Time seems to have flown by. We are already a week away from Thanksgiving and soon Christmas will be here before I know it. I love Fall because we are always so busy with fun holidays and you can still be outside with a light coat and sometimes no jacket at all. The leaves turn colors and the park becomes a piece of art everywhere you look. As you can see from the photo above the kids found this very cool hollowed out log. Not only did they have a blast playing with it they each found a spot and yelled take our picture. You would think I set this great photo up but honestly all I did was push the button.
A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Halloween. We had a blast and I was utterly exhausted by the time the actual day of Halloween came along. Kerry and Faan hosted their annual Halloween party at their beautiful house in the Poconos. We decided to dress as an army troop. The kids had a blast digging through their closet for clothes and weapons for this costume. Kerry and Faan always throw a great party and my city kids just love running through their huge back yard. This year Coolidge was lucky enough to get invited to go back stage at the Phantom of the Opera. His friend's mother used to be part of the production and still goes back every year for the Halloween party. Coolidge and his friends got see the actors put on make up, they had a haunted house set up and they were able to trick and treat. Coolidge had a blast and thought it was the coolest thing. I have to say I was a little jealous I didn't get to go with him. This is one of those things that make me so happy we live in NYC. This year the kids got invited to more parties than ever. Because of this they each dressed up in about 3 different costumes. Coolidge was a Soldier, Spy, and a Safari guy. Brody was a Soldier, The Joker, and Spiderman. I didn't mind because all of the stuff was from our closet and they just loved every minute of it. Brody would dress up every day if he could.
My favorite holiday is next. I just love Thanksgiving because it is a time when our whole family gets together drinks and eats yummy food without the pressure of giving the perfect gift. This time of year always reminds me of how blessed I am. This year we will be celebrating in Queens with my in-laws. I am very lucky to have married into such a wonderful family.
Quest for Delish
This time of year also makes me want a house and a yard. I love to host parties but my little apartment doesn't allow for too many people at one time. And as you know once you start inviting you can't stop. I love the convenience of living in the city but there are times like this when I would happily give it all up. It starts to get cold and walking every where becomes annoying. The weather soon keeps us in because the bitter cold is not so fun for very long. That is when I wish I had a basement of family room where the kids could act like monkeys while I am in another room. I guess no matter where you live there are pros and cons. Most of the time I feel like this city is for young rich people or rich families who have a country house they go to one weekends. hmmmm.