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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 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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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

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 — […]

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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 […]

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Winter Party at Kindergarten

A few parents and I helped out with the winter party at Samantha’s kindergarten class. Crafts, stories and cupcakes. What a way to celebrate! Here, a pop-up book on the 12 Days of Christmas! Paper lanterns… a craft I designed […]

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A Christmas Sunday

  A very Christmas-y Sunday. Church, cookies, stockings! First, at church, we got to ring the handbells during the service!    After church, Sam and I made some gingerbread men. (Recipe here: Gingerbread Cookies.) And in the evening, I finished […]

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Watching Day at Ballet

Sam’s ballet semester comes to an end with a performance of the Nutcracker. And Sam got to play Clara! Warning: many cute photos of little girls dancing ahead. Related posts: Watching Day at Ballet Sam Graduates from Ballet Sam at […]

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Sam’s Fashion Sense

Today, she requested a braid in her hair, and permission to roll up her jeans to show off her minion socks! Related posts: Christmas Chic Getting Dressed: A New Milestone Reached

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Storytime at Kindergarten

I am a class mom. Who would ever think I’d be writing those words! The job doesn’t entail much, but I do get to come and read stories and help with events. It’s nice to see Sam at school, among […]

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Birthday Party: Sam Turns 5!

Happy Birthday to Samantha! We threw another brunch party, with bagels and bloodys. And what is now becoming my famous strata. Entertaining: Breakfast Strata recipe Cocktails: Best Bloody Marys For entertaining, we asked Lisa Karrer to come and make musical […]

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Back Yard with Bambi

Dancing around the yard with Bambi! Related posts: Lunch at the Yard House At the Yard House for Lunch Garden Update and Sam on the Bambi Blanket Planting Bulbs in the Back Yard

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Magic Show at the Library

As part of the summer reading program at the library, kids got to choose two events to attend. We picked a magic show as one of them. And guess who got to be an assistant? Abracadabra! Related posts: Sam’s First […]

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Friday with Sam

A typical morning with Sam… having breakfast: fruit first, then oatmeal, then yogurt! Then upstairs for brush teeth, get dressed and comb hair. Sometimes, when she’s ready before I am, she plays with the phone — and this morning, the […]

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The Headband Game!

My family is a bunch of dorks. And it makes me so proud. A rainy morning at the cabin and Sarah breaks out “Headbands.” You put this on your head. Everyone else knows what you are. You do not. So […]

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Twin Jammer!

Today on the boat: Twin Jammer, with Sam going solo! First, a little dock and swim action. Then, her solo voyage. Well, not solo, but without an adult. She was so proud of her bravery! Related posts: Sam’s First Swim […]

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Sunset Cruise

For today’s sunset cruise, we went upriver and explored a couple of coves just north of our property. Mae got the chance to drive! Blurry, but we took this photo because the house is for sale.  Before Instagram filter: After: […]

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Sam Gets a Big Girl Bed

Whoa! The time has come to say goodbye to the crib. Sure, it was a toddler bed for a while. But we are now graduating out of toddler-dom and into childhood. (Yes, I am weeping.)  We got a new memory […]

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T-Ball for Sam!

Well, what do you know. Sam is playing T-Ball! We decided to sign her up mainly because we are decidely not sporty, and we thought it would give her a chance to see if she is. The jury is still […]