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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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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