Wednesday, November 2, 2016

All Treats, No Tricks


Amid the stress and negativity surrounding us in these last few days of the election cycle, we've managed to pull ourselves away from the news long enough to enjoy lots of good family time together.

Some highlights -
Dinner with our good friend Nate visiting from California

Family game night

A walk along the Hudson River at sunset

a display of over 7,000 carved pumpkins at the historic
Van Cortlandt Manor in Sleepy Hollow country

An entire train made completely of carved pumpkins

It takes 20 volunteers 3 hours to light all the candles each night

Entire ceiling of tunnel is carved pumpkins

Too pretty to be scary

We headed up to the suburbs to join Maeve's family for trick-or-treating again this year
Our little Amish girl

Yes, Holden is a pigeon.  Because, New York.

And to top off an already awesome week, Holden and I got free tickets to see the opera Aida at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center with a homeschool group.  The scenery and costumes were stunning.  Real horses even came on stage at one point.  I've made an opera lover out of Holden.

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