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Elise as Eloise

Today was Elise’s Preschool Halloween Parade. To say she was stoked to put on her costume is an understatement!

Eloise with her puppy side-kid Weenie!



I had to think about it but today marked the third Y Preschool Halloween Parade I have watched. It should have been the 4th Y Preschool Halloween Parade.

Follow the links to the post written about each year.

Michael 2010

Patrick’s 2011– I scoured our website and was confused why I didn’t have a photo of Patrick in his Ghost costume from when he was in the 4 year old class and then I looked on my Facebook timeline.


Thank goodness for social media otherwise I wouldn’t have any idea of what my children’s childhood was like.

Patrick’s 2012

Elise’s 2013



Elise’s First Day of Preschool

I walked her into her classroom this morning and unpacked her swim bag, water bottle, snack and lunch box. I made sure she went potty and then asked for a hug. She pried herself away from the playdough table long enough to give me a quick squeeze and then said, “By Mom. I don’t need you any more.”

I made it back to my empty minivan before I started to cry.

Elise was just over a month old when Michael started preschool. It seems like a lifetime ago and I guess it is in away. She has grown up watching her brothers be dropped off at Preschool and today was her turn.

She couldn’t have been more excited.

I love you baby girl. You are my big girl now.


Not the “Boo!” we were planning today.

Last night both Patrick and Michael got sick, “burp up” sick. They were “burp up” sick all over their room. All over.

I am holding them home from school today because I refuse to be one of those moms who sends her kids to school sick just to spread germs to otherwise healthy kids.

This means Patrick misses a full day of Halloween fun. This day of fun was going to be kick started by a costume parade.

Boo. The sad kind.

Boo. The kind that an audience shouts at a bad scene unfolding on stage.

Boo. As in boo-hoo because there will be tears and tantrums this morning.

Patrick was so pumped to show his friends his new ghost costume. Michael’s class is celebrating Halloween on Tuesday so he is only missing small group day at school.

Last night they were both as white as a ghost and I am really bummed to say that that is the closest to playing ghost that they will get today.