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Happy Halloween from the Butter Bites (and their Pirate Parents)

October 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

London, Maddie, Rex and Roxy wish you a Happy Halloween!
So far, we’re just relaxing around the house, eating Rex’s famous chocolate chip pancakes… later we’ll head out trick-or-treating with friends. Be on the lookout for that girl band, the Butter Bites (and their Pirate Parents).
Happy Halloween!

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Butter Bites Bring Home a Trophy in the Annual Bay Head Halloween Parade

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Pictures on the way!
For now, here’s the crowd pleasing “set list” that London and Maddie performed along the parade route from Mount Street to the Bay Head Firehouse:

Taylor Swift’s “Our Song”
Demi Lovato’s “Who Will I Be?”
Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen”
Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb”

and on the way home, they wrapped up with

Taylor Swift’s “Teardrops On My Guitar” and […]

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Music Monday: The Butter Bites Led Off the Bay Head Halloween Parade with Our Song by Taylor Swift

October 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

There’s a long story about Roxy bringing the wrong video recorder with a dead battery down to our beach house in Bay Head for the annual Halloween parade, so I have to give you the following YouTube video of Taylor Swift singing “Our Song,” instead of London and Maddie performing it along the Bay Head […]

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Halloween Parade in Bay Head This Weekend… London and Maddie Are the Butter Bites!

October 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

My loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know that our family takes Halloween very seriously, particularly our participation in the annual Bay Head Halloween Parade down at our beach house. Last year, London, Maddie, Rex and I won the “Good Sport” award for grown-ups who dress up in the best costumes and march in the parade […]

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Roxy’s Halloween Recap: Mendham Township Elementary School Halloween Parade

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

After Tuesday’s crazy snow storm, today was a great day for a Halloween Parade in the Roxiticus Valley, and Mendham Township Elementary School did not disappoint us. We were there to cheer on London and Maddie in their store-bought costumes as our two Sharpays from Disney’s High School Musical, and came away impressed with the […]

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Trick or Treat: London and Maddie, Rex and Roxy Ready for Second Halloween Appearance

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Happy Halloween, everyone! Here in the Roxiticus Valley, London and Maddie hopped on the schoolbus this morning with their Sharpay costumes, excited about the big Halloween Parade at Mendham Township Elementary School at 2:30pm this afternoon.
On the left, in a photo from last weekend’s Bay Head Halloween Parade, London appears as Sharpay in her “end […]

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

October 28th, 2008 · No Comments

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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Tags: best of chester nj · corn maze · farming · halloween · mendham township elementary school · pumpkin picking · stony hill farm

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

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

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 […]

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Today’s the Day for the Bay Head Halloween Parade

October 26th, 2008 · No Comments

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

October 24th, 2008 · No Comments

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, NJ, 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 […]

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

October 19th, 2008 · No Comments

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.
Maddie […]

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

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

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 […]

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London and Maddie’s Fave Fall Activities for Kids in the Roxiticus Valley

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Now that we’re well into the back-to-school rhythm, including after school activities, I thought it was a good time to share a list of London and Maddie’s favorite annual Fall activities in the Roxiticus Valley:

The girls weren’t very big (maybe 2 and 3 years old?) when we first went apple picking at Riamede Farm in […]

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Tags: alstede farm · apple picking · best of the roxiticus valley · country nursery · halloween · kid stuff · mendham junior womens club · riamede farm

Halloween Is On Its Way, but London and Maddie Have No Costumes!

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Halloween, the masquerading time of the year, is almost here. Rex, London, Maddie and I all love Halloween and we take it very seriously with our family’s participation in the Bay Head Halloween Parade, which happens every year on the Sunday before Halloween (even if Halloween falls on a Sunday). This year the parade is […]

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