Tuesday, October 31, 2017

So, I know you have been anxiously awaiting the reveal of the Prose children's Halloween costumes.  Every day, Harper asks "Mom.  Did you tell anyone??" and I respond, "No, Harper.  Not a soul." and she giggles and says, "Guess what?  Me either!!"  Her secret keeping has been quite extraordinary.

Back when we went costume shopping, Harper was certain she wanted to be Wonder Woman.  Or a spy.  Or catwoman.  Or maybe a robber???  (Definitely not a clown or princess.)  We tried on a few different choices, and when the pink skirt was cinched at her waist - we both knew what would be the final decision. 
 I explained to the sweet girl all I knew about the 50's - even showed her a clip from Grease.  She opted to call her costume "An Old School Girl with Muffs".
Bennett was not really sure what he costume he wanted to don this year, and began his research early September.  There were various sites, and cross referencing some prices and estimated shipping dates, but the Boy found a costume that is just "so Bennett" (his words, but truth).  A Yeti carrying a Boy on his shoulders.
There is no other way to descibe it - other than a total gong show getting every one fed, and dressed and ready.  All the while trying to convince the trick or treaters that is WAS COLD OUTSIDE, and they needed to wear a coat!  And, heat up the apple cider, and pour the whiskey and remember extra bags to dump the candy in, and don't forget the handwarmers...  We somehow made it to the driveway by 5:30pm - and the crew started to arrive.  And a Motely Crue it is.

 Wrap up this Halloweenie.

 Oh, and by bedtime, AP had turned into a pilgrim. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oh, Tbone.  It's been too long since we have had a solo day in the city drinking experience.  Glad to see we can still make it home in time for SNL.

 PS - if you haven't been, you must seek out Tattersall.  It lived up to the Jacobson hype - and google research nailed the adjectives.  The distillery has been described as bold, balanced and beautiful - and it most certainly is...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Monumental MEA Day 4:
     Time to head home, but first...

 I loved this trip, the monuments, the travel partners, the memories.  So so grateful.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Monumental MEA Day 3:
     Today was the day to wander through the museums.  Best part was rounding a dark corner of the Nat'l History Museum, and gasping at the enormous original flag - complete with tattered edges and cannon holes.  We also saw narwhals, walked through a butterfly garden, toured the first lady closet, and visited the place where Dr. Lillehei was recognized.  Dr. Lillehei was the heart surgeon who performed open heart surgery on Uncle Dave when he was a little boy.  It was the first operation of it's kind.  Dr. Lillehei continued to be a world renowned heart surgeon, and found the MN based company Medtronics.

Then it was sushi, and a night time bus tour to wrap up the evening.  About the tour, Grampy stated "It's pretty cool to see, but would be better during the day because we could see so more." 😂