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Last Day of School!

Welp. That’s it for kindergarten! Look at my baby! For comparison’s sake, here’s the first day of school! Lots of fun in the all-purpose room. My big girl! And, after school, a little swim party with some of the classmates! […]

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Wednesday: Garden, Work, Lunch

Wednesday morning in the garden. The Oak Leaf Hydrangea is going to give us a show this year for the first time!= So is the mophead near the kitchen window. Blueberries are ripening nicely. Off to school! Editor’s note at […]

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Father’s Day Supper

Father’s Day at the Farm. The menu: Smoked chicken, charred green beans with orange, watermelon with feta and mint. + Shrimp cocktail to start. Oh, and juleps. As you do. Shrimp LeighLo! Sides: Supper: Father and his granddaughter. Related posts: […]

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Art Cafe Breakfast

Brunch with my girl. Guess whose breakfast this is? And this? Nyack! Related posts: Breakfast at the Art Cafe Breakfast at Art Cafe Nyack Garden Club Plant Sale and a Breakfast at the Art Cafe Breakfast at Art Cafe

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Moving Up Day

Not a graduation, per se, of kindergarten. But a Moving Up ceremony. Songs were performed. There may have been a tear shed. Sam and Gregory:   Related posts: Winter Concert Today at the mall, with Gregory! Winter Party at Kindergarten […]

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Saturday at the Farm

A day around Nyack, with the Goosetown Bazaar and a visit from Boo. Good morning, sunshine. We got a volunteer foxglove! Sam at the Goosetown Bazaar. About to do the obstacle course! \  It’s wine o’clock. Or G&T o’clock. Boo […]

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Ballet: The Princess and the Pea

Last day of ballet this semester, and it’s Watching Day! Sam and Oona! Nancy Cohen! Go girls, go! Related posts: Sam Graduates from Ballet Watching Day at Ballet Sam at Ballet Watching Day at Ballet

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Learning to Ride, and a New Bike!

It’s Learn to Ride a Bike Day! Let’s get those pedals on and try it! After learning to ride, a reward! A new (but used) bike! Related posts: A Bike Ride on the Rail Trail Early Morning Bike Ride A […]

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Supper at the Ranch

An evening with the parents, out at the ranch. Leigh. Martini. Living room drinks. Checkers. A sand dollar from Texas. Some wine in the fridge. Family calendar. Supper! Hi Sam. Hunna and Sam. Mom, with closed eyes, and Leigh. Related […]

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Happy Memorial Day!

Welcome to summer! Breakfast on the porch, and our flag is flying high. Related posts: A Fun Memorial Day! On a Hot Memorial Day, A Barbecue in the Orchard Summer Concerts at Memorial Park The Porch Season Has Begun!

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Pool Opener

OK kids, let’s start a summer! Bathing suits on? Beer open? Funny hats ready? Let’s do this thing. And some art to cap it off. Poo Related posts: Relaxing at the Pool Brrr! Turning Blue at the Pool Summer Day […]

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Saturday in Nyack

A hair cut, a little walkabout, and a glass of wine to end the day. A perfectly fine Saturday. Related posts: A Saturday in Nyack Saturday in Nyack Saturday Supper at the Farm: Burgers, Margaritas and Outdoor Movies Saturday Around […]

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Pretty Dress, Sam!

My cutie, going to school. Related posts: Storytime at Kindergarten Sam is Climbing the Stairs On a Sunday Walk with Sam A Hot Day — and No School

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Saturday in Nyack

A relaxing and fun day with Samantha. First, she got dressed and put sunscreen on all by herself! She is reading to me. Blueberries are well on their way! Cherry tree, too. A walk downtown: To see the adventure pop […]

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Pop-Up Playground

She got dressed all by herself, and even put sunscreen on. Now she is reading to me. A walk downtown. Look who we found at the park! Yumi!   Sailboat on the Hudson.   When, oh when, will Bar Taco […]

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A Hot Day — and No School

We were supposed to have a school trip to the Bronx Zoo. But a freak accident happened: a tree fell across the road in front of the school. School was cancelled, and therefore, so was the trip. First order of […]

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Burgers for Mother’s Day

Burgers on Mother’s Day is our annual tradition. The rite is in honor of Grandmom, who used to say “I can’t remember the last time I had a hamburger!,” even if she’d had one the night before. Our only twist […]

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Happy Sixth Birthday to Claire!

This is the kind of birthday party I can get behind: kids play games, adults drink wine. Seriously, though, Pat and Jane did a super job making a carnival theme for Claire’s sixth birthday. A can toss, gum ball count, whipped-cream eating […]

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Rainy Day Fun

A rainy day outside, so we make fun inside. Related posts: Rainy Day Adventures! A Ferry to the North Fork The Headband Game! Where Do You Live? ‘Sour Cherry Farm!’ Horsing Around on the Porch

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Oratamin Clean Up Day

It’s time to open the club! The pool gate. The big field. Hanging swings. Cleaning up the pool.      Related posts: Oratamin Opener: Memorial Day Pig Roast at Oratamin Time to Clean the Snow off the Bee Hives Oratamin Supper

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A Lazy Sunday

A little window shopping, a little backyard wine. Just right for a Sunday. Related posts: A Lazy Sunday and a Walk A Lazy Sunday with Croissants and Sound of Music Sunday Morning Play Sunday Supper at the Farm

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Moving Art

After buying our new clock, we had to move our big oceanscape to a new location. I think it looks pretty good here! Aterwards, cocktail hour and poetry. Related posts: Five Cocktail Recipes for a Chilly Night Fondue, Soup, Punch […]

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everbody. We did the usual: church, a meal, a quiet afternoon. Well look at that! The Easter bunny brought a basket for Samantha! The altar is all flowers. Our little girl is getting so big. Family. An egg hunt […]

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Egg Hunt in South Nyack

The village hosts an egg hunt each Easter weekend. It’s more of a free-for-all than an actual hunt. But the kids have fun. ck Related posts: Easter Sunday: Church and Egg Hunt On the Hunt for Blueberries On the Hunt for […]

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Dyeing Easter Eggs

Most years, I like to use natural dye for Easter eggs. But when you’ve got a demanding job and visiting niece, it’s time to turn to Paaz. So we did that. But not before a pancake breakfast. Paaz tablets and cups: […]

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Friday Night Supper with Lexi

The first mint juleps of the season. Cheers! Swordfish, scallops, green beans and cauliflower: What. Obviously we wear swim goggles at the dinner table. Sam and LeighLo: Lexi and Sondra: Happy supper!         Related posts: Supper at […]

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Sunday Supper

Something about those crisp spring evenings makes a fire more welcome even than in November, doesn’t it? We started with drinks of the porch, but then moved indoors to warm up by a welcoming blaze. Sam helps. But gets a […]

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Sunday with the Family

The Nyack Street Fair. A little gardening. A few crafts. Just a fun, do-nothing kind of day with cousins. And that suits us just fine. Making candles at the street fair: Some sort of massive pinwheel. Princess phones! They were […]

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Lexi Comes to Visit

Cousin Lexi is spending her spring break in New York with us! Tonight, it’s pasta by the fire. Related posts: Supper at the Ranch: Farewell to Lexi Dinner and an Outdoor Movie, Lexi Edition Dinner and a Movie with Lexi […]

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Neighborhood Play

Just playing around with the kids in the nabe. Claire, Gianna and Sam. Related posts: A Neighborhood Pot Luck Chores and Play at the Farm Neighborhood Party! Sunday Morning Play