Halloween Parade with the River North Residents Association

We had another fun year at the River North Residents Association (RNRA)'s Halloween Parade this year.  The weather in the past couple of years have been less than perfect.  This year, we finally have some perfect weather - warm with clear sky.  And we had a great turn out. 

Thank you for those who came to say hi and get your pictures taken.  We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the little and big creatures. 

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To view and purchase prints or digital download from the event, please visit: http://photos.evaho.com/rnra-halloween2014

Halloween is Around the Corner

It's almost Halloween and our annual visit to a pumpkin-land happened this weekend.  I feel so proud to have ordered the costumes for my two kids a month ago (if you're curious, my oldest would be a storm trooper and my youngest would be Darth Vader).  And we just picked out our pumpkin this past weekend.  

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Being the last weekend before Halloween, there will be lots of Halloween festivities around town.  To come see me and have your pictures of your kids in costumes taken this Saturday, October 25, visit me at NPN (Neighborhood Parents Network) Halloween Around the World in the morning or the RNRA 3rd Halloween Event in the afternoon!  Can't make it this weekend?  Come join me and Purple Monkey Playroom next Tuesday or Wednesday (October 28 & 29) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for a Not-At-All Spooky Halloween Party.

Portrait Party at Purple Monkey Playroom

Thank you for coming out to Purple Monkey Playroom for the Portrait, Pizza and Playtime party last week.  My assistant and I had a great time meeting and playing with all the little ones.  If your little one had his or her pictures taken during the event, your pictures are ready!  Look for the email from Purple Monkey Playroom for the link to the gallery and a redemption code for your free download!

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Lincoln Park Family Photo Session

Ginger used to live in the suburb of Chicago.  But when she and her husband retired, they moved to the beautiful city of Savannah, GA.  When they came back to visit their three kids and two grandkids, they took the opportunity to have a big family picture taken so they can make a big canvas of their family picture to be hung in the hallway of their new home.  "And I want something green in the background to go with the decor of my home", said Ginger.  Lucky for us, there are plenty of beautiful green backdrop in Lincoln Park.

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First Day of Kindergarten at our Neighborhood Chicago Public School

My oldest son has just started kindergarten at a new school a couple weeks ago.  We are so lucky to be living in the neighborhood and are able to walk to school.  He was coming here for a few months for speech therapy when he was younger so he's semi-familiar with the school and knows the security guard.  That helps his transition a bit.

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I'm happy to report that he's been loving school so far.  Everyday, I look forward to him coming home and telling us the things that happened at school.  I hope he would never stop telling us things :)

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We're still trying to settle into a new routine and I am hoping to catch up on blog once we get into the groove.