Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

This has been a very exciting Halloween for Little Ish, as it is the first time he has Trick-or-Treated.  Liliana got dressed up this year too because I figured Little Ish might be mad if she didn't.

Before Trick-or-Treating officially began, we walked to the leasing office of our apartment complex since they were giving out treats during their regular hours.

Little Ish was a pirate.  You can tell he is just a pretend pirate because he is wearing sandals.

Liliana was Raggedy Ann.  As soon as I put her costume on her, Little Ish knew exactly what she was dressed as.

After dinner, Little Ish went Trick-or-Treating with Big Ish, and Lily changed into her Halloween pajamas and helped me pass out candy to all the kids who stopped by.  Little Ish had a ton of fun.  Lily was not so keen on the trick-or-treaters.  She loved when they arrived at the door, but she would wail when they left (Little Ish did the same thing last year).

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Adventures

Today, Ish and I brought the kids to a local farm to pick a pumpkin. Both kids enjoyed the outing.  Ish and I hope to make this into a family tradition.

Little Ish picked a wagon.  It was for the pumpkin, but he got a ride out of the deal too.

Looking for a pumpkin. 

Lily trying a more hands on approach to picking a pumpkin.

And we have a pumpkin!

Lily inspects Little Ish's choice.

She approves, and they take the obligatory sweet sibling photo (the outtakes are a little less sweet).

After claiming our pumpkins, the real fun began.  Wagons!

Little Ish spent a long time choosing various wagons and pulling them around.

He also had fun playing at the fence and watching cars arrive at the farm.

He kept poking his head through the fence and saying, "Come into the pumpkin patch!" The farm could hire him as a greeter.

And finally, a sweet moment between Ish and Liliana.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gollum's Favorite Song

Me: What song would you like to listen to?

Little Ish: We want to listen to Gollum's favorite song.

Me: Okay.  What song do you think is his favorite?

Little Ish: Umm...It's called Dwarfish Parties


Here is the song he is referring to: