As much as we wanted to celebrate Halloween and have a crazy night in town in NYC this year, we reluctantly had to pass up on this opportunity because I just found out earlier that month that I was pregnant. I was told that I had to be extremely careful in the first trimester due to the high risk of miscarriages. Translation: Do not go anywhere with large crowds (just one of the many precautions). Nonetheless, Ray and I didn’t want our precious dogs to lose out on their chance to dress up (like they wanted to… NOT). We couldn’t resist going to the costume store in search of their perfect outfits. We finally decided to go with a classic theme… Star Wars! It’s popular every year and never gets old. Of course, we still had to find the character that best fits each dog.
For Cappy, he has an old, wise look. So, without much thought, he naturally would be a suitable Yoda! For Pok’e, nothing would suit her better than Princess Leia.
For Ray’s birthday, we did a two-part celebration. The weekend before his birthday, I bought tickets to take him to see Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring at the Radio City Music Hall. It was an amazing experience where a live orchestra actually plays in sync with the movie along with live background singing. Lord of the Rings’ The Fellowship of the Ring is his favorite of the trilogy.
For his birthday meal, I decided to cook dinner for him. I made clam chowder, beef, mashed potatoes and quiche. They are some my huney’s favorite foods. Earlier that day, I went to a bakery called Veniero’s on the lower east side that was known for its strawberry shortcake. Ray is not much of a sweets fan, but he liked strawberry shortcake because it is usually fluffy and not overly sweet. This cake was made of real cream and it had just right amount of sweetness. It tasted really fresh and it just melted in your mouth. We really enjoyed a nice evening at home! Happy Birthday Raymond Peng!!!