Happy almost-weekend! This has been a very busy week that flew by in a flash, as evidenced by my lack of blogging for most of the week. I've been thrown off by daylight savings, causing a veritable 9pm bedtime each evening (its been glorious) and looking forward to a weekend to normalize our sleeping habits.
For the last two weekends, we've celebrated halloween! Do you ever feel like there are just way too many holiday events and gatherings nowadays? When I looked at the calendar for the past two weekends, I had to strategize how to spend our time since there were just too many events to get to! Stressful much? And to be honest, by the time the actual holiday arrived, I was kinda over it.
Last weekend, we attended An Afternoon of Fright, a kids street fair here in Jersey City. The next day, we attended a harvest fest and trunk or treat at my in-laws church. Penelope chose two Halloween costumes this year and since she had so many opportunities to costume it up I readily obliged.
Very randomly, she chose to be a crab and Elsa from Frozen. I gave her the crab costume first since I was concerned that once she saw the Elsa, the crab would be out the window. In a funny twist of events, Penelope ended up wanting nothing to do with her Elsa costume. She only wanted to be a 'caab!' and got very upset over the Elsa dress. So a caab she wanted and a crab she was.
Shaun and I chose our costumes to theme around hers. Shaun was a ship captain and I went as a sea turtle. This was as much dressing up as I was willing to do, but I think it came together nicely.
On the Friday before Halloween, Penelope had her school party and got to wear her costume. On actual Halloween, our building had a kids party. I helped set up our basketball court for the event. And we brought empanadas! They were gone in a flash.
In a classic holiday twist, Penelope refused to nap that day, so we waited for grandma to arrive and then went trick or treating. We were back home and tucked in before the Mets game that evening.
Speaking of the Mets, what a heartbreaker. I really got into the World Series, and I felt really badly for Shaun and my brother-in-law over the way the Mets went down.
And lastly, we had dinner at hundred acres, to celebrate christine's birthday! it was such a great spot...good food and a great atmosphere on one of the most beautiful blocks in the city.
And now for some links I loved this week!
the KonMari method for kids
great read on how families today are just stressed, tired & rushed
paris' love affair with...brooklyn?
a simple instagram function...i had no idea!
ever wondered about the difference between bourbon, scotch & whiskey?
also this baked potato soup
and finally, 7 habits to improve your mood
i hope you have a wonderful weekend! now it's your turn...how was your week?