Are you ready for this? It’s pretty epic. Two more like this coming your way. Then we’re all caught up and I will hoooopefully get my act together and update this thing on a regular basis:)
My friends Tara and her hubby Joe had the good fortune of car sitting for a month or so in the Fall. So Tara, Cocoa, and I drove up to our friend Henry’s house – about an hour and a half outside the city – to hit up some apple orchards:)
This is what we did with our apples:
Tara, Joe, Henry, and I are also avid Downton Abbey fans. I mean if you didn’t already know I’m a huge Downton fan and you’re one of my 8ish regular readers, then I’d like to know what rock you live under. So avid in fact, that we literally could not wait until January for the new episodes. Literally. We would have exploded into tea cups and fancy hats;) So we watched online each week after it’s UK airing. Naturally, the occasion called for a fancy hat!
My mom came to visit in mid-October and among other things we hit up the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. Neither of us had ever been before, and it was the last day of their Monet exhibit. They designed (I don’t know the proper word) garden clusters to resemble his paintings. And they had a couple original works of his on display, too.
Aside from Monet my favorite exhibit was definitely the children’s garden. Since it was Fall they naturally made everything out of pumpkins!
We also took a mini road trip to Pennsylvania to visit some family. This is outside the Central Market. It’s one of my favorite places for food shopping and general merriment.
Halloweeeeen! You guys, my halloween costumes (yeah, multiples) were epic. But that hurricane Sandy had something to say about Halloween this year.
Halloween outing #1 took place the Sunday before. The St. James had a little shindig and we all ate a lovely catered brunch in the mezzanine lobby in costume.
During Hurricane Sandy I had some free time so I carved a pumpkin. A Mckayla Maroney pumpkin. You’re welcome.
Please note: It is possible to get sick of oreos. At the grocery store I really thought cereal, oreos, and peanut butter would last me for at least a week. After 2.5 days I was done. No worries! I’ve since recovered my oreo appetite.
Halloween was the day after Sandy and Cocoa decided to get festive with her pumpkin costume.
The trains still weren’t running so Tara and I tried to go to our favorite bar but there was a line out the door. Not to be a snob, but we don’t do lines. Especially at a place you can usually walk into and get a table. So we roamed around but everywhere was packed. Cabin fever. We ended up opting for wine on my couch in costume. No regrets.
Birthday shenanigans pt. 1:
Birthday shenanigans pt. 2:
Birthday shenanigans pt. 3 (because I’m the Birthday girl and I can!):
And breathe. Phew!
Winter 2012 edition coming soon to a blog near you;)
Happy Friday! It’s weekend time:)