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While we were out by the beach we finally got a chance to explore this garden and home.  It is usually closed when we are out there, but somehow we landed on a day where the grounds were open to the public.  The artist and writer Robert Dash use to live here and apparently we were able to meet his sweet dog – Barnsley – who barks when you LEAVE the premises, but not when you arrive!

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By night is was cold and by day, warm enough for a swim!  We met a sunning seal here and there were lots of monarch butterflies flying through.  But thankfully all the tourists were not around – so we had the beach to ourselves for a photo session with gregkessler.com !  Now if only we could get the photographer in the photo some day..

 

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another September, another Rosh Hashanah at the barn where we were tossing tashlikh into the ocean and contemplating all the ways to improve ourselves this year… starting with some self healing in nature and tooling around Long Island:

 

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First day of school for 8th grade and 4th grade..

How did they get here so quickly?

This summer went by so fast and now we are back to the grind.  While I love seeing the leaves change color, I’m also in disbelief that we are already going to be hunkering down to another winter, soon.

But enough of that – here they are on the first day of school!  Clearly Zoe is about to lose a front tooth soon in this photo.  In fact, it fell onto her school desk yesterday.

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We made a quick getaway for the long weekend, before the hustle of homework and extracurricular stuff starts. We had perfect weather and some exposure to lots of street signs in French – and Louie even got to come along.  Turns out, he’s a great traveller. Would walk for miles and never complain.   Ezra did some busking with Canadian street musicians (see him on instagram.com/ezdrumsnyc) and Zoe jumped on a huge zip line; taking a few years off my life while I just watched helplessly from below.  Oh Canada!  I miss it already.

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see that black speck in the clouds? that’s my fearless daughter on the zip line!

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Louie and the kids love dog art

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so much cool architecture

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reflecting rainbows in the streets

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grand cathedrals

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and the food!!

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Louie loves Ezra’s brie and baguette lunch habit

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Louie is all walked out and ready to snooze

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Ugh it’s been so hot lately, but if you get to the Queens Botanical Garden bright and early … you can learn about compost while it’s still not too heated up outside.  I think we caught the last of the garden’s growth by going in August, but it’s a peaceful reprieve from all the Chinatown bustle right outside the gates.

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When Zoe started this theater camp, I’m not sure she was as thrilled with it as she was last year.  But little by little she made more friends, got a key role as a mischievous moth, and stole the show with her onstage cartwheels.  In the end she made a few new friends, and got over her stage fright !

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what a fun and crazy crew!

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