Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I think Halloween was made for 3-year olds.  Today Matt and I made our way to the boys' school for a 3pm "Halloween parade" where the entire preschool got the dressed up kids out for a trick or treating walk in the rain.  The kids went through the Church their school is in, then through SPU, past a couple small shops, and back to school for a cupcake party (not so sure cupcakes before trick or treating with candy was such a good idea ... scratch that, I know it was a bad idea - it took forever to get the boys down).

After the parade, we made our way up to Queen Anne Ave. for trick or treating Seattle / Queen Anne style.

It was nuts up there!  Amazingly, we ran into two friends with their candy high'd kids.

After much running around we came back for dinner and Halloween shows with the boys.  We only got 2 sets of trick or treaters so now we're stuck with about 5 lbs of candy ... oofa.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

5 day countdown to NYM

The weather is not treating the East Coast well right now - I feel for everyone dealing with no power and worse.  The marathon is just under 5 days away ... we'll see what happens.  Weather, give the East Coasters a break!

Here's an update from the NYM site:
2012 Marathon Update
This is a very challenging time for the people and City of New York. The City is rightfully focused on assessment, restoration and recovery. At NYRR, we stand with our City agency partners and support their efforts. The Marathon has always been a special day for New Yorkers as a symbol of the vitality and resiliency of this City. NYRR continues to move ahead with its planning and preparation. We will keep all options open with regard to making any accommodations and adjustments necessary to race day and race weekend events. We will provide an update and more detail as information becomes available.

Here's the outlook: