Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Couple of Characters...

To the amazement of no one, Carmen decided on two Halloween costumes this year (same dress, different identities) and luckily Lucia had hers locked and loaded since November 1st of last year. Any one care to guess who they are?!? If you said a princess and Pocahontas you'd be WRONG! No, Carmen is clearly Mabel from Pirates of Penzance (or Ida from the eternally creepy Outside Over There book) and Luce is obviously princess Tiger Lilly from Peter Pan. Duh.
Before the nocturnal solicitation of treats could begin, mother nature had a very blustery trick to deliver in the form of Hurricane Sandy. She was rude enough to blow into town and close school for two whole days forcing mamas to resort to lots of indoor activities and creative kitchen arts. After 48 hours stuck inside, we were more than ready to head out and get some candy. Even with the hurricane, we had a great Halloween and the good news is, Carmen already has a lock on next year's costume.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Lordy Lordy Guess Who's...

In a rare, once in a lifetime event... I am dedicating this blog post to ME. Why? Because I'm 40 years old, and I CAN. Although, to be fair, I should really dedicate this post to my wonder woman super spouse Meredith because she put together a whopper of a birthday celebration for me. It involved gathering a gaggle of my bestest girls and heading to NYC for two days of Broadway and booze. It was  48 hours of laughing, crying (Once was very moving!), drinking, dancing, eating, did I mention drinking? I could not think of a better way to kick-start my mid-life crisis. Also HUGE thanks to Nonne, who came to babysit the kiddos for the weekend and apparently figured out how to use the Mac. Sure, some other fun things happened this month, but nothing will top NYC... I think anyway, some of the details are kinda fuzzy.