Oh hello there sorely neglected blog. I’m sorry I haven’t come here in awhile … school schedules whipping up a frenzy, some new cold weather colds coming on in the house already and general switching-out-summer-things-for-winter sweaters kind of activities going on. Truth be told I haven’t had much time to stop and enjoy the colors this fall, except for this weekend (and that was a darn good hike). It’s been a go, go, go kind of month – I hope to take more of November in while it’s here – and before the snow comes. Enjoy the weekend.
We finally made our way downtown to Gansevoort Street to see the Whitney Museum’s New Building. While there was a 35 minute wait to get in, it was worth it once we got to see the sunset over the Hudson and pinkish hues on the surrounding buildings at dusk. And of course the Archibald Motley paintings clearly inspired Zoe enough to get her drawing while there.
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Seriously this girl can’t lose –
-Hello Kitty socks? check
-Frida Khalo headband? check
-stripy top to tie it all together? check
My daughter has become my stylist, and my style inspiration. She literally grimaces and calls me out when I don’t dress up to her standards. She will ask to get into my closet and pick my outfit out for me for the day – and encourages that I wear ‘clip clop shoes’ (heels) more often. ‘More color mamma’ or ‘get something with flowers’ is what she most often will advise me – and then jewelry. She rolls her eyes at my choices for small, modest jewelry and will insist I wear the big, bright (pink) pieces that she’s made for me at school. You are a lovely force to recon with little girl, and you really have inspired me to use more flair when I dress! I love my little fashionista.
(the only small jewelry she will tolerate is this tiny jingle-bell on a string that she made here:)
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We are trying to take in all the foliage viewing that we can, before it’s gone. What are YOU up to this weekend?
I’m not sure I can do a nine hour marathon of Halloween again, but it sure was fun albeit exhausting. We started at the parade at noon, and then had a party in our alley until dark when everyone went out to collect candy at least until 9pm.
Thank you gregkessler.com for all the great photos!
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Look how tiny she looks in this big chair…
My poor little birdie fractured a wing, and hopefully will have the cast off by Wednesday. Just in time for Halloween and her sassy new outfit that she put together herself.
What a year it has been! – Halloween also marks a full year since we’ve moved to our new house. It’s been so great to have the alley and all its neighbors for when the kids want to bound out of the house and ride their bikes, play with other children, bounce on pogo sticks. Something that we couldn’t do back when we lived in the apartment. The constant arranging of playdates is somewhat over and they are a little freer, more independent. I’m hoping it’s for the better.
YIKES CORRECTION! zoe is not getting her arm taken off… she is getting her CAST OFF!