So, between preparing for Halloween, an Election and a Hurricane it’s been a busy couple of weeks. Apologies that I’ve shared so little… Here’s a glimpse of what’s been keeping us busy (and spinning and whirling and rushing and swirling)…
Still clearing up after the Hurricane. We were so (so) lucky, compared to so (so) many.
In the wake of “Sandy,” Halloween got a bit forgotten. In fact, our township tried to cancel trick-or-treating (due to downed trees and whatnot). Apparently this wasn’t an idea they cleared with the children in our neighborhood, who had been out of school for four straight days and missed all the usual Halloween festivities along the way. Once the sun went down, they were off and thrilled be outside for the first time in days. It was beautiful night – warm and calm – with no sign of the wild and endless wind that caused so much damage a day earlier. In the end, we let our girls join in and they came home with an impressive collection of treats. Once again, they enjoyed taking part in our family tradition of separating favorite versus our not-so-favorite sweets; leaving the latter for the “Candy Fairy” who accepted their offerings and left them each a surprise the next morning.
And of course, the election – something our family/neighborhood and THIS side of the Atlantic has been very involved in. We’ve been busy registering and reminding, canvassing and calling – with the hope that our efforts will teach our children what active-citizenship looks like…and encourage a lot of people to get to the polls tomorrow.
Looking forward to a perfectly boring last two months of 2012!