We took so many pictures this weekend that we couldn’t fit them all in one post. So we’re officially declaring this week “Halloween Week” at the Hapa Haole blog.
Some of you might remember that last year, Grandma Gail made Maile a Totoro costume. This year Maile decided that she wanted to be Curious George. So Grandma Gail set to work crafting another amazing costume…
Hi! I'm Curious Maile!
Here's the full view (sorry about the lighting of the picture)...
And don't forget the tail!
Maile got a lot of use out of her costume this year. On Friday we attended the Peekadoodle Halloween Party, we went trick or treating around the neighborhood and then Daddy dressed up and we went to a Halloween party at Allison’s house. It was definitely a jam-packed weekend – we can’t wait to show you what transpired over the next few days…
Mommy put together quite an outfit for Maile Girl the other day so I had to snap a few photos. Believe it or not the boots she has on were actually Christine’s when she was little! Grandma Gail kept them for 30+ years. I’m not sure they were quite as “punk” when they were originally bought, but with this outfit, I feel like Maile is ready to hit the clubs…
Between the boots and the hair I think we have a future rock star on our hands...
Let's get a close up of that Maile mullet...
Maile Girl is a little too young to be carving pumpkins, but Megan had a great idea to make sure she could still partake in the tradition. She picked up a bunch of mini pumpkins and Halloween stickers and then showed Maile how to decorate the pumpkins. How cool and creative is that!?
Maile loved it – our apartment is now really festive. There are Halloween decorations on the walls and a line of 8 mini pumpkins that Maile and Hannah decorated with their stickers. Thanks Megan!
This is how Megan showed me how to apply the stickers - you need to be very careful not to get the sticky side stuck on you instead of the pumpkin...
The finished product! I'm quite proud of myself!
A few months back Christine heard about this really cool art exhibit called The Sketchbook Project. Basically, anyone can sign up and pick a theme. Then the organizers send you a moleskin sketchbook and you draw in it, whatever you want, until January 15, 2011. You then mail your sketchbook back in and they include it as part of a museum exhibit that will become a permanent part of The Brooklyn Art Library. Cool, right?
Even cooler? Christine has been drawing her favorite subject, Maile Girl!
Maile Girl by Mommy
(Dad note: if you want to participate yourself, it’s not too late – you can sign up until October 31, 2010 here: http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject)
They didn't have balloons for the Class of 2031, so we just stood next to daddy's 2000 ones.
This weekend we headed down the 101 to Stanford for Homecoming and my 10th Reunion. We decided to stay in a hotel to avoid driving back-and-forth all weekend – so it turned into a mini-vacation for all of us. Megan helped out on Friday and Saturday nights so Chris and I could enjoy the festivities with the Stanford crew.
Despite the fact that all these pictures are of Maile Girl, we actually did see lots of friends (including baby reunions with Maile’s friends Tanner and Brennan). It had been several months since we had seen the boys, so it was fun to see how grown up everyone was. Unfortunately, we just didn’t take too many pictures – too much fun and chasing around the little ones I guess…
As soon as we got down to campus, Maile's blackberry started blowing up. She's very popular.
I'm all ready, I have my name tag, I have my red pants - let's get this reunion started!
Hi. Maile K. I'm a stay at home baby. Nice to meet you.
There was glass all over campus and Maile made sure she left her mark on all of it...
Maile meets the Tree. She was actually a little frightened by him - good practice for Santa though.
The grass here IS THE BEST!
Good bye Stanford for now - we had a great weekend!
You might have heard that my hometown San Francisco Giants are headed to the World Series! How did this happen? Well, among other things a guy named Juan Uribe hit a homerun – but, most importantly, Megan and her boyfriend, Dolan, gave me a rally towel. Before the game Megan and Mommy taught me how to use said rally towel – and well, the rest is history!
Needless to say, I’ll be waving my rally towel all week to help the Giants prepare for the start of the World Series!
(Dad note: Maile got her sports confused a bit right at the end, but we’ll get her straightened out before the games start on Wednesday…)
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We’ll end the week with this…
(Dad note: This is a game that Mommy started playing with Maile last weekend. I actually think I got the wording wrong – Mommy was saying “hot feet” originally. In any event, Maile got the point. She’s no walking zombie anymore!)
Have a great weekend!
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Chris is in New York again this week for work. Maile Girl has been great overall, but she’s starting to realize that maybe she can play this situation to her advantage.
Maile: Daddy, can I bring the pack-n-play outside and have a campout with my dolls and live there for ever and ever? Daddy: No, I don't think so. That doesn't seem like a good idea.
Maile: That's it. I'm calling Mommy and telling her you are being SOOO mean to me.
Maile: Umm... hey, you don't happen to have Mommy's number on you, do you?
This is my head!
I think we’ll look back at the past 10 days as a real turning point for Maile Girl. She’s starting to pick up on things faster and faster. For example, check out the fun game Maile knows how to play now:
(Dad note: props to Mommy and Megan for teaching Maile this game – as usual, I swooped in at the end to capture the glory of the video recording…)
(Click here for the video.)
(Dad note: I have no idea if this is actually what Maile was thinking since, well, she still doesn’t really talk. I’m just making assumptions here…)
Maile: Daddy, doesn't this look just like the places where Woof Woofs go potty? Daddy: Um, I suppose so.
Maile: See Daddy, I'm just like a woof woof! Daddy: Yikes.
Maile: All done! Daddy: If you start making us take you outside to go potty, your mother is going to kill me...