Would you believe that I didn’t take a single picture of our Halloween Feast or trick-or-treat table???
I was too distracted by this little monkey:
And by this:
MY FRIENDS ILEANA AND PAT GOT ENGAGED THIS WEEKEND! He proposed to her in the place they first met at Providence College, and after she said yes she turned around and both of their families were waiting there! They had some champagne and then headed to Papa Razzi in Cranston, one of her favorite places to eat. Ileana didn’t call and tell me because she wanted to surprise us Rhode Islanders after dinner, but our friend Gina in Chicago called so I knew and went over to Papa Razzi to congratulate them!
After I calmed down from the excitement of the engagement, I finished getting ready for Halloween. Here is my lovely watermelon slice and I with my cousins Mr. & Mrs. Dracula:
Can anyone guess who I was? Hint: I am a TV show character.
Mr. & Mrs. Dracula got a little hungry for some human food:
And frightened us with their fangs:
I decided to join in the watermelon fun and have a little watermelon baby:
PB did not find it funny and turned ghost white. Ha!
We got the baby to smile but forgot to turn on the flash:
And took some fun pictures of Cleopatra and King Tut:
The bride and groom and her parents came over for some fun:
And also for a serious photo shoot:
I did the naughty thing on Halloween and chose cake over dinner. This was a lemon mousse cake from Pastiche in Providence, and it was worth every bite. I guess I needed to fuel up for my 9.3 mile run Sunday, because I had two pieces. No shame there.
We also had some strawberries and a Pastiche fruit tart for our guests.
Halloween is really fun at my dad’s house. He has all the big size candy bars and also gives the kids lots of glow lightup fun toys like necklaces, pins, rings, and bracelets. For the special kids (family friends, neighbors, etc), we pick something different each year. This year it was the princess wand for the girls that I proudly displayed in this post, and a matching pumpkin wand for the boys. I love spending time with my family and I LOVED surprising my dad. He had no clue, and it makes me happy to know that even though PB and I live in Philadelphia, Rhode Island is just a car ride away.
I am not sure about all of you, but the next 12 weeks are going to be crazy for me. Here is what my schedule looks like:
This weekend: Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco
Next Wed-Sun: Miami with PB for a work trip. (Book suggestions please! I need new reading material!)
November 20th weekend: PHILLY HALF MARATHON
November 26: Thanksgiving & a wedding
December 4: Hopefully skiing in NY
December 11-13: 30th birthday party for a friend
December 25: Christmas! (Eve in RI, day in Philly)
December 31: New Year’s! (Rhode Island)
January 8-10: Disney Half Marathon @ Disneyworld (We are running for the Rally Foundation)
January 15-17: Baby shower in Rhode Island
January 29-31: Skiing in New Hampshire
mid February- Skiing in Colorado
Since PB and I live such busy lives we really need to make an effort to live a healthy life. For us that means lots of vegetables and fruit, eating home cooked meals, and making exercise a priority. When we travel it still means lots of vegetables and fruit and making exercise a priority. You?