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During the last 2 days of Hanukkah we visited family in the Boston area – and after another session of gift-opening we got outside to do what Bostonians do: bump into history everywhere! We went to see the Wayside Inn while the weather was temperate and we could do a short hike around outdoors. Ezra loved seeing a musket loaded by a minuteman. And we visited a small schoolhouse where the poem ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ was written!

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We got another urge to explore Brooklyn and found ourselves wandering around the Lefferts House at Prospect Park. Apparently the house isn’t open on weekends this time of year but the kids still get inspired running around its yard. Ezra is very into the Laura Ingalls Wilder series of books these days – so seeing a horse-drawn wagon and water pump just makes him the happiest kid ever. We will have to blog about this place once we get on the inside of the house!
And Zoe loves being near the carousel at dusk when the lights on it twinkle. It’s worth mentioning that her outfit was inspired by her need to look like a ‘ladybug and a bee’ all in the same day.
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Last week all the parents in our ‘hood seemed to be abuzz about this article, and everyone wanted a lesson on making maple syrup. We were worried about running into huge crowds, but a friend suggested this Long Island farm and we drove out to it on Sunday.
We were pleasantly surprised by the manageable amount of visitors, and the gorgeous grounds. It looked like an old European farm that fell out of a fairy tale. Unlike the farms we’ve seen stocked with tractors and large industrial equipment – this farm had quiet peach and apple orchards, and some animals amidst a wandering path that went into the woods. Ezra was engrossed in all that the guide had to say about the difference between Colonial, Native American and current maple sugaring. They had a wigwam on site where they usually teach about LI Native American culture, and when the toddlers got bored there were plenty of sheep and goats (and bunnies) to see. We cannot wait to get back in the spring when everything is in bloom! Here are just some shots – more pix of animals and wigwam to come soon:





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