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This weekend has been a total whirlwind!

Saturday morning I made a dirt cake for the party we planned to go to on Sunday night after trick-or-treating. I showed Cohen the joy of making dessert at home is getting to lick the beaters at the end.


Saturday night was The Nana’s 80th Surprise Birthday Bash hosted by my fabulous mother-in-law. Family came from as far away as Scotland (Toby’s brother lives there with his fiance) to celebrate all of her accomplishments.


Cohen met his Uncle Simon and Auntie Monica for the first time when we “picked them up” from the train station (they actually got in early and had no cell phone so we went to the mall and were going to look for them in an hour when the next train came in and we actually ran into them there). We kept them busy all afternoon at the mall trying to hide them from Nana.

The party was a hit! Nana was totally surprised to see everyone there and even cried a little when she saw Simon! It was a great time.

We also got to meet baby GT, Cohen’s newest cousin and see lots of family we have not seen in a while.


On Sunday morning we got up (too early) and went out to the same restaurant we had the party at the night before (if you live in the Sacramento area, check out The Terrace at Marconi and Fulton in the Arden Arcade area. The food is to-die-for) with all the family. It was nice to see them again before they went back to the bay area.

We took a long nap and then went over to my mother-in-law’s to show off our costumes.


Then it was time for church in the park.


This is our band of Superheroes: The Oaks of Righteousness (OR!): Sarcasmo, Hyperbole Man, Mr. Cohen (Disguised as Super Panda), Pastor Girl, and Hapa Girl.


After church we drove to East Sac to trick or treat near Sacramento Friends church and we collected canned food for River City Food Bank that burned down about a week ago. Cohen passed out on the short drive from the park to the church and we put him in the wagon before trick or treating.

After about an hour and a half (to get down one block and back up again) we went to Pete and karen’s house for a little party. Bella and Cohen dug into the candy (he was just playing with it lol). In my family we alway had some kind of get together after trick or treating (usually to celebrate all the October birthdays, my dad’s is the day before Halloween). It is fun to start that tradition with my family and friends too :).

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