Wow! You’re three! We invited the neighborhood kids and a few friends from day care to celebrate. It was a mess. It was loud. It was lots of fun. Painting! Ashley helps Maloaa. Isa, Ella, Julia, Claire and James: Amol, holding Arlo, and LeighLo: Mom, Shannon, Matt and BJ, holding… Read More →
A little morning birthday party at Susan’s to celebrate our little girl’s third (can you believe third?!) birthday. Hats for everyone! Related posts: Happy First Birthday, Samantha! Samantha’s Birthday (The Real One!) Happy Birthday, Leigh! Happy Birthday Claire!
Sam’s first time with sushi! We tried a Bento box with dumplings and a California roll. And a pork ramen for me: Related posts: Sunday Night Supper at Wasabi Sunday Night Supper: Pork Chops and Heirloom Tomatoes Saturday Night at Wasabi Sunday Night Supper: Mini-Thanksgiving
On Christmas morning, I didn’t take many photos. Too sick! Sondra and Leigh came over, and Sam opened a few presents. This year, she received: a singing microphone from the O’Donnells; some card sets from us, including “crazy faces” and some alphabet cards; “River of Words” and “Virginia Wolf” the… Read More →
Little Sam, helping out on Thanskgiving morning. Recipe for Parker House Rolls coming! Related posts: Labor Day Sunday Supper: Lobster Rolls Lobster Rolls for Supper Cooking for One: Lobster Rolls Easter 2013: Ham, Potatoes and Pineapple Bake! And Family, of Course
For Sam’s second birthday, I took carrot cupcakes with maple-cream cheese frosting over to Susan’s and had a little party with her day care friends. Rachel helped them with Pin the Tail on the Donkey and afterwards, we all headed out for a little romp in the fall leaves. Love… Read More →
Samantha was so taken with the cherry tomatoes at one stand at the Pleasantville Farmers Market that she, well, took them. So we bought them, natch, and let her snack on them. Cutie. Related posts: Samantha at the Pleasantville Farmers Market Eating Her Peas Our First 2013 Trip to… Read More →
Having fun with strollers, backpacks, baby and bags. Some SCF fans may remember this photo from Facebook last week. “Samantha is heading off to Port Authority. No, she’s not a bag lady.” Related posts: A Party for Scott and Samantha Sam at the Pleasantville Farmers Market Boo and Sam on… Read More →
Susan, Samantha’s wonderful caregiver at White House Day Care, arranged for a petting zoo to come to the house for an afternoon. The kids went nuts! We had a good time, too, watching them! A few pics: Related posts: Miss Autumn Hues at ML Gifts & Accessories: Nyack First Fridays… Read More →
An early supper at the ranch: takeout from Cassie’s and the last of this lettuce crop from Sour Cherry Farm. (More is on the way!) The cousins all sat together. Cuties. Laurie! No photos of Sondra, Leigh or Greg this time around. I guess those girls are just too… Read More →
On the hunt for Kewpie Mayonnaise and a few other Asian sundries, we headed to Hmart in White Plains for this week’s groceries. Afterwards, we had to have lunch, of course! Sam had dumplings. But she sure enjoyed my Singapore Noodles, too! Hunna got a spicy Korean soup: The… Read More →
A sweet little video where Sam and Hunna pick blueberries. Listen closely and you can hear what we’re joking is her British accent on the word “blueberries.” Related posts: On the Hunt for Blueberries SCF Harvests Blueberries Update on the Fields: Blueberries, Basil, Geraniums and Jasmine Scallop and Spinach Salad… Read More →
Images of summer! Shivering shoulders, chattering teeth and blue lips. Check! Related posts: Sam Gets a Kiddie Pool Drinks at Blue Hill at Stone Barns A Tale of Two Breakfasts at Blue Moon Diner in Charlottesville Historic Mankato Pub Crawl: Blue Bricks
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 →
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 →
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 →
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
Just a few sweet ones of the sweet one. Related posts: Easter Sunday at Church with Gramma Sam Goes to Church Lunch for Samantha Saturday Walk with Samantha
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 →
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When some tickets for the circus became available at work, I thought to myself, nah. She won’t get it. She’s too young. But Greg said, No! She’ll love it! Maybe she won’t get it as a “cirucs,” but she’ll love the animals, the music, the lights. He was right. She… Read More →
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: Shopping at the Pleasantville Farmers Market Sam at the Pleasantville Farmers Market Pleasantville Farmers Market Loaded for… 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 →