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It was a crazy busy week last week of movie premiers and parent/teacher conferences. We ran off to a friend’s house in the country to enjoy the foliage but it was covered with snow by Sunday! Here are some snaps from IG of some of the highlights :

met Anthony Bourdain while at a peaceful protest in our hood!

met Anthony Bourdain while at a peaceful protest in our hood!

checked out the new movie 'Fantastic Beasts'

checked out the new movie ‘Fantastic Beasts’

so warm outside on Saturday..

so warm outside on Saturday..

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suddenly crazy snowy by Sunday!

suddenly crazy snowy by Sunday!

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We had shakshuka in the sukkah at cousin Stephanie’s house. What a treat! I do love this holiday and eating outdoors for what feels like the last days before the real bitter cold comes around. We feasted outdoors for lunch as well before hiking around Rock Creek National Park a bit. I guess I didn’t realize how many friends and neighbors can build sukkahs in their yards when you live in the suburbs. In the city I’d grown accustomed to just visiting common sukkahs in synagogues or if an apartment building was fortunate enough to have large garden space. And of course what’s best of all is getting to see cousins again for the weekend.

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hooray for cousins!Zoe already pouting about going home ;(

hooray for cousins!Zoe already pouting about going home ;(

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I love Storm King Art Center more than any other excursion to see art outdoors! I finally returned to this favorite place – although it was a bit too early to see the foliage change colors – it was nice and cool so that we didn’t burn up out in the sun all day. The kids love running around Maya Lin‘s ‘Wave Field’ and of course my husband and I cannot get enough of Andy Goldsworthy‘s Storm King Wall. The kids couldn’t stop running with their own reflections at the ‘Mirror Fence‘ and I never tire of seeing the mysterious Nam June Paik face sculptures in the grass.

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We usually drive by the center of Kent Connecticut – but this time we got out of the car and checked out all the great sculpture that’s around.  Some photos that I found in my phone:

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Cooler weather is already creeping in here, and just a couple weekends ago we made our last treks to beaches and sand. First we camped at Cedar Point near East Hampton, then returned to our barn in Bridgehampton to seal the deal on relaxing before school and work and schedules take over. We got to quickly run into the South Fork Natural History Museum before heading home, and promise to spend more time there next summer.

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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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some pix of our summer thus far –

 

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beach going in Long Island

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lots of tomatoes from our garden – and lots of water trips to stave off the heat

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The cousin crew enjoys Brooklyn for a day

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Zoe didn’t want to let Ezra go to the Grand Canyon without her

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showing Tali midtown and the Rockettes!

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took cousin Tali out for tea in the big city

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Zoe saw Niagara Falls with Aunt Becca and cousin Tali!

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al fresco back yard movies are the best

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large flowers sprouting in our front yard

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a new cousin Angelo was born

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lemonade stands

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friends back from long trips

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trying out the longest slide on Governor’s island

 

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Zoe got her ears pierced!

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Zoe’s penchant for dresses and sandals never ends

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Ezra has been making and photographing his own breakfasts

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and miraculously this boy got to Hamilton for his birthday!

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