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I’ve been depressed that August is drawing to a close. I can’t believe how quickly this summer is passing – and kids are going to be in school again soon. Although honestly it’s almost better to have them in school while we work on our new house. I’m afraid they’ve seen wayyyyyy too much of Home Depot this summer.

In these last weeks we’ve been trying to see more of friends (who are now out of day camp). A little game of Twister, a trip to South Street Seaport. We went to the Imagination Playground downtown, where kids are encouraged to use giant blue foamy blocks to create something together. I wish school could be like this for the kids .. instead of books and sitting still, some time to work in teams and create something. At least we can get them to this once in awhile – while the weather is still nice.

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Yup, even E and Z’s dad likes to dig here.

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Well when we finally made it to the Pittsford NY area to retrieve our kids, we found a great thing to do outdoors… check out some Civil War history. As always the kids had some interesting questions that only kids can come up with like; ‘where do the soldiers go to the bathroom?’ and ‘why don’t the kids have electronics?’ (ipads, to be specific). It was a hot day so I’m still surprised everyone was willing to wear all that clothing and hoop skirts. And I learned what a reticule is (Zoe is pointing to them in the photo below) … who knew?

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more fun upstate at Roseland Waterpark – and of course it wouldn’t be summer vacation if it wasn’t capped off with an ice cream at the end !

(photos courtesy of aunt Becca)

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Genesee Country Museum, Go Karts (and mini-golf for Zoe, who is still too small to ride.) I need to collect these little adventurers this weekend — so more photos next week! These pix courtesy of Aunt Becca and Grandma’s iphones:

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and of course that means a trip to Strong Museum! Remember this amazing place? When the weather gets fussy, it’s a great place for the kids to spend HOURS playing (photos courtesy of Karen Kessler!). Hey isn’t that a scene from Sesame Street where Zoe is standing? I thought that was here in Queens!:

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After visiting friends in Rye NY, we made a trip to Muscoot Farms. This sweet little farm doesn’t encourage feeding the animals but sometimes you can pat one.. and there was a great little farmer’s market going on that Sunday. We loved the fresh strawberries.

Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone!

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More often than not, don’t you feel like you get to relive your own childhood when you spend summers with kids? So far it’s been firefly catching and visits to a boat house – and Muscoot Farm (I hope to post those photos next). What else will summer bring? It’s already going too fast – 4th of July is nearly here and I don’t even know what happened to May and June. Can you find the firefly hunters in the dark in the photo below?

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