Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, Everyone!  It has been a busy month, and here at the Peterson house, we have taken full advantage of all the festivities.  It has been so much fun, but we must say, even Alice is probably going to be happy to have a break from dressing up in costumes for a little while! :)

Here are a few highlights from our recent adventures:

Last weekend, the city shut down the major street behind our house for a few hours for a Halloween-themed street fair.  It was fun to roam the streets without having to worry about any traffic!:

On Thursday, Alice and Mommy went Downtown.  Auntie Chrissy joined us for a trip through a hay bale maze and a ride on the Carousel.  Our little ladybug enjoyed the fun very much!  Here is a cute shot from that day:
Tonight, of course, we went Trick-or-Treating in our neighborhood.  Grammie and Grampie Baptiste joined us for the fun.  The strawberry costume made its return.  It was a bit chilly out, but we made it all the way around the block and probably visited 15 or so houses. 
One big highlight of the evening was being able to see Alice's good friend/next-door neighbor, as she and her Mommy will be taking a trip to India in a couple of days and will be gone for a few months.  Here the girls are, sharing a hug:
Here are the girls in full costume.  Alice will miss her friend but we know she will have a great time in India!
Another high point of the evening was Alice and Grampie sharing a peanut-butter whoopie pie and some milk, which has now become a bit of a tradition.  Yum!
We hope you have also had a wonderful Halloween.  As we head into November and the winter holidays, we are looking forward to all the fun that lies ahead.  Here is a link to all of our Halloween photos.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Preview

This past weekend it was "Halloween" at Grammie and Grampie Baptiste's campground.  We traveled down to the Cape and stayed overnight to take advantage of all the fun.  We rode in a Haunted Hayride and Alice enjoyed saying "BOO!" to all the decorations and people in costume along the way.

Alice decorated a pumpkin:
And Alice participated in the costume contest and parade (she was a strawberry!):

Here we are walking in the costume parade:

After the parade, it was time for trick-or-treating:
Alice really had lots of fun trick-or-treating and made it to about 25 campsites before tiring out.
She loved looking at all the other kids in costume, and especially enjoyed seeing this duck costume!
After finishing trick-or-treating, we went back to the Baptiste campsite and helped hand out candy to all the kids.  It was a really fun weekend!

Here is a link to the rest of the photos from Columbus Day/"Halloween" weekend in Bourne!  Enjoy!

Grandma Marcia in Boston!

We were so lucky over the past week to have Grandma Marcia in town. She spent lots of time bonding and snuggling with Alice and giving Mommy and Daddy the chance to get into the office and get lots of work done!

Alice was excited to see Grandma right away and, in spite of Alice's cold, they had a fabulous week together.

We can't wait to see Grandma again soon.  We are constantly reminded how blessed we are that Alice is surrounded by so much love.

Here is a link to the rest of the photos from Alice's visit with Grandma.


You may have noticed that Alice's hair has grown a bit slowly since she was born.  She has had no other choice than to rock a mean mullet.  We (and by "we" we mean "Mommy") have been excited recently that her hair has gotten JUST long enough to pull up into tiny ponytails.  Here are a few photos from the recent new hairstyles!

From here on out, the possibilities for Alice's hair are endless (or at least much more diverse than her standard "business in the front, party in the back"!)

Here is a link to lots of additional ponytail photos.  Enjoy!