Sunday, January 5, 2014

More October

After the leaf post, I wanted to do a post of the rest of October, because we did do some fun things, and of course Halloween photos are always fun.

Mid-October, Sharon, Andy, Fritz and Josie the dog came to visit. A really awesome band - Cloud Cult - was playing here in Houghton at the Rozsa Center. We were super excited for the concert. My mom and Linda both helped with child care so we could go kid-less.

The concert was amazing. However I felt ashamed for my town and for Michigan Tech students, because there was hardly anyone there. We puzzled and puzzed over it and came up with theories ranging from not enough publicity to "Tech Students are lame and don't appreciate good music". Because this band is pretty big, and they sell out much larger venues than the Rozsa Center. Anyway, I'm glad we got to see it because, like I said, it was the best concert I've seen in years. I took a picture of the band (you can see all the empty chairs).

And of course, we had a great time watching the two babies together. Seda was just learning to sit up by herself at this point, and Fritz was cruising around on furniture. This was the best picture I got. We even took them out to eat at the Ambassador, which was moderately successful.

We also went on a hike in the Paavola Wetlands. It was actually cold and sort of rainy. But it was still good to get outside. You have to enjoy it when you can when you work a sedentary desk job five days a week.

Here's Willow helping harvest the last of our garden for the year.

 The weekend before Halloween, we went trick-or-treating in downtown Houghton for the "Treat Street" thing they put on. It was fun, and not as crowded as years past because they actually blocked off traffic, rather than trying to confine everyone to the sidewalks. Willow's favorite part was the haunted house at the police station. For weeks afterward, anytime we walked by the police station, Willow would ask if we could go in the haunted house.


On Halloween, we went trick-or-treating over in Grandma and Grandpa's new neighborhood. It wasn't quite the trick-or-treating mecca that east Hancock is, but it was still pretty good. The weather could've been better - it was raining - but we still had a good time.

Here are our jack-o-lanterns. Grandma made the kitty one, I made the scary one, and Willow drew the middle one and I carved it. The things on the sides of its mouth are bat wings.

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