Friday, November 5, 2010

Hellooooo wine country weekend!

It's Friday and I'm abuzz with excitement for these things:

1. Halloween Babies!
Here are some of the babes in my life in their costumes.  Some have slacked on sending me photos, so there will likely be more to come, but here's a start.  Even if you don't like babies, there might be something wrong with you if you don't think they're cute in costume. ;)

which came first?

doesn't my bestie's baby look natural in her western gear?

He lived by the sea . . . 

my oldest friend's 2 year old daughter, Matilda, cooking up a feast as a chef!

ruff ruff!

and just for good measure . . .

he's not technically a "baby," but he is a puppy and he's my nephew!

2. My weekend digs!
Hello, California wine country!  My daddy's in town for an annual culinary conference at the CIA in St. Helena (have you seen it?  the school itself is gorgeous), so my roomie Anna and I are driving up first thing tomorrow morning to tour some wineries, eat some of Dad's gourmet food, and stay here.  Sweeeeeeet 5600 square foot luxury Napa villa!  First stop?

Hope y'all have weekends that are just as splendid--and here's to the Saints beating the Panthers on Sunday!


Jude said...

I'm dying over the puppy dog costume and the unicorn dog! So funny and sweet! Thanks for this on a Friday of a loong week :)

And awesome about your Dad's arrived! I loved the CIA in NY, of course, and dreaming of visiting the one in St. Helena one day. Have an absolutely wonderful time! (I know you will :)).

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

What adorable images. Puppy love ...and the chicken and egg combo, hilarious.

PS having a giveaway, come on by.

J. said...

I'm extremely jealous of your wine country weekend. I've only been to one vineyard in my life- and while I'm proud of the local winery, it's in my old city, Wichita Falls. NOT EXACTLY wine country!

Krystal said...

Aww the babies are hilarious..and so is the dog, I love dressed up dogs! (much to the chagrin of my own dog)

Rach said...

Such cute pictures!

Faiza said...

Thos costumes are terrific! I love Aria and her cowgirl attitude the bestest!

Have an amazing time with your Daddy in such a beautiful setting!

French fry kisses to you!

shelly said...

ok...the chicken and the FUNNY!!! and know he makes my heart ache i want one so bad. he is ADORABLE.

CIA is my absolute dream school. if i could do anything in the world, it would be to go there.

and are a girl after my own heart! have a fabulous weekend claire :) xoxo

ps- i am a little jelly of your fun weekend

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Those are so cute and clever costumes- The puppy is super cute-

Have an awesome weekend in Napa with your dad!

Can't wait to see some photos!

Kayla said...

I love babies at Halloween. That little puppy dog is the cutest.

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Mrs.B said...

Great pics, but totally jealous of food "cooked up" by dad!

starnes family said...

Amen! Go Saints!!!!!!

Love that we have so much in common. Weird. Another tid bit......maybe I have told you this.....but my husband and I got married in Half Moon Bay and honeymooned in Napa. We've always been drawn to California!

Puff the Magic Dragon is too cute. All the kids/costumes are.

Happy weekend!

The Girlie Blog said...

Awwww the babies are so cute!

Hiking in Stilettos said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE Halloween babies. Til was too cute as a chef! Also, Leon as a unicorn is precious.

I can never get over how we are so connected and have never me. You and Lesley are BFF, your sister married Andy, who I used to go to church with way back in the day. Maybe one of these days we can get together in real life for coffee. :)

Have a great weekend!

Kara said...

OMG, LEON. What a great picture!!

Your kiddos look super precious. And naturally, I'm incredibly jealous of your luxurious lifestyle that always involves gourmet food and wine!! Ugh!

drollgirl said...

these costumes are so cute! especially the DOG!

and BOY you have a nice weekend ahead of you. enjoy!!!!

heather yalin said...

I love the chicken and the egg!!! They are all so cute :) Did I ever tell you my dingbat story? When we were in Santiago looking for baby stuff (before we decided to move back to Cali pre-baby), I started to get *really* excited, looking for costumes. Till Serkan said, um, Heather, he's not even gonna be here yet.

Yep... I have my moments :)

Happy wine hunting tasting time with your papa!

Meghan said...

Oh my gosh! The chicken and egg idea is just too cute for words! What sweet little ones:)

And did I mention how excited and jealous I am of your Napa trip? Oh, how I miss it! I hope you have an incredible time!

Annie! said...

SUUUUUCH cute costumes. adorable. the chicken and the egg crack me up, but I have a soft spot for the Puff the Magic Dragon costume. Miz Claire, let me know when you're ready to tackle the food issue that is CIA in St. Helena. Been once for lunch, LOVED it and would go again in a heartbeat. SOOOOO yummy

Erin said...

The words "wine country weekend" set my heart a-flutter! Have a wonderful time!

kid. said...

i just squee'd out loud at the babies. the little chef is so adorable!!
a weekend in wine country sounds divine, enjoy!

Micaela said...

oh my goodness, i want a baby! :) i looove the egg/chicken combo. CUTENESS!! and as much as i want a baby, you know my heart belongs to my dog children now so i LOVE the one of your unicorned nephew! ha

oh i love it!!! and i'm so jealous you're enjoying wine country... i got your BEAUTIFUL pic while i was "slaving" away at work and was just a teensy TON jealous ;) you look gorgeous! (loved your hair esp!)

enjoy sweet girl xoxo

Phoenix Peacock said...

I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend darlin. Sorry we weren't able to meet up - I was much busier than I planned!

bklyn76 said...

i need to get more creative with indu's costume next year...these are great! um, and the unicorn: priceless!

i am still jealous your dad is chef for red robin! ;)