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Pick Your Pumpkin!

It’s FALL!


We have patiently waited a long time for cooler temperatures, new colors on trees, apple cider, sweaters & football…. at this point I think FALL is finally here!  (although football started several weeks ago)!

…and I am a New Yorker… I have no car, and I am OK with that.  However – something very unusual happens to a lot of New Yorkers every single Fall.  Suddenly everyone NEEDS to get to a farm.  Must go to farm.  Hmmmm…. if only the NYC metro system had a farm stop.

Let’s be real… we are not even close to a farm.  Not. Even. Close.  However I am on a couple social media “mom pages” where everyone is looking for recommendations for farms — complete with pumpkins patches and apple trees; apple picking is a must!

Then photos start popping up (on social media) of NYC families (with kids in tow) on farms…NYC kids on farms. What?  How?  Where?  This perpetuates the problem of desperate parents feeling inadequate because they can’t (or didn’t) get to the pumpkin patch (errr farm).

In the words of comedian Lewis Black, “Halloween is a harvest holiday.  And here in New York (city) –  we don’t harvest s_ _t.”

My advice: walk down the street (no more than two blocks); you will find pumpkins and apples.  Buy them, bring them home and don’t worry about the farm.


Remember — living in NYC is hard enough.  We don’t need to complicate things.



Mr. Bones in West Hollywood

Henry and I joined our friends at Mr. Bones in West Hollywood!

Last year (at age two) our October visit was a little frightening.  There’s a lot of stimulation here — and sometimes it can be too much for our kiddo; But he really warmed up to the fun on this super sunny day in L.A.!

inside    silly jump

The GIANT jack-o-lantern bounce house that has a zipper enclosure for entry and exit was too scary last year…. this year Henry bounced to his heart’s content!

slideIf you look closely — Henry and Madi are seated up at the top of the slide!  I lost count how many times Henry went on this!

boat 2              boat 1

                  The pirate’s boat was smooth sailing!  A-hoy matey!



Psychiatric Help – The Doctor is IN

This picture reminds me (and my husband) of a Peanuts cartoon (Lucy)…can you believe she only charged her clients five cents?

On to the petting zoo!  We were told not to let the goats eat our paper cups….they will definitely try their best to devour the food and cup, be careful!

“They’re so cute!”  goats 2        goats

ponyRiding “Elvis” the pony!  The pony rides at Mr. Bones are very popular…this line was pretty long but Henry waited patiently!


    IMG_2724       2kids

Henry and Madison in 2011, and 2013!  Super cute friends at the pumpkin patch!