Fun in the Capital District This Week

Happy Halloween, everybody!

We ended up skipping out on an after school Halloween party because the girls were freakishly tired. Instead, they stayed home and practiced piano/cello and then vegged out in front of the tv. By early evening the prospect of candy re-invigorated them.

Just as we were going out, M asked for eye make-up. Well, duh, she’s Cleopatra, but as you know, I never think of make-up. I don’t even own eyeliner, so I improvised by dipping a paintbrush into a container of mascara. When M saw me do this she asked, “Is that a paintbrush?!?” with this complete why-am-I-stuck-with-such-an-amateur-for-a-mom tone of voice. But I managed some passable black swoops from each eye and she looked pretty good. J had a cozy Eskimo girl costume, which was perfect for the weather.

I took them out trick-or-treating early, then they came home for a soup dinner and went back out with Cute W. Then, and this is where it gets ridiculous, they went back out, briefly, again. They’d been to a neighbor’s house who’d handed out big candy bars last year and they were disappointed because they got mini-bars. Then a friend dropped by (trick-or-treating) and reported that  he’d received a giant candy bar. So the girls, who had already trick-or-treated at this house once, changed into entirely new outfits (yes, we have an excellent dress-up section in our playroom) and walked up the street again. No dice. Apparently the neighbors were giving the candies selectively and our girls didn’t make the cut. Granted, it’s cheating to go a second time. But they were so cozy and warm at home that I could hardly believe that they were motivated enough to get up, change, and go out again. Behold the power of chocolate.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve found for this week:

Tuesday, November 1st:

  • At 1:30 pm, Bethlehem Public Library has On My Own, where 3- to 6-year-olds enjoy a story time while parents stay close-but-not-too-close.

Wednesday, November 2nd:

Thursday, November 3rd:

  • Take a family-friendly hike starting at 9:45 am.
  • At 1o:30 am, Bethlehem Public Library has On My Own, where 3- to 6-year-olds enjoy a story time while parents stay close-but-not-too-close.
  • Elementary-school-aged kids can be After School Adventurers from 3:30-4:30 pm at Albany Pine Bush. $3/person or $5/family.

Friday, November 4th:

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