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Ahh summer we knew you would finally return, hot temperatures and all. But what a difference a year makes. We are still only minutes from Manhattan by train but can catch fireflies after dinner in the alley now. Lots of lemonade stands and random box inventions going on… here are some glimpses via our instagram:

(and remember our friends The Blys? They got another story on their cool garage!)

a new babysitter gives Zoe some summer bling

a new babysitter gives Zoe some summer bling

ahhh I'll just rest here

ahhh I’ll just rest here

rambutans are in season!

rambutans are in season!

the kids made a 'candy ATM' using an old box, and leftover Halloween candy

the kids made a ‘candy ATM’ using an old box, and leftover Halloween candy

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firefly scouting by night

firefly scouting by night

summer naps can happen anywhere, anytime

summer naps can happen anywhere, anytime

the lizard goggles are back

the lizard goggles are back

the 'kid's table' is simply a picnic blanket

the ‘kid’s table’ is simply a picnic blanket

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We found a frozen bog while hiking through the woods, and did a little unconventional skating over mossy bits and frozen leaves. It was bumpy, but offered a way to enjoy the cold! The grandparents will be relieved to see that this time we were skating on very shallow water.
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ipad on the mantel to indicate the count down in Time’s Square… the kids loved spraying confetti at the stroke of midnight (poor Zoe couldn’t stay awake ’til then. Bottom photo by Greg Kessler):

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We revisited Bill Egger’s booth to see his vintage motorcycle (he builds them himself!) Giant carved pumpkins, all sorts of animals, and our friends Brad and Jane placed in the Lego building contest. We watched skillet tossing and vintage tractors pull as much weight as they could. We just can’t get enough of this fair!

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Before school started – we enjoyed a leisurely pot luck and BBQ at the lake last weekend. It all ended with the kids sending paper lanterns up into the night sky – something that we tried to do at the beginning of the summer but it was just too windy. On this perfect night they finally took flight:

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Wow what an amazing 2 weeks – with some great kids who got along seamlessly for all those days and nights. And a special thanks to our hosts for putting up with us under foot for all that time! For memory’s sake here’s a recap via instagram photos by Ina Seow:

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After all this fun, I hope they recorded it well enough to remember it all. If not, they can always come to this blog for a reminder!
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