Guys, it’s cold. I’m not talking “here I am and I’m gonna wimp out ’cause it’s not summer anymore”. No. It’s cold for real. I know that it’s just a temporary cold snap, but the past 4 days really jolted everyone into premature winter reality with coats, boots, scarves and mittens. Like, we’re not ready for this quite just yet. Plus there is something weird going on with our furnace, so we have no heat (trying to remain calm and hoping that it won’t cost an arm and a leg to fix). But despite the gloomy skies and wet cold rain, we had a pretty fun weekend. We had intended on going pumpkin picking on saturday, but after seeing the forecast we bagged on that idea and asked the girls what they wanted to do instead. Mia picked the Met Museum. We said Ok. We bundled up and headed to the Upper East Side but we never made it to the museum because we came across a new (to us, or maybe it is new as it seemed sparkling clean, bathrooms and all) playground right next to the museum. The rain seemed to hold off so we spent the day at the playground and then took a leisurely stroll through Central Park. The leaves are only just starting to turn, so it was a bit of a disconnect to be so cold and still see green lawns and trees.
The drizzle and wind returned today which put a bit of a damper on the annual Harvest Fair in our neighborhood, but the girls actually got a chance to go on a pony ride this time since there was no ridiculous line to wait on. Faces were painted, and we all crowded indoors for crafts and music. I can tell that Mia has a new musical crush, from the likes not seen since the days of Randy Kaplan, a former neighborhood singer/songwriter who Mia used to have a huge crush on when she was 2 and whose music and stage show was the only kid act I actually enjoyed (Randy’s CD, Five Cent Piece is Miss C’s current favorite). Now that Randy has moved on from the East Coast, she seems to have found her next local obsession in Jon Samson and his band. Like Randy, he’s very musically talented, highly entertaining, funny, and improv-skilled. If you’re in NYC, check out their upcoming shows. I predict this new CD will be on heavy rotation (along with Michael Jackson – still!) around the house.