Our first Halloween with two kids was so much fun we stretched it out over a few weeks, including trips to the pumpkin patch, costume tryouts, a party or two, backyard photo shoots, and at last an evening trick-or-treating up and down the block seeing our neighbors. For a slideshow, click on the picture of Claire and Juliet in their bug costumes.
We spent the last week of October in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at the house of an old boss of mine. Katherine’s mom Judy joined us for a lovely week that included celebrating Judy’s birthday with a hearty feliz cumpleaños and Claire christening Judy as her “go-ma.” We also enjoyed lots of playtime on the beach and in the pool at our house, family dinners out in the nearby town of San Jose del Cabo, a romantic dinner for two on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, working together on the online New York Times crossword, and grown-up naptimes under the palapa reading and looking out at the ocean. For a slideshow, click on the picture of Claire and Juliet playing on the beach.
We took Juliet for her 9-month checkup this morning. Everything looks great. At 28.5″, she is at the 82nd percentile (down slightly from her 89th percentile at 6 months). At 20 lbs, 12.75 oz, she’s also at the 82nd percentile (up from 74th three months ago) so seems to be growing more out than up. At her 9-month appointment, Claire was 96th percentile in height and 85th in weight.
Here’s a grab bag of photos from around the house in October: Claire and her doll Mimi practicing potty training, Claire decorating sugar cookies, and some shots of Juliet, Katherine and my guitar taken with our new portrait lens. Last up is a picture of our household’s first, but certainly not its last, tea party. For a slideshow, click on the picture of Claire and Juliet sharing their new hot pink tent.