Weekends are not usually a big deal for our family considering our daughter isn't school age yet and my husband does not work a 9-5 M-F job! We also try to avoid major public events and places since we are in NYC and the crowds can be a bit much (I'm talking anything from shopping to sight-seeing, the line at Staples last weekend was 20 people deep.) Most of the time we spend our weekends working or visiting friends/family. However, Halloween just so happened to fall on the weekend so it was an eventful few days!
On Friday night we attended our annual Bay Ridge CrossFIt Halloween party at Yellow Hook Grill in Bay Ridge. This is always a fun night out for us (even though I've been pregnant for 2 out of 3 of them ha!) because the members of the gym always show up in great costumes and it's so fun to catch up with everyone outside of the gym! My husband and I have done a couples costume every year which always gets a good laugh. Since I am 8 months pregnant we did a play on that with the milkman and a housewife.
Now let's get to the really fun part of the weekend - we got to go trick-or-treating with Charlotte for the first time!! We dressed her up as a little witch, and to our surprise, she actually liked running around in the costume and even kept her hat on the WHOLE time! We got a bit nervous before taking her out because she has having a terrible meltdown after being off of her normal sleep schedule for 2 days! Once we got her to calm down, we put her costume on and went outside to walk around the neighborhood! I didn't think she would actually "get" the concept of trick-or-treating since she is so young but I was totally wrong! The first house we went to she walked right up to the gate and after the woman put the candy in her little bag, she was so excited! She kept checking her bag and examining all of the candy the entire time we were out. She even played with it that night and the next day until I threw it all out because she was begging me to open it all (sorry kid, maybe next year I will actually let you eat some!) It was such a fun day to experience with her and I'm even more excited for her sister to join us next year!
We finished off the weekend by watching the NYC Marathon on Sunday morning! The runners come off of the bridge from Staten Island into Brooklyn 1 block away from our apartment so every year that we have lived here, we have watched at the end of the street. The local high school marching band plays for each heat of the runners and they are all in what seems to be good spirits considering it is the very beginning of the race! We will be living on the other side of the bridge next year so it won't be as convenient to watch so we lingered for a long while and clapped and waved at all the runners! The weather was perfect and Charlotte was really entertained by all of the commotion so we ended up having a really good time!