When people ask if I wear highlights in my hair, I always tell them, "Don't be silly":




I was lucky enough to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of a local candy factory.
Here's where I almost fell into a giant swirling vat of orange candy goo:




Dad found a portrait studio that featured a giant outdoor slide:




Later that week we went to a science museum that let me dig up a dinosaur:




The science museum also had a fancy water play station that held me captive:




I recently ran afoul of the law and had to spend a short spell in the clink:




For some strange reason, the playground suddenly becomes sinister once night falls:




Commuting is such a complicated matter in the Washington metro area,
that even kids are having to face this issue on the playground:




I met someone the other day who looked quite a bit like me:




Sometimes I can also be rather literal - such as when Dad
advised me to take time out to stop and smell the flowers:




Who doesn't love to nod off to a good book?




Look closely and you will find me amidst all the crazy converging lines:




It's a bird!  It's a plane!  No, wait - I think it's a book:




Autumn is a bittersweet time of the year:




We decided to honor autumn by visiting Dinosaur Land
for the first time ever with a group of friends:





I got to meet a few dinosaurs, in fact:




It was hard to say goodbye to my new friends:




This reflective surface produces a curious sort of Halloween effect:




Things really got spooky later when I touched a flag - and all the colors went kookoo:




Speaking of Halloween, we held our annual pumpkin
carving competition over at Simon & Otto's house:




I think Dad paid off the judges, since somehow there was an "architecture" category:




For some unfathomable reason, I was taken to a jail-turned-miniature-golf-course:




I did my best to survive during my return visit to the hoosegow.
Every day, for example, I gathered my own water from a stream:




For fun, I would single-handedly halt the windmill:




Fortunately, I was able to escape by train:





Dad then caught me with my hand up the soda machine:




But then my grandmother, Maya, came to stay at our house,
so luckily I didn't have the time to get into any more mischief:




Colder weather has finally come to our area, thus the need to cover one's head:




Selecting a book for story time can be one of the hardest decisions:




On the actual day of Halloween we drove up the pike to the nearby countryside,
where we were able to pick out some pumpkins ...




... carve them into jack-o-lanterns later that day:




... and squeeze in a little trick or treating before bedtime: