halloween season is officially on

October 19, 2010 |  Category:   craft holidays life

You want to know the best thing about living in the city with so many urban parks nearby? You can literally roll out of bed and bounce to events like this annual fall festival that happens every year. No brainer for a way to spend a pretty sunday afternoon. Hit up the farmer’s market at the end of the block and you’ve taken care of groceries for that night’s dinner plus apples for a pie. Who needs a back yard?

Ok, before you all start thinking we’re living the perfect urban life, I should say that the pony ride was a measly 1 lap around the grassy square, that bringing farm animals in for a temporary petting zoo feels a bit depressing for the animals, and we dealt with 1 ridiculously grumpy child for half the activities. Plus the playground is going to be torn up soon and in construction for 12-18 MONTHS as the second phase of the block long park renovation. We’ll be living next to a construction site for awhile. So, um, yeah.

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  • bronwyn October 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

    We had construction accross the street (we live accross from a power station) for several months. Then a few months of quiet and now they’re baaaack. Nothing like waking up to the sound of jack hammers. But 12-18 months – ouch!

  • Emma October 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Bummer about the playground!! Not to mention the noise ….

    I hate seeing things like that, in my own town it’s all about tearing down beautiful old federation homes and putting up blocks of flats.

    Progress sucks eh?

  • may October 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    i miss new york. almost more now that i have a baby. is that weird? i never thought that the new york of my 20s would work for a kid, but it just seems like there’s always something going on, and that would be great stimulation for a child.

  • Damaris October 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Nothing is perfect. I hate construction but hopefully you’ll get an even better park. I do love parks. It’s the one thing, oh and public libraries too, that I miss when I’m in Brazil.

  • rebekka October 21, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I just love the idea of a Halloween banner!!!


  • Megan October 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Dear Jenna,

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I am in love! I love how you embrace the season 🙂 Also, those muffins look incredible. Now I just have to figure out a way to squeeze baking them into my weekend (there’s already a plan for pumpkin bread!). Anyway, love what you’re going here! Can’t wait for more.


  • Lydia October 22, 2010 at 2:20 am

    this post makes me miss NY! (loud construction included) :). You have a beautiful blog!!