My hunna, my baby and her monkey. I’m reminded of a Beatles’ lyric. Related posts: Where’s Monkey? A Quiet Weekend at the Farm Super Bowl Sunday: Wings, Boo and Baltimore
I’ve been quite lazy with my photography lately… apologies, readers! I don’t even have photos of the Mother’s Day celebration we put together, and it was an impressive menu with homages to many mothers: Hamburgers (with a nod to Grandmom, of course) Stella’s Potato Salad (Laurie, your mom can cook!)… Read More →
Bebe? Bebe? Bebe? Her newest and most used word these days. She also loves playing with bebe and her “hah” (hat). As she turns 18 months — a year and a half? Really? — here are a few other things that melt my heart. She’s picked up on the intonation… Read More →
Sarah O’Donnell made her first communion Saturday and we all celebrated with a backyard barbecue at Kelli’s. Speidies, brought from Vestal! Yes, please. Sarah with her cake! Related posts: Rory’s First Communion Velo and OVI with S&W and K&P Our Godson Hugh Turns Four! Hugh Turns 5!
Just hanging on the porch, pal-ing around. Related posts: Cute Shirt Cute Clothes at Buttercup & Friends The High Chair Moves Outside The Porch Season Has Begun!
Samantha “helps” Daddy water the garden, and mom takes in a Broadway show, Orphans, with her Godfather David Rubin, visiting from Virginia. Our life, in pictures. Related posts: Samantha in the Church Garden Concert in the Park The Gates are Up, and Samantha Is Not Happy Samantha at the Pleasantville… Read More →
We haven’t been doing too much dining out with Sam lately, but we thought we’d give it a shot on an early Sunday evening. All went well, though I must admit I was busy enough during dinner to forgot to photograph the main attraction: the pizza. It is very good… Read More →
That is how she asks to brush her teeth. We are happy to accommodate. Related posts: No related posts.
We had a little video contest at work, and this was my entry. I hope you like it! Related posts: Easter 2013: Ham, Potatoes and Pineapple Bake! And Family, of Course On the Hunt for Blueberries Easter Supper at Annie and Bob’s Easter Dinner No. 2: The O’D’s
Four families gathered at Kelli and Patrick’s for a fun-filled Easter egg hunt, kids dinner and a big ol’ plate of ham. We started with bloody marys and smoked salmon pizza and ended with lemon-chocolate tart. All was delicious! Related posts: Easter Dinner No. 2: The O’D’s Pineapple Bake Recipe… Read More →
Hunna and I had a nice Friday evening of cocktails and poetry by the fire. We read some of our old faves and a few new ones, including by the Poet Laureate of the United States, whom Greg had the pleasure of interviewing and profiling in this article for Arrive…. Read More →
All dressed up for church. Adorable! Related posts: Fancy Lunch at Nougatine at Jean-Georges Music Together Samantha’s Baptism Sunday Morning on the Porch
Sunday night supper with the ranchers. We supped on Spicy Pork Ragu and ended with French Yogurt Cake. A grand time was had by all. Related posts: Saturday Night Supper: Pasta Bolognese with the Neighbors Early Supper: Pasta with Uncle Greg’s Tomato Sauce Birthday Supper for Grandmom Sunday Night Pasta… Read More →
Just a few sweet ones of the sweet one. Related posts: Easter Sunday at Church with Gramma Sam Goes to Church Portrait of Samantha Samantha in Her Stroller
Mommy heads to work and has an especially hard time saying goodbye. Oh, the heartbreak. The pangs kill sometimes, don’t they? Related posts: How to Get Things Done in the Garden with a Six-Month Old Afoot
I know what you’re thining. What? Sam hasn’t been to the library yet? I know! Crazy! She loves books! The children’s room at the Nyack Library has low shelves with lots of colorful books and puzzles and a few toys. She cautiously watched a few of the other children playing,… Read More →
Give Sam a crayon and a few sweet potato fries and you can almost have an relaxing lunch. Almost. Related posts: At the Yard House for Lunch Anniversary Lunch at Public House in Chattanooga Lunch at the Union Oyster House in Boston Lunch at Cheese Boy in the Palisades Center
What a blessing to have two sweethearts on Valentine’s Day! Miss Susan helped Samantha make us a Valentine, and Greg brought home two single roses, one for each of his sweeties and a nod to our first Valentine’s Day, when he left me a single red rose on the stoop… Read More →
We got nearly a foot this time, and Sam really got out to explore this time, touching, tasting and playing. A joy! Related posts: No related posts.
Boo, Kelli and I took the kids for pancakes. And cappuccinos. For us, that is. Delishy, all. Related posts: Nyack Garden Club Plant Sale and a Breakfast at the Art Cafe Breakfast at Art Cafe Breakfast at the Art Cafe Breakfast at City Limits Diner
In the second snowstorm of the year, Samantha got out and walked around while Daddy shoveled. Such a toddler! She did great! Until this happened. Poor baby! Related posts: Snow at the Farm: So We Have Hot Chocolate Samantha’s First Snow The Gates are Up, and Samantha Is Not Happy… Read More →
We ran into my friend Tania at the opening of the Pleasantville Farmers Market; she was covering it for the paper. She made this gorgeous photo of our girl. Thanks Tania! Related posts: Sam at the Pleasantville Farmers Market Pleasantville Farmers Market Shopping in Palisades: the Market and the Farmers… Read More →
Sam sharing at meal time. So cute. And her milk, too: Related posts: No related posts.
We did have a few flurries and even a couple of inches earlier in the season, but this was the first time Sam really got outside to explore the snow. I must say, she seemed confused. A few more pics, after the jump. Related posts: Snow at the Farm: So… Read More →
As is our tradition for, well, many years now, we celebrated Christmas night with a tamale feast. We order them from the Texas Tamale Factory, and they arrive vacuum-sealed in bags, which makes them super easy to heat up. With a salad and some beans, you have a simple supper,… Read More →
Something tells me this might be the last Christmas morning I sleep in for a very long while. So we took advantage of that! A few gifts to exchange, a big breakfast of French toast and brown sugar, black pepper bacon. What a special morning. Related posts: Tabletop Christmas Tree… Read More →
Church, family, dinner, snow. What a beautiful evening. More photos after the jump. Related posts: Tabletop Christmas Tree 2012 Christmas Eve Supper 2011 Christmas Morning with the Family A Christmas Walk and a Red Rose
Leigh celebrated a big birthday at the ranch Saturday with family, friends and a delicious catered dinner by Mimi of Mimi’s Plates. Party time! Related posts: Mom’s Birthday at Hudson House Happy First Birthday, Samantha! Sunday Supper at the Ranch Birthday Supper for Grandmom
The family headed for a walk downtown to choose a couple for ornaments for friends at our fabulous Christmas store here in Nyack: Hickory Dickory Dock. They have all kinds of beautiful hand-blown glass ornaments, painted glass globes, and fun and tacky ones, too. Samantha was dazzled by the lights!… Read More →
Linda and Alan had a Christmas party, and we all were singing carols by the piano. This, friends, is the reason your parents tell you to keep up with your piano lessons. Heed their advice! If only I had! The table was set with a lovely collection of cheeses, biscuits,… Read More →