Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Brooke and Inky as Tweak and Shellington

It's October 31! That means it's Halloween! This year, I decided to do a group costume with my friend Brooke.  We are Octonauts! The Octonauts is our favorite show and one of my favorite series of books.  I am my favorite character, Shellington! Shellington is an otter professor.  Brooke is Tweak, the bunny mechanic.

Inky as Shellington Otter

I wanted to paint my face to look more like an otter, but my moms said no! Still, I think I look pretty cute. I am wearing brown pants and a sweater, both by Dynamite Threads.  My moms specially ordered my Shellington accessories and a friend lent me the magnifying glass. Cool!

Brooke as Tweak Bunny

Brooke also looks super cute as Tweak Bunny! She has a carrot and a hammer so she can eat a "buncha crunchy carrots" and still fix the Gups (the ships that the Octonauts use).

Brooke  & Inky as Tweak and Shellington

In my neighborhood, we have a Halloween parade for kids. Brooke and I are so excited to participate and also trick or treat for lots of candy!

Do you celebrate Halloween? Are you wearing a costume this year?

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Camping at Mt. Rainier

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

The same day that my family hiked the Grove of the Patriarchs Trail at Mount Rainier National Park, we camped at the Ohanapecosh Campground with my friend Brooke and her family!  The Ohanapecosh River also runs through the campground, so Brooke and I decided to play on the rocky shores.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

It was out first camping trip together! Brooke lives in New York City too, so we see each other fairly often. Still, it was really fun to see her in a new environment.  We wore our matching Camelbak backpacks and carried binoculars so we could look for wildlife.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

Brooke and I had a great time climbing around and exploring until our parents called us back to our campsite.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

I was pretty excited to pitch our tent because it was a brand new tent! It was also Brooke's first time camping, so she was excited to learn how to put the tent together.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

My family brought our camp stove and camp cookware! The speckled blue chocolate pot has been in my family for a long time.  I loved helping to warm up the pot of cocoa from our campsite overlooking the river!  Brooke seemed to be having fun too.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

I was happy to bring Brooke a present to celebrate her first night sleeping in a tent - her own headlamp! It's the same one I have. I love mine and I hope Brooke loves hers too.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

That night, we slept really well! We were tired out from climbing and playing outside.  Brooke and I have a great time together when we hang out.  It even turned out that we had identical pajamas! The next day we had more adventures, but that night, we dreamed good dreams.

Have you ever gone camping? Where did you stay? Did you sleep in a tent, an RV, or under the stars?
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