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We went back to gorgeous Connecticut and all the nature that it has to provide.  We hiked around the Housatonic Falls a bit – which looked so much like the moon with fresh ice water running over it.  The kids were real patient about posing for their dad’s photos – in some cases they even got into the Swiss cheese holes in the rocks for the shot!
Zoe loved posing as a wood sprite on tree stumps (her dad’s shot is better but my less professional version from my iPhone is below).  We also explored a dairy farm  where fresh chocolates are made from the cow’s milk!  Of course this got us in the mood for some ice cream that came from another dairy farm down the road.  How did Zoe fit that whole ice cream into her belly you may ask?  Well, mom helped at the end.

 

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We skipped off to the country for some much needed lake, tennis and blueberry picking .  Somewhere along the way we found Michael Wainwright’s studio – where they had a day of free pizza, ice cream and ceramic painting/enameling that the kids loved!  And of course we couldn’t miss a day at the Lime Rock  again to check out some more speedy cars.

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painted and ready for heat

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pieces going into the kiln

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some finished products

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I have no idea why it took us so long to check out this race car track in Cornwall, Ct area – one that Paul Newman use to frequent, and that we can hear (wheels squealing on the track) from the ‘cation house‘ in the spring and summer time.   It was a hot Sunday over Memorial Day weekend but the heat didn’t stop us (Ezra especially) from enjoying all the classic and current cars on display:

 

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We hung out in Cornwall CT again with friends, and my boys were inspired to jump into the lake on New Year’s Day. I don’t quite understand this tradition, but they like it (and my husband has done the Polar Bear Club at Coney Island before so .. this one is more manageable for the kids it seems).

I’m not really a resolution person, but some things came to mind that I’d like to try to practice this year (no pressure, I’ll just try!)

– remember what great “partners in crime” me and my husband are to each other
– stop cleaning the house so much!
– have more dinner parties cuz hey, they’re fun
– don’t bark at the kids; no sense in making their day stink too..
– have patience
– stop eating and drinking things that just taste ‘eh’. If it’s scrumptious, then pig out and enjoy.

Here are some Jan 1 moments via our instagram feed:

Zoe and Squeak really reduce blood pressures by the fire

Zoe and Squeak really reduce each other’s blood pressures by the fire

my boy thaws in the heated car after his leap!

my boy thaws in the heated car after his leap!

a forgotten fall chore is now deer-ice cream

a forgotten fall chore is now deer-ice cream

Brrrrrr - I'll stick to being cameraman, thanks!

Brrrrrr – I’ll stick to being cameraman, thanks!

a pretty dusting of snow when we arrive

a pretty dusting of snow when we arrive

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One weekend evening there was a ‘last hurrah’ of sorts at the lake – where everyone brought a dish for the potluck and bluegrass music entertained the crowd. When everyone pitches in to pick the flowers and create the candle path, it really feels intimate and cozy. The kids took one last dive off the dock with a bit of hesitation – all of us wishing the day at the lake could last forever.

look who was hanging out for dinner

look who was hanging out for dinner

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splash!! (this pic by Greg Kessler)

splash!!
(this pic by Greg Kessler)

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Remember this fun place? We were back at it… trying on the amusement park rides and checking out adorable baby pigs (and trying real hard to avoid all the deep fried food in the summer heat.) But we definitely brought home some blue ribbon pies to test!

grampa got someone a little hooked to apple fritters

grampa got someone a little hooked to apple fritters

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We had a relaxing weekend with friends in Connecticut again, and had a chance to visit a chicken farm and collect eggs! I was surprised by how patient the chickens were around small kids, and not a single egg broken!

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