A Tree Climb!

Could be the first, unless I missed something. Honored to say it was our sour cherry. Related posts: Tabletop Christmas Tree 2012 The Tree Is Up at The Farm Sour Cherry Preserves Recipe Pickled Sour Cherries: Recipe


A Quiet Evening at Home

We were ready to watch the Grammy’s for one reason, which I’m sure you can guess. Hamilton. So in honor of such, we opened our bottle of Aaron Burr cider, procured last fall at the Field + Supply maker’s fair. It […]


A Valentine’s Day in Nyack

We celebrated Valentine’s Day in a romantic way: with our child! First, we headed to a birthday party at Harry’s house. (OK, our friends Greg and Gannon.) Then home for prosecco by the fire. Sam is learning well from her […]


New Haircuts!

Sam and I started our weekend off right with a trip to the salon. Though Sam has had a haircut before — back in October, see the post here! — that time was just a trim. This time we’re going […]


A Hamilton Show

It’s started, guys. She’s performing for us. As we sip our Bronx Cocktails (thanks Cherril!), she’s not throwing away her shot! Them’s some moves! Related posts: Hamilton! Hamilton for the Second Time Car Show in Nyack Sardi’s Before the Show


Birthday Party for Otis

I love our neighbors so much! Katie and Tom opened their house for a fun (and raucous) party for Otis. I love our little people, too! Related posts: Happy Birthday James and Otis Gigi’s Birthday Party at Muscoot Farm Sam’s […]


Playing Checkers

One of Sam’s (many) Christmas presents was a chess-checkers game. Greg has been enjoying teaching her some strategy: Related posts: Sam’s First Swim Merry Christmas! Playing in the Sandbox Playing with Blocks on the Porch


The Family Fruits

Sam and Greg were messing around with crayons one night after work and came up with these really fun drawings. Bravo, family. Bravo. Related posts: Easter 2013: Ham, Potatoes and Pineapple Bake! And Family, of Course How Can One Family […]


Greenburgh Nature Center

Somehow, we’ve made it through four years without a visit to the Greenburgh Nature Center. That ends today. It’s actually a fine, fun little place. Inside, upstairs, there are various small animals that kids can see and even touch: Turtle […]


Quiet Family Dinner

First, a bit of Legos with Dad, then a mussels-chorizo dinner on our own. A nice evening to wind down the holidays. Related posts: A Quiet Weekend at the Farm Family Dinner: We Are Doing This Thing At Sibley Park […]


Merry Christmas!

As you might expect, Samantha made out like a bandit. From Santa: A teepee, a toy rocketship and some drawing pads. From Grammy and LeighLo: a toy piano, a microscope and doll clothes. From mom and dad: a game of […]


Singing Christmas Carols

A ridiculously cute performance of “Dreidle, Dreidle” and “The 12 Days of Christmas,” then a visit from (who else?) Santa Claus. Five golden rings! Santa came! Merry Christmas! Related posts: Singing Carols Mary Christmas from the Sister Outpost Merry Christmas […]


Christmas Pageant at Grace Church

Our little angel! Sam, Holly and Carter: A heavenly host! Waiting to go on. Gloria!   And afterwards, the parish advent party: Related posts: Christmas Pageant at Grace Church Christmas Eve at Grace Church Welcome Samantha Grace! A Harvest Costume Party […]


Lego Fun

Sam likes to build, as she says, “a tall, tall tower” with her Legos. Related posts: Playing with Blocks on the Porch ‘MohDanDat’ Eating Her Peas Sam at Didier Dumas Patisserie


Watching Day at Ballet

An embarrassment of photos of Sam doing her ballet class and their version of “The Nutcracker.” I would guess this post is for family only. Snow Queen: Related posts: Sam Graduates from Ballet Sam at Ballet At OVI, Watching the […]


The Tree is Up

So beautiful. It’s so comforting to take out those ornaments and remember the friends and family we’ve shared them with over the years. Related posts: The Concept Tree at Sour Cherry Farm The Tree is Up at the Farm! A […]


A Lincoln Logs Masterpiece

It’s the little things. Like building a Lincoln Logs log cabin worth of a “Little House on the Prairie” book. Complete with the very un-PC soldier set we inherited from the neighbors up the street. Fun playtime with Sam. Related […]


A Fun Day in Nyack

A fun day in Nyack, starting with the Russian Festival for lunch, and ending with an evening by the fire. Stuffed cabbage rolls, beef stroganoff and dumplings! Not so happy to be there: The “holiday boutique.” Sweets and treats; Les […]


Happy Birthday Sam!

Sam! You’re four! Grammy and LeighLo came over to celebrate. We toasted you with Manhattans. We ate pork and polenta. We opened presents. And you ate dinner at the table with us, sat in a big-girl chair and used big […]


Sam’s Birthday Party

Oh frabjous day, calloo callay! Sam is four! The night before her party, we blew up helium balloons! Festive! And this year, it’s warm enough to have her birthday party outside. We borrowed the bouncy castle from Susan. We made […]


Sam’s First Haircut

Sam got her first haircut! Just a tiny trim; not a real full-blown cut and shaping. But our little girl has past another milestone! She was a little nervous at first … … but she relaxed after the washing was […]