life lately

Halloween to New York and back again. Here’s life lately:

I discovered a pumpkin carving hack online – cookie cutters! My creation was titled “Stars Hollow”. David scored lots of candy and I am proud to say I didn’t eat one piece until after the marathon, which is pretty much my biggest achievement in life.

Filled up on Julian’s – carb loading before New York. I made their signature cream cheese and chive spread myself.img_6717img_6730David and Mike’s new favourite hang out. The blur flying out of the yellow slide is my son.img_6723First time watching Michael Jackson’s Thrillerimg_6728Final race of the year for David: Second place at the Beazly. There was a parent run which we made Mike do. He wants to be sure you know he finished in a three-way tie for first
img_6746img_6743Meetings at Dalhouse University always end with a salad from Pete’s
img_6754I am kind of in to having a niece close by. Jill and Alex need to take full advantage of my willingness to babysitimg_6855Off to New York! I spent the 6-hour layover in Toronto hydrating and taking selfiesimg_6864img_6866We rode the subway a lot. David’s highlight from the trip was watching a guy breakdance in a car. A low was probably when we arrived at the Times Square station only an hour after someone was pushed to their death (dun dun…)img_6869img_6870Coffee stop in Brooklyn. I take pictures of coffee shops for my friend, Nancyimg_6871And here’s where we stayed in Brooklynimg_6876Who’s running the NEW YORK CITY MARATHON tomorrow? It’s me! (read about it here)img_6880So this was a big deal for Davidimg_6881Clearly, he’s an urban kid img_6884My sister and neice came down for the afternoon and we toured the Intrepid. The kids loved it.img_6891img_6892My mom and I found the Highline and took a strollimg_6894img_6928img_6929img_6936David, Mike and my Dad went to an Oilers vs. New York Islanders game and they had a great time. The Barkley Center was really close to our place and the game went in to overtimeimg_6942Ground Zero. The last time I was in New York, it was just a construction siteimg_6946img_6949We found a Ben and Jerrys in the Rockefeller! I tried Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Dough and it was so goodimg_6954At the top of the Rockefeller – amazing views!img_6963img_6966img_6967img_6973The eve of the election and I was feeling pretty optimisic… img_6976A stoll through Central Park – spotted the filming of Oceans Eight. We were told Rhianna, Cate and Sandra were right thereimg_6978img_6979img_6981img_6982img_6983img_6986img_6987Times Square with all of the big screens was very overwhelming for a kidimg_6992Yup, we were still feeling pretty excited about the election on the eve ofimg_6993Last supper in Brooklynimg_6995Oh and this was being filmed on our street where we were stayingimg_6996Peace out NYCimg_6998Back to reality. School drop off. This is hopefulimg_7005Remembrance Day service in Point Pleasant Park img_7013Run and coffee date with the bestie and holiday cups make me happy!img_7019Someone is pretty excited about finishing all of his swimming levelsimg_7067 Edith came over for the evening while her parents went out, it was a school night so she had to help with French homeworkimg_7073The Movember Run happened – it was a mini reunion for the Fundy Dippers (7 out of 10 girls were able to make it!) Henry and I ran in the dog division but took a short cut back to the finish to see the runners come in (sometimes it’s fun to be a cheerleader instead) Sorry for the blur, but Robyn and Erica flew by too fast!  img_7084 Speaking of Henry – happy eleventh birthday! I am happy-sad about this. He’s the best.img_7092 And that’s a wrap. All the races are over for the year… We ended on a high note with the Youth Running Series pizza/pool party. David took home 2nd place overall for the musquito boys. We’re pretty impressed, especially considering he missed the first three races. Next year he moves up to PeeWee and I can’t say enough how great this program is for kids. ($25 for 11 event) img_7095In conclusion, sometimes its okay to make fun of yourself thanks-telling-me-about-your-weekend-social-media-funny-ecard-gp8

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