October was spent enjoying the amazing weather San Francisco always has to offer this time of year! We took a long hike with friends and enjoyed Fentons famous ice-cream afterwards. We visited our favorite pumpkin patch up in Petaluma and had a great time, despite the heat. We routed for the Giants during the World Series. We painted, yes painted, the pumpkins we purchased this year … and of course we went trick-or-treating on Halloween (despite the rain).
Despite the rain, we had quite a busy Halloween weekend. Friday started off with festivities on Chestnut St (around the corner from us) and we went to check it out with friends Tamara, Quinn and Reese. At 10am, all the merchants set up for a trick-or-treat event, and unbeknownst to us, there was a specific starting spot and everyone was in a single file (ish) line. We felt like salmon swimming upstream until we figured it out. Malina didn’t love the concept of ‘open bag, drop in candy, and move on’ … it seemed as though she wanted to assess the items and there simply wasn’t time.
Saturday morning we baked scones as a family. Malina was involved in the measuring, scooping, stirring, and placement on the pan. She loved it!!
Saturday afternoon was a big Giants game, part of the World Series, so we got Malina dressed in Giants colors and had some friends over for the game. Malina is an incredibly social baby and we couldn’t get her to go to sleep while people were over, so she had a late night.
Sunday evening we put Malina back into her ladybug costume for some trick-or-treating on Avila St, about 2 blocks away from us, where they rope off 4 blocks and designate it as car free for the evening. Many of the families that reside on these blocks go all out with the decorations. Impressive haunted houses and mechanical movements. Malina seemed to get the hang of receiving candy, but most of all she love the decorations, especially fake spider webs :) As a side note, open container laws seem to not apply as all the parents were walking around with adult beverages.
Now Mom and Dad are recovering from the weekend and enjoying all the candy!!
View photos of Halloween Weekend.