You know it is October when you see the neighbors have put up their Halloween decorations.
maiki and I took a fun stroll around the Emeryville marina while Emma was at middle school hang out.
Been working on knitting this scarf.
Emma is taking Lego Engineering and a history of T-shirts classes at Hickman this fall.
We volunteered at the Autumn Lights Festival!
Emma celebrated her 12th birthday.
Emma visited the Dia de los Muertos event at the Oakland museum.
And visited the video game museum The MADE in Oakland.
I love visiting the Berkeley markets (Monterey Market and Berkeley Bowl) in October. I have been buying so many persimmons!
And of course Halloween included a homeschool carnival and trick or treating on 4th Street in Berkeley.
The birthday girl!
Emma made this in her fabric dye class.
Emma has a drama and writing class in this park.
Visited Acme bread and fell in love with their jam biscuits.
Home schooler hard at work.
House in Berkeley decorated for Halloween.
Even I dressed up for the homeschooler Halloween party.
maiki with the beautiful garden sign.
This mask was a gift. So pretty!
We travelled to Los Angeles to go to Disneyland, visit with family and celebrate Emma’s tenth birthday and Halloween. It was an epic trip!
Our evening flight was delayed but we still went to Disneyland the next morning. 🙂
Saturday we slept in and went to the Halloween frolic on Main Street. Emma dressed up and collected candy. We shared churro balls and they were so good!
Elayne hosted a birthday party for Emma. It was so much fun! Emma requested bbq ribs and chocolate brownies. She probably ate most of that fruit plate. 🙂
I drank frozen margaritas and chatted all night. Emma opened some presents and loved all the attention.
Sunday morning we went to breakfast and then brought flowers to where my Mom is buried. We were happy to see her stone was recently installed.
She is next to my brother Joey. It was nice to visit and there were lots of people bringing flowers to their loved ones.
Emma found sweet pictures in my parents album like this one when she was a baby!
That night we celebrated Halloween.
Emma trick or treated a little bit and also gave out candy at aunt Elayne’s house.
We had so much fun and I think Emma will always remember these days filled with love.
Kiki is ready for the Halloween carnival.