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It seems like only yesterday that these were the tiniest little caterpillars in a jar (a gift from my boss when we realized we purchased the wrong kind of fuzzy critters for a photo shoot). I think all those pink petals on our front walk make the butterflies very happy –

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I miss the littles, but I am certain they are having a great time since the adults/counselors there are unable to take/send photos. They must be so busy! I love that they get a little tennis and a little swimming each day – something that is easier said than done here in NYC. Here are a couple of sweet photos from this week – the kids making a sand city again (photo by SangDok Baak) and a friend who dropped in on lunch (by Loren Bevans).

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Ezra indulged me on his birthday and let us return to this pretty place again – with its gorgeous view of the Hudson and glass house full of succulents. Grandma and grandpa were in town and met us there, so we got to show them our favorite garden in/near the city (it’s in the Bronx). Making butterfly hats in the newly renovated Wave Hill House was just the icing on the cake.

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I haven’t seen much of the ocean this summer, but the kids have been getting their fill of the lake. I had no idea that there was a Water Sport weekend here in the month of August – it was such fun. A slip and slide, cannon ball diving contests, sand castle building, and scavenger hunts for coins that you later turn in for prizes. And my favorite part: lakeside dinners.

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not quite understanding how to do a cannon ball

not quite understanding how to do a cannon ball

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Zoe loves the huge moths and friendly butterflies.

Zoe loves the huge moths and friendly butterflies.

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While in SoHo we had to make a stop at a shop that I remember visiting back in 1993 when it first opened. Not quite a fossil, but a fixture in the neighborhood for sure! Where else but NYC can you find a shop that prides itself in offering the unusual – including human skeletons and replica skulls? We explored the “mysteries of the natural world” (as Zagat put it), with two floors of exotic gifts including shells, taxidermy, jewelry fashioned from fossils, and other curiosities like jarred butterflies. Ezra seemed to love the ‘medical’ aspect to it all but Zoe stayed in her stroller, calling the place “too scary”.

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