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Posts Tagged With: halloween

Maddie and London’s Costumes Have Arrived…Ready for the Bay Head Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 30th

By: Roxy on 10/14/11 @ 8:12 am

I know I’ve told you before, and I’ll tell you again…our family takes Halloween very very seriously. Even before London was a glimmer in our eyes, Rex and I would sit out on the porch of our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, on the Sunday before Halloween, and the crowds of ghosts, goblins, [...]

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Halloween Party at Annie’s Playhouse on Thursday, October 28th in Far Hills, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/5/10 @ 12:17 pm

My little devils can’t get enough of Annie’s Playhouse… London and Maddie are getting serious about musical theatre in Annie’s Master Class this Fall. Our family also takes Halloween very seriously, and we never turn down an opportunity to show off our costumes. On Thursday, October 28th, join us at Annie’s Playhouse for a Halloween [...]

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Photos from the 2009 Bay Head NJ Halloween Parade

By: Roxy on 10/29/09 @ 3:49 pm

We took a lot of photos of London and Maddie as the Butter Bites, as well as the competing Scariest, Prettiest, and other costumes…. as I sort through them, I’ll share the best ones with you.
On the left, we’ll start out with London and Maddie as the Butter Bites and Rex and Roxy as the Pirate [...]

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From Roxy’s Mailbag: Fall Festival and Benefit with a Horse and Farm Life Theme, October 17th in Tewksbury, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/4/09 @ 7:15 am

Hi Roxy,
I was browsing your site (it is terrific!) and wanted to let you know that we are hosting a fall festival and benefit with a horse and farm life theme on October 17th from 1 to 4pm at Center Line Farm in Tewksbury, NJ.
The festival will benefit two very worthy local organizations. The first is Animeals which [...]

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London and Maddie Start Another Exciting Season at Randolph Gymnastics in Randolph, NJ

By: Roxy on 09/25/09 @ 10:04 am

London and Maddie are happy to be back to school, but even happier to be back in their after-school classes at Randolph Gymnastics.  One night this week, Rex and I came home from work early for Back to School Night at Mendham Township Elementary School, and to see Maddie in her Novice II class and [...]

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Will Rex and Roxy (Dressed as Barbie and Ken) Win the Ocean Star Halloween Costume Photo Contest?

By: Roxy on 11/2/08 @ 10:22 pm

By now you’ve heard about our family’s Good Sport trophy in the Bay Head Halloween Parade, and we’re wondering if we can add a $100 restaurant gift certificate to our Halloween good fortune.  Our daughter, London, snapped the photo on the right of mom and dad dressed up as ’70s era Ken and Barbie dolls [...]

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Trick or Treat: Democratic and Republican Presidential and Vice-Presidential Hopefuls Greet Supporters at the Bay Head Halloween Parade in Bay Head, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/28/08 @ 5:52 pm

While Rex and the girls and I have been fortunate to take home the Bay Head Halloween Parade’s ”Good Sport” trophy (for adults who get dressed up to march in the parade with their children) this year and in prior years, one family almost always gets the trophy for the best family, and this year was [...]

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Maddie’s First Grade Class Trip to Stony Hill Farm in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/28/08 @ 12:01 am

Last week, I had the good fortune to chaperone Maddie’s first grade class trip to Stony Hill Farm in Chester, New Jersey. The first graders, teachers, and a handful of moms and dads boarded the school buses in front of Mendham Township Elementary School at 9:00am on Tuesday, October 21st and made the quick trip [...]

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London and Maddie, Rex and Roxy’s Big Win at the Bay Head Halloween Parade

By: Roxy on 10/27/08 @ 2:44 pm

We won, we won! While I do try to teach my girls that “it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game,” it sure feels good to have that trophy in hand.  As a family, we won the “Good Sport” award for grown-ups who dress up in the best costumes and march in [...]

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Halloween Parade Today (Sunday, October 26th) at 2:00pm in Peapack-Gladstone

By: Roxy on 10/26/08 @ 8:02 am

Peapack-Gladstone invites all ghosts, goblins, witches, pirates and Disney Princesses to meet at Peapack-Gladstone Bank at 2:00pm for the annual Halloween parade. London, Maddie, Rex and I are down at our beach house to participate in our seventh annual Bay Head Halloween Parade, so I don’t think we’ll make it back in time to take [...]

