By some welcome miracle, my bags made my connecting flight to San Diego. I finally caught a break after two months of serial debacles. My flight out of Chicago was delayed by snow and other technical difficulties, and I was already resigned to adding baggage to that list. Out of all the countries I travel through, aviation in the United States is the most problematic of developed nations.
You expect problems in the Caribbean or Indonesia, but the good old USA tops the list for delays, canceled flights, lost luggage, and endlessly long waits on security and customs entry.
But that’s all senseless distraction at this juncture. Now it’s all about the kiddies, and family time recharge.
ARIA – Chubby Cheek Giggler
MIA – The Grabby Goofball
BEST MOMENT OF THE YEAR – Mia dresses all in black to honor my return. She pranced about like an Audrey Hepburn pixie.
TANYA & MIA
STEVE & ARIA – ARIA UPSETS THE ICE CREAM CART
TRICK OR TREAT – Monarch Butterfly, Wonder Woman, Witch, Owl, Witch
PUMPKIN SNOW MAN
MIA – WONDER WOMAN HITS THE BRICKS
UNDETERRED THEY NOGOTIATE NUMEROUS SPOOKY DECORATIONS
SCARY ANIMATRONIC WEREWOLF
HAYLEE – PARTY ON WAYNE
SPOOKY GHOSTY THING WITH CLAWS
JOLLY PUMPKIN CLUSTER
ARIA – BUTTERFLY
DISNEY – A VERY SCARY CORPORATION AND DESTROYER OF THE STAR WARS FRANCHISE
WONDER WOMAN & AELA CLAIM THEIR CANDY
WONDER WOMAN “MIA” TOTES HER CANDY BUCKET
REAL HAIR – I THOUGHT IT WAS A WIG
MIA SHOWS OFF HER CANDY TO ARIA
SATISFIED WITH THE QUANTITY OF HER CONFECTION, MIA TRIUPHANTLY HEADS BACK TO THE VAN
WHAT LURKS IN THE GIANT SPIDER WEB?
A MONSTROUS ARACHNID
ARE YOU YEARNING FOR THE DAYS WHEN MOM CARRIED YOUR BUCKET HOME AT THE END OF THE NIGHT?
WONDER WOMAN WAITING FOR DADDY BACK AT HOME – HE IS PERMITTED TO PARK WITHOUT INCIDENT
DINA, THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF BAKED GOODS DECORATION PREPARES NEW CREATIONS
GIRLY ACCESSORY COOKIES FOR MIA’S FRIEND SAMMY’S IMPENDING BIRTHDAY
DINA’S LATEST BAKING EXTRAVAGANZA
MIA BUILDS A MAGETILES TOWER OR ROCKET SHIP