Halloween

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We dressed up as Archer, Lana and Malory from the animated series Archer for Halloween this year.  Amanda and Nana nailed their costumes perfectly.  Pearl Street held an afternoon trick or treating event with a ton of kids dressed up in all sorts of cute costumes.  Afterwards, we went to a couple Boulder neighborhoods and then met up with Lissa, Beau, and Gabby in their neighborhood.  Overall, we got a bunch of candy and had lots of fun wandering about.
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Halloween Party at school

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Nana visited us for Halloween this year and got to participate in Nora’s Halloween party/parade at school.  Clearly Star Wars was a popular theme.  It is a bit hard to tell below, but Mrs. Brook dressed up as Joy from Inside Out.  Afterwards, they picked me at work and we went out for pizza at Lucky Pie and had a great meal.
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Addition to Nora’s Garden

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Kathy put a new plant called an angel trumpet out while we were gone with the below note accompanying it.  She only left it out for a couple days before it was replaced with another plant but for that time period, it was cool to watch the blooms develop.
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School art

IMG_3054This seahorse is a piece of art Nora drew for one of the art fundraisers.  We ordered a mousepad, keychain, and a matted print of it.  Unfortunately, the colors are a bit washed out on the things we ordered, but it still makes for some cool momentos.

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New hairstyle

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After Nora’s bath tonight, Amanda braided her hair so it would be wavy in the morning.  The last picture shows the result in the morning.  Funny how the addition of a magic wand makes a picture look that much more sassy.
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Pumpkin carving

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We probably won’t win an award for innovative pumpkin carving, but we rocked the basic design this year.

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Quick stop for breakfast tacos before school

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Last night, Nora asked if we could stop off at the gas station for some Santiago’s breakfast burritos on the way.  We had a breakfast picnic near the playground at her school.  I sure wish I had either brought more water or not bought the spicy green chile burrito!
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Math class

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Occasionally there are more students in Nora’s class.  Tonight, Abby, Millie, and I were instructed in some first grade math.  Luckily, we haven’t covered tricky word problems yet.
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Green Mountain

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It was a beautiful day for a hike so we walked up to the top of Green Mountain overlooking Boulder.  We chose a higher elevation trailhead so everyone was in a great mood by the time we reached the summit.  The views to the west towards the Rocky Mountains were incredible, but I somehow didn’t take a picture.
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Pho & Bubble tea for dinner

IMG_3024We didn’t feel like cooking tonight so instead we tried a new pho restaurant.  Luckily we ordered the bubble tea as a dessert, because I find the tapioca fruit balls kind of disgusting.  Nora on the other hand loves them!

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