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Today’s the Day for the Bay Head Halloween Parade

By: Roxy on 10/26/08 @ 7:35 am

It is eight o’clock on Sunday morning and we are waiting for London and Maddie to wake up at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ and begin the countdown to the 11:45am Bay Head Halloween Parade. Witches, goblins, ghosts and Disney princesses will start gathering on Mount Street in Bay Head, New Jersey, shortly [...]

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Weather or Not, London and Maddie Are Ready for the Bay Head Halloween Parade: Sunday, October 26th, Mount Street to the Firehouse in Bay Head, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/23/08 @ 11:43 pm

Rex read me a grim weather forecast for the weekend from The New York Times earlier this evening, but we’re going down to our beach house in Bay Head come hell, Halloween, or high water. Right now Weather.com is forecasting rain on Saturday, but sunny and 60 degrees on Sunday for the Bay Head Halloween [...]

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Alstede Farms Pumpkins in Action at Roxy’s Annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Dinner

By: Roxy on 10/19/08 @ 10:25 pm

Boo! I posted a couple weeks back about our family’s trip to Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ to pick out our pumpkins for our annual pumpkin carving evening with our good friends Hope and Michael and their four kids.  Friday was the big night, and the kids were all really creative with their carving designs.
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Pumpkin Picking and Harvest Moon Hayrides at Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 8:39 pm

Our family never lets the Fall season slip by without a trip to Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey. When we first moved out here in October 2003, we invited our best friends from New York City’s West Village to come out to see how country folk live in the Roxiticus Valley, including pick your [...]

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A Miller’s Halloween at Cooper Mill in Chester, New Jersey — Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 1pm to 3:30pm

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 12:21 pm

London and Maddie are likely to miss out on what looks like a good time, since we’ll be headed down to our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey for the Bay Head Halloween Parade, but for those of you sticking around the Greater Roxiticus Valley (Mendham, Bernardsville, and Chester, NJ) for the weekend, check out [...]

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Halloween Fun at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 12:18 pm

Avast me hearties! Be on the look out for our own Jersey Shore pirates — Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Captain Morgan, too. They have been sighted on our shores pillagin’ and plunderin’ and buryin’ their treasure along the coast. Tis never been found to this day. Follow yer clues and ye might be the lucky one to [...]

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Halloween Fun: Pumpkin Decorating at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 12:00 pm

Did you know we have a working historical farm right here in Morris County, New Jersey?  Wishing to preserve her beloved home and give future generations the chance to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life, Caroline Foster bequeathed Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, New Jersey to the Morris County Park Commission in [...]

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Countdown to the Bay Head Halloween Parade…London and Maddie, Rex and Roxy Are Almost Ready!

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 7:56 am

I know I’ve told you before, and I’ll tell you again…our family takes Halloween very very seriously. Even before London was a glimmer in our eyes, Rex and I would sit out on the porch of our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, on the Sunday before Halloween, and the crowds of ghosts, goblins, [...]

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A-Maze-ing: Corn Maze at Ort Farms in Long Valley, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/4/08 @ 7:21 pm

I found this A-Maze-ing aerial view photograph of the corn maze at Ort Farms in Long Valley, NJ, by Joyce Bambach in the Chester Observer-Tribune and it forced me to make a confession to you, dear readers…London, Maddie, Rex and I have never gone into a corn maze.  When I see a photo like this one, [...]

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Spooky Halloween Maze and Pumpkin Painting Fun at Country Nursery in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/2/08 @ 12:15 am

The bad weather this past weekend prevented a trip to our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, and the on and off rain kept us indoors most of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We did, however, manage to get out on Saturday afternoon for lunch at Redwoods and a visit to Country Nursery in Chester, [...]

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Looking Back on Bay Head Memories on Labor Day 2008: Maddie Sings in the Shower

By: Roxy on 09/1/08 @ 5:59 pm

Sipping my last 4 o’clock beer of the “Lifeguard Summer” (June 15-Labor Day) and looking back on wonderful memories from our family’s best summer yet in Bay Head, New Jersey. Way back more than 15 years ago, before I met Rex, I remember being the last one to leave the beach every Labor Day evening [...]

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