Who knew? On the very last day that the slopes were open, Ezra tried his hand at skiing and LOVED IT! He now compares his love for skiing to his love for ipad time… uh oh. We may be on the slopes more often next winter.
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Posted in Cornwall, Parenting, Travel, tagged barren, Connecticut, Cornwall, field, forest, fun, kids, maple syrup, nature, parenting, pod, tapping maples, thaw, winter to spring, woods on April 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
We got to Connecticut again to see a little nature – and were pleasantly surprised to see most of the snow was gone. There was even a little bit of growth happening underfoot, and maple syrup harvesting going on up the road. We even found some keys we dropped in the snow while snowshoeing several weeks ago. This has been the longest winter it seems … and ironically we are working on the Laura Ingalls Wilder book by the same title right now. It really forces Ezra to realize how much went into surviving such a winter years ago. We are only pining for the sun while the characters in the book are literally starving for food. We will be pretty happy to see real spring and summer temps when they come.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Parenting, tagged children, cold, Connecticut, Cornwall, field, fun, icicles, kids, New England, parenting, sledding, snow, winter on March 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Okay in all honesty these photos happened BEFORE the Florida shots… but I just couldn’t bring myself to put them in the mix with all the sun. Brrrrrr don’t they make you shiver? And can you believe the size of those icicles?
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Parenting, Travel, tagged beard, Connecticut, Cornwall, couple, CT, fields, hiking, love, marriage, romance, Serpico, snow, snowshoeing, winter on February 13, 2014 | 2 Comments »
In Cornwall there is a field across the street that I am ALWAYS wanting to walk through. In the spring and summer it’s a great place to hike – but then we have to be concerned about ticks (of the Lyme disease persuasion – so I spend a good amount of time obsessing about this.) How great is it that our hosts had new snowshoes and offered them to us – so we could have a snowshoe date? With all the snow covering those fields, we had no worry of ticks. We did however come across some little animal prints along the edge of the field by the woods.
Without children abound – I must admit – it was sooooo quiet and peaceful.
AND I’m totally loving my husband’s new Serpico look these days. Check it out below:
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Parenting, Travel, tagged agriculture, children, Connecticut, Cornwall, country, dog, farm, fun for kids, kids, Newfoundland, parenting, snow, snow scenics, Vacation, weekends, winter on February 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Cornwall CT is only 2 hours away, but tends to amass about 7 additional inches of snow for every couple of inches we have in the city. And since it’s a fairly untouched place, we get to return to it blanketed with snow even if nothing has fallen for a few days. The kids loved this – we even squeezed in a science experiment for Ezra to take back to school. Did you know if you throw boiling water into the air at 10 degrees fahrenheit – the water will turn to snow in the air? I didn’t!
We also met a very adorable
bear dog at the ski slopes and now my kids want a Newfoundland – yeah, in a city apartment. That could be an entire blog unto itself.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged Bryant Park skating, children, cold, Connecticut, Cornwall, exercise, fun, ice skating, kids and fitness, lake, nature, NYC, parenting, winter sports on January 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
so I have to quickly post something a little more .. er… pleasant? Less crazy? Less holiday? I don’t know about you but I am holiday-ed out!
So on to skating on the lake – as well as a shot of the kids before skating in Bryant Park off of Times Square. They are getting to be great skaters! (And to explain to relatives who were frightened by last year’s lake post, I promise: we stayed very close to the shore in case the ice breaks!)
Have you ever had Harney & Sons Tea? My husband has become quite the sommelier of tea these days… moving away from coffee and getting very particular about his teas. They are really yummy – and blends with blueberry and pumpkin were great to sample on a cold day. The kids like sampling the caffeine free varieties. What are YOU drinking while it’s cold outside?