West coast Halloween

There are lots of not so great things about Halloween, I know, however I do think that it is the best way to get out and get to know the people that you live by, especially when you are new on the street. What better excuse to just knock on someone’s door and say Hi!? Ok, so we probably should have just done that anyway, maybe with a plate of cookies, but it is super awkward and Halloween makes it so easy.

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Soaking up the city

Labor Day means that summer is pretty much over, but with the weather still solidly in the 30s (or 90s!) it really doesn’t feel like it. It turns out that Labor Day is the perfect day to explore the city because it was so quiet… well, for NYC.

The kids woke up pretty early (they didn’t get the holiday memo) and so we headed out straight after breakfast and jumped on the cooler part of the day.

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