Last year we didn't go trick or treating because the idea of running up and down stairs in the apartment just didn't appeal to us. This year a friend invited us to join them in Green Hills an American style neighborhood. The best part, for the hours of trick or treating the whole complex is closed to cars, no worrying about crazy drivers! The kids had so much fun running from door to door collecting candy, and I'm pleased to say, remembering to say Thank You. If not for the ayis taking kids around the neighborhood we could have been back home in New Jersey, well maybe not Jersey, there was no snow after all. The kids came home with an impressive haul. Charlie was even complaining about his bucket being too heavy for him to carry, poor guy!
I celebrated my eighth 29th birthday this year, yay! My day started with beautiful cards that the kids made for me, my favorite kind, and each gave me a Pandora mom charm and a new leather necklace for them. I proudly wore them all day. After dropping the kids at school some of my friends took me out to breakfast and surprised me with flowers and a gigantic cookie. We had a great time enjoying a leisurely breakfast and chatting, something that we can't seem to manage with the kiddie around.
Lucas has planned to take me to dinner in Puxi at an Italian restaurant originally, but our ayi had to go home to help with a minor family emergency and our backup babysitter was busy too! So, we decided to just do a family dinner instead at the Blue Frog, one of our favorites, that just happens to be across the street. Little did I know that Lucas had also invited friends to join us. It turned out to be an amazing birthday, it's going to be hard to beat next year! I am super lucky to have such a wonderful family and such good friends!