I had so much fun hanging out on Sunday, let's do it again soon :)

    1. Haha! Yes, monkey ballerina was all her idea! Definitely! Can't wait to hang out again soon!

  4. Your family is adorable! first things first!:-) Plus, I totally saw you at the meetup but didn't officially meet you:-( lame sauce. Hopefully next time! xoxo