We are feeling the warmth! As June approaches, the last days of Spring have heated up, giving us reason to get the water sprinklers out for the first time this year. With excited giddiness the Girls ran through the cold spray – which really is cold! They insisted I put both the Sprinklers on at […]
With Labor Day on Monday, so came the end of Summer vacation. Teachers all across America resumed work on Tuesday and the Children started today (Maya will start Playgroup next Tuesday). Today being the first day of school for most Children meant that it was a good day to go somewhere with the Girls…..no more […]
It is amazing how the slightly cooler temperature of the weekend changed our days. Gone was the humid intensity we felt throughout Summer and instead was a perfectly warm (but not hot) day with a cool breeze. The crispness of the morning air had our Girls run for cardigans and tights, which actually was not […]
The seaside town of Mystic is filled with Maritime history. As you stroll around the streets there are plaques on house doors to indicate the sailing captain that once lived there. There are old boats, old anchors and just about everything to do with the sea and life at sea. Including seafood. We ate at […]
After a long scenic drive we arrived at Mystic, CT. We had reservations at a historic building called the The Inn at Mystic. A luxury resort over looking the Mystic Harbour and Long Island Sound. The Children were so excite to be staying in a Hotel, Maya ran and jumped on the beds while Elle desperately […]
Our summer days have easily been filled in our back yard….and as we decided not to have any big trips this year most of our summer has been spent at home in the garden or exploring NYC attractions. We did whoever want to venture a little further now that we own a car and so […]
Hecksher Playground in Central Park, at Midtown, is a fantastic playscape for energetic children. An enormous fenced area with a great variety of terrain for children to explore. We have been there a few times in the past, but this was our first visit in the Summer time. We made our way there recently with […]
I feel like I am writing a book called “101 ways to water play” as it seems that every day I am trying to think of a new fun activity for water play in the back yard. Using food dye and water to entertain the Children is something I have done before, but in the […]
A few times a week, and maybe even every day, we are enjoying the plastic bucket ‘pool’ with bubbles. Today while playing in the bubble pool we had the idea to make bubble sundaes with flower petal toppings. Here are our cute girls making flower bubble sundaes….
While these hot days last we will continue to enjoy water play in the back yard! Today I filled a plastic crate with water and added bubbles. The girls loved their outdoor bubble bath! I love having the mosquito net hanging in the yard, I put it up for Maya’s Birthday and have left it […]
Ahhhhhh…..hear that sigh of satisfaction, of relaxation, of comfort and happiness? That is me after a wonderful weekend in the Catskills. Good food, great friends and an amazing place to stay. I could not have asked for more to restore my body and soul. Much thanks to the wonderful Family we shared last weekend with!
There is something for everybody at the Sol Goldman Recreation Center (aka Red Hook Pool). It is a wonderful community facility, with free entry into the swimming pool, so really everyone can go! The Girls and I have been going at least one day a week for the past month, and even if we only stay […]
The next NY Beach on our list to visit was Jones Beach, and wow, what fun! A huge fine sand beach, a lovely boardwalk, great amenities, a swimming pool, a colourful playscape and Friendly’s Ice cream. An hour and a half from NYC, this is a great day trip, although I can imagine on a […]
The owners of our house, Pam and Keith, came home the other day to find us playing in the yard. It was a particularly hot day and Pam offered to hold the hose for the girls to play in. I then said that I had been intending to buy a sprinkler, which led Keith into the […]
Today we went to Neponsit Beach! I can’t tell you how wonderful a feeling it was for us to get in our car and drive to a beach! We have owned a car for a month now, and with moving, then Maya’s party and then Cam being away, this was the first weekend we were […]
What a joy it was to discover when we moved in, that our garden grows glorious summer fruits! Right here in the middle of Brooklyn we have Figs, plums, Blackberries and Raspberries growing. Watching fruit ripen on a tree is a slow rewarding pleasure….and then the day finally comes that you get to eat it!
Tonight we had a midsummers night picnic in the Park with Maya’s Waldorf Playgroup to celebrate Summer Solstice. The poetic, romantic, mythical night of the year when fairies might be seen along with other mythical creatures. The celebration of Midsummer’s night or eve was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice, the longest day […]