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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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For Max’s birthday the ‘Leo boys’ took a fishing excursion to the great wide ocean off the coast of Brooklyn.  While they didn’t catch anything edible (and compassionately threw many back to the sea) they came home smelling like briny fisherman and had a great day in the sun..!  We couldn’t help but think my dad would’ve loved this trip;

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My husband and I made a quick trip to Toronto together – alone for a couple days – a first in many, many years!  We were surprised that we actually didn’t bother visiting as many museum and art shows as we thought we would.  Instead we kept indulging in Toronto’s fine restaurants.  I guess we had forgotten how lovely it is to eat undistracted, at any hour, without concern of other little hungry bellies or picky eaters (thankfully our kids are not too picky, but it was nice to eat whatever we like without little hands in our plates!)

We checked out Canoe Restaurant, Bar Raval and Byblos Restaurant to name just a few.  We are officially hooked on Canadian dining!

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Bar Raval is architectural eye candy inside

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a whimsical ‘sand’ house with macrame window screen over the door

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so many tall buildings I thought I was in Hong Kong!

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Toronto has the best ‘graffiti’ and outdoor murals

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figs used for the delicious fig salad at Byblos

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chef making my fig salad at Byblos

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Jeweled Rice at Byblos

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my husband takes me on a date with a view – traditional Canadian eats at Canoe Restaurant 

 

 

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This is NOT a paid ad — but just a full admission that my girl (and her cousin Stella) are pretty nuts about American Girl Dolls.  When cousins Stella and Alison came to town there was no denying that a trip to the AGD Cafe was in order, and we all had a lovely time (including the dolls!)  Alison and I have to admit that the food was pretty yummy and having the dolls seated at the table – well that just made Zoe’s day. Extra special thanks to Stella and Alison for the cafe date and to cousin Eve for the American Girl Doll that Zoe loves to tote around!

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hooray for cousins!

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mmmm dessert is chocolate mousse in a flower pot!

 

 

 

 

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Javits Center here in NYC hosted the Green Festival Expo last weekend. While Zoe and I went to a birthday party, Ezra got to try Kombucha, various flavors of gluten and dairy free ice cream and test out some pretty slick kitchen knives. I’m not really sure where the bubble full of money comes in on all this but Ezra definitely had a great time scrambling to collect as many dollars as he could over a wind machine!

yessss, has a fruity bouquet!

yessss, has a fruity bouquet!

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these bean filled chairs are soooo comfy

these bean filled chairs are soooo comfy

catch some cash!

catch some cash!

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With all that’s been going on here, I’ve been slow to put photos on the blog (sorry, neglected you again blog!) A couple of weekends ago we had a night of snow that trapped us behind a couple feet building up on our back door. After a LOT of shoveling, the kids got out and ran around a winter wonderland of an alley. It all melted quickly but it’s now flurrying again! Hope your weekend is white – or at least wonderful – too.

 

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my morning workout

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cars buried

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hot maple syrup in cold snow

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a lovely sunset with icicles

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and by end of day a hawk came to visit us in our tree!

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When the weather gets this cold, there’s nothing better than something hot and brothy. After Sunday School we love exploring the food shops around Flushing’s Chinatown and someone at our synagogue recommended Sentosa. What a find! Their shrimp and green bean dish along with noodles in broth is amazing, and we loved the ‘Indian pancake’ in a chicken coconut broth. I’m already having a craving for more!

 a crisp blue sky over Chinatown

a crisp blue sky over Chinatown

Zoe has her own technique for eating noodles

Zoe has her own technique for eating noodles

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and lastly a trip to a Chinese bakery for almond and raspberry breads!

and lastly a trip to a Chinese bakery for almond and raspberry breads!

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