Sunday, October 28, 2012

Haunted Bachelorette

Gina is getting married soon and what better way to celebrate than to become a Dia de los Muertos wedding party for her bachelorette?

We ate yummy dinner, played a game involving Jimbo, got gussied up and went out dancing! What fun! There were some amazing costumes out last night and we fit right in!

Elizabeth said we were scary and clogging our pores... True.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. People give freely to strangers and are kind to each other on the sidewalks plus it's a chance to play make-believe for a day (and eat a little candy too.)
What are you dressing up as this year?!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Photo Dump

I'm going to dump all the photos from the last couple of weeks! Woo!
I got to spend the whole day with two of my best girls a couple weeks ago! Can you believe how big they are!?

 I spent most of Saturday at the Head of the Charles Regatta with Ian, Erin and Nolan (Bryan was busy with a conference that he'd been planning for months! He said it went well!)

Lily and I have been spending all our free time outside lately. I LOVE autumn 'and all things autumnal' as Ben would say! But seriously I could be outside all the time right now if I could! The crisp air and the colors and the warm coffee and the strolls by the river and the apples...

We visited the New England Aquarium this week. The libraries here have a pass system where you can check out passes to different museums for free whenever you want pretty much so we get those when we can and get to explore all kinds of museums for free! It's pretty great!
The shark and ray touch tank!

And of course, we are getting ready for Halloween! Lily was talking to my sister, Aimee (hey, Aimee!), last week and Aimee asked Lily what she was going to be for Halloween. Lily said, "Ummm.... Michael Jackson!!" and this was the point at which I told Aimee that Lily was in fact going to be dressing up as a lady bug. The girl loves Michael Jackson. She can moon walk and everything!

She 'helped' carve a pumpkin yesterday. She was terribly disgusted by its guts but really liked the toasted pumpkin seeds that we made. She also really loved that he glowed when we put a candle inside him.

 This is my favorite playground because it has adult stuff to play on too and is right by the Charles and the Hatch Shell so it's has nice views! We went today and played for two hours.

Lily at the Hatch Shell

And this picture makes me laugh every time I've looked at it today. I happened upon Lily and her dad at the bakery near their house this morning, and I just had to laugh at her outfit! She's very hobo-chic, don't you think? She's got on polka-dot jammies tucked into white socks with pink crocks, a knit hat and a fancy leopard-print fur.
I like it. I like it a lot.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Gina & Jimbo

We threw a brunch this morning for our sweet friends Gina & Jimbo who are getting married in less than a month in Kansas City. A lot of their Boston friends aren't going to be able to make their wedding so we wanted to show them how loved and supported they are before heading South.

most people didn't know anything about this Sunday-School classic... but they LOVED it!

There's Gina, in red! and Wheeler delivering a very eloquent and amusing toast

And there's Jim, in the middle with the mountain-man beard

We had fun! Everything turned out great (despite my mini melt-down due to a competing child's birthday party at the same park). We did a couple of games and I think it was a success! Gina and Jim have only been in Boston for a year so the fact that they have so many good friends in this city really shows how great they are! 
We definitely wish them all the best on their big day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Autumn is Near

Lily and I spent a few days last week talking about what happens when autumn comes. We saw many trees with a few yellowing leaves and I even got to take her to the arboretum one day to reinforce what we had been talking about.

She learned all about pinecones too!

I love this time of year!