Around 11AM on Tuesday, B found out he had to head to NY later that afternoon to go help with an applesauce emergency--don't laugh, it's true. It's not beer, but it pays the bills. So B left town until Friday night. Tuesday evening I opened our freezer and water poured out--the freezer was no longer working and all the ice was melting. After saying some choice words in my head, I called my friend Kim who said she'd squeeze as much as possible into her freezer. So I was able to save all the meat. The refrigerator half was still working at that point so I crossed my fingers and decided to wait until Wednesday morning to go refrigerator shopping. Let me just say that refrigerator shopping with a 2 1/2 year old and a 5 month old who should be napping is a good time. But we got our fridge and managed to save most of our refrigerated food. (That half died sometime Wednesday night--the new one arrived Thursday morning.)
Besides our refrigerator drama, it's been a fun week. We had a picnic with our meetup group on Monday. We had dinner at Kim's house on Tuesday night. We had a playdate with one of our friends from the neighborhood on Wednesday. On Friday morning, we met some friends at a really cool park. On Friday night, we had Trunk or Treat with our meetup group. We all met at our neighborhood school, lined the cars up with trunks facing out and the kids got to go trick or treating from trunk to trunk. J refused to put on his costume, but loved all the fun treats. Everyone went all out and he got lots of goodies including fruit snacks, animal crackers, playdough, pencils, stickers, tattoos, bubbles, and his personal favorite, a kazoo. Afterwards, we went to the park next door and had a potluck dinner. B arrived home about halfway through the trick or treating. He and I enjoyed getting some time to socialize with our neighbors.
Anyway, here are a bunch of pictures from the last week including the Fall Festival we went to last Saturday. It was sponsored by our development and was great fun (and FREE) with a petting zoo (J's favorite part), pony rides, bounce houses, and booths with games and trick or treating. I ran into a lot of the moms I know from our neighborhood--so that made it extra fun for me.
The Petting Zoo at the Fall Festival
N and J hanging out after N's bath
A Cool Park
J with the giant pumpkins outside our grocery store
Trunk or Treat
Have a great weekend, everyone! I'll try not to be such a blog slacker next week. I don't know if you noticed a difference or not, but I finally got a new camera--so I have a flash again. Very exciting!