Trick or Treat 2016

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She had to wear this gown that my mom got her at Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, because my mom got it at Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte. We decided to do The Princess in Black costume, a superhero princess who puts goat-eating monsters in their place. She wore her crown that she already had and her "glitter-stone ring" that she made last month.

Marc went as the goat-eating monster. Cost: $17 for a yard of faux fur from the fabric store.
I was her sidekick Frimplepants, the superhero unicorn. Cost: $0.

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On Halloween she chose to be a unicorn for trick or treating.   

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Unlike halloweens past, this time she understood the concept of trick or treating. She was hesitant of walking up to strangers' houses and knocking on their doors, but she overcame her fear and started to have a great time. She was so happy! She was even telling the people who were handing out candy that she's wearing her pajamas.

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The library was open, and we went in so she can trick or treat. After she got her her candy she asked the librarian if she can stay.

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After 20 minutes we went to a couple more houses and called it a success.


Amelia Earheart, 2012

Amelia Earheart, 2012

Amelia Bedelia, 2013

Amelia Bedelia, 2013

After 2 years we couldn't think of anymore famous "Amelias" so we turned to book based characters.

Red Riding Hood, 2014

Red Riding Hood, 2014

Fern from Charlotte's Web, 2015

Fern from Charlotte's Web, 2015

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Paris

Pretty postcards from various parts of the city.

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Things to know:

  • I was debating whether to bring a stroller before our trip. I don't like baggage and it seemed like a hassle. My daughter ended up napping a lot so bringing it saved the day, the trip really. It would have been miserable having to carry her whenever she got tired or sleepy.
  • Given that, Paris is not stroller-friendly. While the sidewalks are wide enough to accommodate strollers, more often than not there are no ramps on the curbs so you'll be lifting your stroller a lot. It was a good thing I was traveling with other people. We used the subway once and found no escalators/elevators at the entry/exit points. Someone else had to carry my sleeping daughter or hold her hand while I carried the stroller up and down the stairs. I honestly can't imagine how handicapped people get around Paris.
  • If she were smaller and weighed less than 30 pounds I would have gotten around fine with the Ergo carrier, which I've used for every trip until now. 

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Photo Credit

Dr. Ricci Sylla is an ObGyn by profession and avid, snap-happy photographer at all other times. She likes taking pictures mostly of food but since the recent population explosion in her family, cute nieces and nephews show up much more frequently in her Picasa files. She hearts cake, ice cream, macarons, cotton candy and fancy desserts.

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