Happy Halloween from MC Hannah!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013


Halloween was a total bust last year thanks to Sandy. I loved last year’s costumes but didn’t really get to show them off, so I was pretty determined to make up for it this year.


This Is What Pumpkin Carving With Hannah Is Like

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

We (meaning I) finally carved pumpkins this afternoon. I decided to set up right on the porch so that Hannah could sit and participate in the fun. I knew she wouldn’t actually be able to help much, but at the very least I thought my enthusiasm would be infectious. But this is Hannah participating:
carving2013_1She was totally icked out by the pumpkin innards (understandably). She was much more interested in my iPad and the Pinterest inspiration I was looking at. I even tried to put one of her movies on to keep her excited about hanging out, but it was too bright out there for her to see it. Eventually she just got up and went in the house to play, leaving me by myself! I thought I had years to go before that started happening.


The House Is Ready for Halloween

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

halloween13_1 I decided not to decorate inside this year because a certain 2.5′ tall gremlin is into everything. I can only imagine what horrors would await my stair mice or Halloween garlands and piggy banks. But, the outside of the house is ready.


My First Post for BuzzFeed

Friday, September 6th, 2013

I just finished my first (and hopefully not the last!) freelance piece for BuzzFeed. It was a ton of fun to put together, and it’s doing pretty well on the site.

21 Children’s Book Characters Born To Be Halloween Costumes

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Hannah’s First Halloween

Friday, November 30th, 2012

I was looking through pictures last night and realized that I never posted photos of her first Halloween costume. There really was no Halloween this year, but we did get dressed up to go visit my mom the weekend before the storm. I spent months agonizing over Hannah’s first costume, planning a coordinating theme for the family, and I was so proud of this. I really wanted to show her off, but in the end we had just had a brief photo op in front of my mom’s and a quick tour around a very bizarre Halloween party at the Parks and Rec building in my hometown. It consisted of a hayride around the Little League field and a strange dance-type thing happening inside the building. The hayride line was down the block, and loud dances are not really Hannah’s cup of tea yet.

But, I still think her Halloween experience deserves to be recorded for posterity Especially since it’s November 30th and holiday posts are about to take over my life. Last chance.

So here is Hannah the sushi:

She loved eating that fish.

And we are…packets of soy sauce!

I painstakingly made shirts for Adam and me using my Cricut, t-shirt transfer paper, an online Japanese translator, and a really sharp X-Acto knife. I loved them!

And, of course, Nana loves sushi, too.