Tag: sam


Fun at Tallman State Park

A simple trip to the playground turned into a serendipitous afternoon of fun with Ashely, Loa and Arlo. Yes, as we were walking up to the playground, I started squinting: Is that Ashley? Indeed it was. We played on the playground […]


Sam Writes a Story

Our little auteur is making her debut. “Once upon a time…” Get pen to paper, girl! And we have to document on social media, or it didn’t happen, right? Related posts: A Story with Irene Farmers Market Loot Flowers and […]


To Jersey, to See the Eclipse

The plan was to go to the Liberty Science Center to see the eclipse, and participate in a few of the activities they had organized to along with that. That plan was a bust. Lots of other people had the […]


Lazy Sunday

A fun Sunday, with a breakfast at Art Cafe, a trip to the farmers market and an afternoon at the pool, where we celebrated Chris’ 50th and played a round of cornhole. We ended with a nightcap on the patio. […]


Nyack Saturday

Coffee, breakfast an a little shopping. Art Cafe cap: My daughter in my glasses. At the mall, we pay the Samantha tax via carousel this time. Me, carouselling. Hunna trying on new clothes. Good times. Related posts: Back at the […]


Cousin Fun in Nyack

The last day of cousin fun for summer 2017. We wander Nyack, shopping and ice-cream eating. Girls! Hudson Mercantile: Kiam Records: Sarah! Good times. Related posts: Hudson House in Nyack Snow Day in Nyack A Saturday in Nyack Dinner at […]


BDoF: Museum of the City of New York

A Big Day of Fun for the cousins, with a trip to the Museum of the City of New York. We public transport there. Girls on the subway. Selfies. A.Ham. The Schuyler Sisters! Werk! Really cool City Lab. You can […]



Our Big Day of Fun in NYC centered around downtown this time. Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Eataly and Battery Park City for a viewing of the Statue of Liberty. George Washington at Federal Hall. The stone. Inauguration. Trinity Church. A.Ham. […]

outings, travel

Boardwalk! Dinner and an Arcade

Our big night out! Robinson Ale House for supper, then a stroll on the Boardwalk with the kiddos. Not too many photos from dinner, but here’s my salad! Slick with rain. The Arcade Museum was a huge hit. Family. Related posts: […]


Supper at the Ranch

Supper with the family. We brought our signature smoked chicken over. Leigh provided cocktails. \ Sleepover! Sisters. Related posts: Saturday Supper at The Ranch Supper at the Ranch Sloppy Joe Supper at the Ranch Supper at the Ranch


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! […]


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


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 […]


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


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


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: […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


Sunday in Morristown

  With Jessica’s training in Bridgewater, we decided to drive her down there and make a day of it. Brunch in Morristown seemed the perfect destination. Turns out, a lot of people like to do Sunday brunch in Morristown. We […]


Supper with Jessica!

Jessica is in town! She is in for a week’s worth of training in Bridgewater, N.J., but is spending Saturday night with us. Hi Jessica! Sam is dancing up a storm. We served our favey new recipe, crispy chicken thighs.  […]


A Saturday in Nyack

Just a day to pal around town with my favorite partner in crime. First, new hair. Then, a trip to the library. Next, a walk around town. With a stop at Didier Dumas. And home in time for cocktails. And […]


Random Wednesday Morning

A couple of photos from a random Wednesday morning! Seeing how the outfit looks. Sammy in the all-purpose room. Early to school today! Related posts: Random Pics from April 25 Sunday Morning on the Porch Sunday Morning Play Morning Music


Legos with Dad

Just a nice time building with Legos. Related posts: Baseball with Fisher; Legos with Reece Quiet Family Dinner Lego Fun Cafe au Lait at Didier Dumas

family, outings

Sam Goes Ice Skating

What a day! Samantha got up on ice skates for the first time! We headed to Bear Mountain on a very cold and windy day. Turns out, this was best, because it kept the crowds away, and there was plenty […]


Bear Mountain Zoo and Trailside Museum

This is the second time in recent memory we’ve visited the Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain. I said it then and I’ll say it again: what a treasure! And this time, we got to see the bears, too! But […]

cooking, entertaining

Brisket Supper

After all this travel and work, it was a pleasure to settle in for a long MLK Jr. weekend and do a little cooking. I made two recipes from the wonderful Canal House Cooks Every Day book, brisket and — […]


To MoMA, for Design and Art

As has been our custom over the past few years, we headed to Manhattan on New Year’s morning, for a little sightseeing and lunch. This year, we added the Museum of Modern Art to our itinerary. Greg was interested in […]