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Little man is 9 today! Where the heck did all that time go? I still remember the way his fuzzy little head smelled like a freshly bathed puppy, and how (as seen in the bottom photo) he could stare at me for hours. One taste of that mamma love and I was hooked for life!

We got him a drum set for his birthday – so big-boyhood is officially underway!
Happy birthday Ezra … we love you to bits.

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It’s been a full year of owning our house! (Although it feels like less than a year because we moved in nearer to Halloween.) It’s been a lovely place to call home. I don’t miss the messy renovation stage but I do admit – I sometimes want to make trips to tile shops and appliance centers just because I somehow got use to it last summer. The anticipation was fun as well .. not knowing how it would all shape up in the end. The very best part is now finally living in it – as if it’s always been ours.

a little of last summer and this summer seen here.

a little of last summer and this summer seen here.

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I think I’ve already posted our grapevine clubhouse – but wanted to add more pictures here. We’ve kind of taken the ‘wait and see’ approach with our new garden. And I have to say, it may’ve worked to our advantage. The grapevine is sprawling, we’ve made a patch for zucchini and tomatoes where forsythia use to be (we’ve now dragged the forsythia to the front yard) and honestly our quantity of bees and mosquitos has kind of diminished. Maybe due to having weeds and plants indigenous to our area? Not sure… but I’ve heard it’s good for pollinators to let some weeds grow and not over-coif the garden. I do know a woman rang our door bell and asked to photograph the white flowers in our front yard. I was nearly bowled over to find a brand new bush had cropped up almost overnight yielding about 12 – 8 inch white flowers. I think she was just as confused when I stepped out on our front step and said “where on earth did those come from?”
THAT’s how our garden grows, lately.

(as a side note, we JUST got some new plants from my in-laws so we should have some new garden pix soon!)

the garden by night, lots of weeds looking pretty

the garden by night, lots of weeds looking pretty

the white hibiscus flowers that are stopping people on the street

the white hibiscus flowers that are stopping people on the street

eating a lot of home-grown, baby tomatoes this summer

eating a lot of home-grown, baby tomatoes this summer

we did purchase some coleus and it's growing like crazy!

we did purchase some coleus and it’s growing like crazy!

a little wary at first

a little wary at first

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he's in!

he’s in!

and there are snacks inside!

and there are snacks inside!

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Well I did it again and left photos in my phone for too long. As you most likely already know our Z bear moved on up to grammar school and starts kindergarten in the fall. She was the proudest little student, and during her ceremony there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Even the teachers cried. I think we are all gonna miss this sweet batch of kids.

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friends Jasmin, Amanda, Emily get their hands up

friends Jasmin, Amanda, Emily get their hands up

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Oh my poor neglected blog… it’s been too long. I’ve left these photos in the phone forever and now finally have them to show; Ezra’s very grown-out hair and all.

This all happened way back at the beginning of the summer when the weather was even a bit cool. I don’t know what we were thinking – Crawfish, yum? When we got there and saw a gazillion crawfish in a basket I think we all collectively thought “Crawfish, ew!” So in the end we didn’t eat any, but we enjoyed the transported orangey sand and the live bands, and of course the art on the island is always great.

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nope... not gonna eat dat

nope… not gonna eat dat

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silly Brooklyn benches!

silly Brooklyn benches!

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Well the balance bike did it again (along with my very patient and tenacious husband) … taught another one of my kids to balance before pedaling a bike. And again we had no need for training wheels and no bouts of falling and crying. Here she is at age 5 and already going!

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Once a year the sun sets perfectly between buildings on 23rd-34th Street (and others on the West side) and here in NYC we call it ‘Manhattanhenge‘. Sadly I missed it this year (which is odd seeing as I work near to here) but I’ve seen it in past years, and it is beautiful. Photos below via instagram :

seeing people in the road with cameras is almost as entertaining as the sun..

seeing people in the road with cameras is almost as entertaining as the sun..

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