Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween 2014

Our lemon and our tiger.This year Arosha decided that he wants to be a lemon. I asked him a few times before ordering a costume, but he did not change his mind. I think it’s a cute idea. There was pretty much only one lemon costume available online, so I did not have much choice. It turned out to be OK. Not great, but not too bad either. Arosha’s favorite color nowadays is yellow by the way.

Anюta has gotten Arosha’s old tiger costume. She looked cute in it, although she did not fancy the hood all that much.

YUM!It was pretty cold outside, but at least it was not raining. I put Anechka’s costume on top of her jacked and a hat, so she would stay warm.

Arosha liked trick-or-treating with Rachel in local stores last year so much that he wanted to repeat the same thing this year. I tried to arrange for Rachel and her little brother to join us, but they decided not to go at the end. I also invited Alex, Arosha’s new classmate, but they also bailed on us at the last moment. I think it might have something to do with the fact that Arosha and Alex fight sometimes, and his mom was not sure how the whole thing will go. Oh, well.

Grandpa and Arosha.Anyhow, after I picked Arosha from school, we put on his costume on the playground (on top of the jacket and a green hoody), and went to get some candy. I mostly stayed outside with Anюta, so Arosha went to the stores by himself. He got less candy than last year because he visited less stores. It was not as much fun for him since he had no company, but he still liked it. He even got a $1 bill from a random lady at Subway store, and we spent it on the kid’s rides by the Pizzeria.

We were finished in about an hour and went to the playground. D. Borya joined us there, but we only stayed there for about half an hour, since it was getting really cold.

Little tiger.And in the evening we met up with our neighbors — a 10 year old girl Nicole and her mom. We joined them last year for trick-or-treating around the building, and did the same this year. Nicole was wearing a mermaid costume, but unfortunately I did not take any pictures in the evening.

We started from our wing of the building, then proceeded to the part where Danya’s parents live, and I left Anechka with t. Oksana.

Grandpa with grandkids.Arosha had a blast. He was running around happily, and even though many people did not open their doors, there was someone giving out treats on almost every floor in each wing of the building. It took us almost two hours to go through, and I felt like a squeezed lemon at the end.

He got a lot of candy. We still need to go through it and sort all the chocolate things out for Danya’s work, since none of us eat chocolate at the moment (Danya and Arosha don’t like it, me and Anюta can’t have it on account of her eczema).

Mom.All in all, I am happy with the way the day went. Arosha was waiting for the Halloween for a long time, and anticipation was increasing the closer to October 31 it was getting. I wonder what costume he’ll pick out next year.
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Our Tiger

Arosha being a tiger.Today is the last day of October, and more notably, the Halloween. I am quite ambivalent to this “holiday”, but I think as Aroshka will get older this day might get more fun. I do enjoy seeing people in costumes though, so any trick-or-treaters are very welcome at our home. Too bad none actually came, which means that I’ll have to eat that big bag of chocolate candies all by myself.

A tiger or a pirate? Both?We did not dress Aroshka up last year, but this time around Aroshka’s grandma got him a tiger costume. If it was a tad warmer, I would have dressed him up for the morning playground walk, but with weather being in the high 40s I did not want to risk it. We dressed him in the evening though, and Danya took a few pictures. Look how adorable!

Lost something.On a different topic — I seem to be unable to keep Aroshka from getting little scratches, bumps and such. I noticed on Saturday evening that a small piece of his front upper incisor is missing. I think it was all fine in the morning, and then it just happened at some point during the day. I felt pretty upset about this and I really hope that it will have a minimal effect on his dental health.

Flash is exciting.He also fell down on his scar on Sunday (while squatting and picking up sticks on the playground), but again — I hope it’ll heal in a few days and will not make the scar worse than it is. I keep wondering from time to time if this happens because Aroshka is such an active baby, or because I am more lax with him than many other people with their babies. I just hope that these little things will somehow magically keep him out of big harms ways, and that scratches and bumps are parts of growing up anyhow.

Loading up the car with dad's photo gear.Our Japan trip is coming up. I still can’t fully believe that we’re living in less than 3 weeks. I am really looking forward to it, even though I worry about how both Aroshka and t. Oksana will handle our absence. I mean, people do leave their babies for a short while even at much earlier age, right? From what we read, mid to end of November is actually a perfect time to see the fall colors near Kyoto and Tokyo. Exciting! Danya is doing the majority of our research, but I chipped in a bit on the list of places that we want to visit in Kyoto.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bronx Zoo

Lion.Today we’ve done something that we’ve been planning to do for some number of years now — we visited Bronx Zoo. For Alёna it was a first time, while I was there once before, more than 10 years ago, and remembered nothing. We also invited Ignat, Vika and their daughter Alisa to go with us.

Female gorilla.With current New York weather being more in line with that of London-Seattle, today was no different. Most of the time we were in the zoo it was raining. Luckily for us it wasn’t raining hard, so we got to see almost everything we wanted to see.

One of the crazy, super noisy lemurs.We saw a lot of animals, but tigers, lions, giraffes, gorillas and polar bear were my favorites. We also saw some crazy lemurs which seem like they wouldn’t be able to make a sound, but at one point they created such a ruckus that I thought I’ll go deaf.

We didn’t have enough time to catch a ride on a monorail and as a result we didn’t get to see elephants and rhinos. This is the only thing that I would’ve liked to add to our listed today, but alas — next time.
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