Ann's birthday was a few weeks ago, and our friend Betsy threw her a beautiful dinner party with a bunch of us girls. It was SUCH a fun night. I love hanging out with the husbands there, but there's something special about girl time. Agreed? We had a great time eating yummy food and hanging out all evening. Betsy has a beautiful home and is an entertainer extraordinare. Check out her beautiful fall appetizer display below - she used a large basket and layered wooden boxes to add height, tossed in some pumpkins, and even included some flowers and a cabbage. I brought dessert: gluten free cupcakes and homemade nutella ice cream. Happy birthday, dear friend!
Last week I shared my lasagna recipe that I made for a group of our friends after we went apple picking. What I didn't share with you were any pictures from the first half of the day!
Honey Pot Hill Orchard is easily our favorite place to go apple picking in the Boston area. It's about 45 minutes west of Boston and seems to have an endless amount of apple trees, hay rides, hedge mazes, farm animals, pumpkins, and yummy cider donuts. All the makings of a perfect fall day!
The next day we had dinner with our neighbors, Paul and Ali. We're so lucky to live next door to some of the coolest people. Dinner was at their house and featured their homemade pesto that they made from their garden. Seriously good!
After dinner, Ali got one of their guinea pigs (Bolt) out of the cage and we decided to see if Bolt and Toby would get along. I was terrified Toby would think he was a toy, so we took things slowly. Toby wasn't sure what Bolt was at first...he rarely sees animals smaller than him (besides squirrels)! After checking him out from afar (picture number 1), Toby walked across the table and lightly "booped" Bolt on the top of the head. Then Bolt licked Toby's face and they rubbed faces. Success!!
We've played (and won) a lot of trivia lately. Last week our team name was "The Intellectual Q-Tips" to go with our head gear for the evening. Poor Ann had to wear a head wrap to cover a 3 day electrode test, so Barb and I wrapped our heads in solidarity. Laugh if they want....we won. :)
The final random fun thing I wanted to share is one of the cool art installations happening in Boston right now. There are 26 globes lining the Tremont Street edge of Boston Common that are part of the "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet" show that travels the world. Each globe was designed by a different artist and covers a different green strategy or environment issue.
What fun things did you do in September?