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Little Zoe is proving to be quite the gymnast.  We finally got her to a gymnastic class after getting worried that she’d knock over furniture at home – and she was given an award at the end of all the sessions for being such a great listener.  I think she looks pretty dang proud in these photos, doesn’t she?  And we are mighty proud of her too:

 

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so fearless – I hope she never loses this!

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and Louie rubs her feet when she gets home

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Ok I’m realizing my blog is becoming about the constantly changing temperatures here but COME ON! We’ve gone from snow storm to sudden 70 degree spring day so it’s definitely worth mentioning, right?   When I look at my previous post and see all that snow, and then realize that I’m about to post some “trips to the beach images”, I’m reminded of how crazy this Feb weather really has been.

But more importantly: we’ve found a new beach.  We drove to the Fire Island Lighthouse after a friend recommended this hike to the shore via the more inland parking lot area.  And what a nice surprise this all was!  We spotted deer who lingered just 10 feet from the path, and learned that our new rescue dog (who hails from Nebraska) is as in love with the sea as we are!  The only downside: we were NOT the only ones with this brilliant idea – the beach was backed with other beach combers in late Feb!  Go figure..

 

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Louie loves the shore as much as we do

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beach was full of people in late Feb!

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hello deer!

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Zoe just had to shed her coat

 

 

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Last week when we were in the Boston area for Papa’s funeral, the weather was crazy. It seemed fitting seeing as Papa was born in the first week in March and his mother use to say he was as ‘unpredictable as March weather’. We had some crazy January weather that bounced from balmy and warm to a foot of snow and back again. Finally most of the piles of snow have melted off the sidewalks here in NYC but the light on the snow in my brother’s yard was so pretty. And our dachshund friends Max and Mia proved to be great therapy dogs (they got lots of pats that week) during a trying time.
I’m hoping this weekend allows us to get outside again (here you’ll see that only Ezra and cousin Sophia braved the snow, while Zoe and cousin Paul stayed inside.)
We hope you enjoy your weekend.

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pat me, and your blood pressure will drop - I promise!

pat me, and your blood pressure will drop – I promise!

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While we don’t celebrate Christmas at home, we know and love a lot of people who do. When we were in Boston we went back to cousin Paul and Sophia’s house and enjoyed all their holiday decorations. And the relatives even left a couple gifts under the tree for the kids! We got whopped with 8-12 inches of snow which the dogs (Max and Mia) loved looking at – from the windows. I think the snow got too high for little dogs to even stand in!

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After we went camping , we went to Saugerties to check out the town. We stopped into Lucky Chocolates for ice cream and discovered their fun collection of chocolate treats. While Zoe ate homemade blue berry ice cream, Ezra loved checking out cases of chocolate nuts and bolts, dogs and cats, horses, shoes and they even had pretty little crystal cream flowers in a variety of colors. When we were seated outside the kids loved viewing the miniature amusement park in the store front window … while the parents nibbled on salted caramel covered in dark chocolate – yum!

Have a great, safe and dry 4th of July!
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We had a rare and wonderful opportunity to go to the circus one rainy afternoon (thanks to Ezra’s friend Brad, and family). We’ve been to the circus before but it’s a kid pleaser whenever we go. This one in particular kept the kids engrossed with dogs doing tricks, pretty white horses parading around the ring, and a troupe of stunt bikers from China with excellent costumes! The NY Daily News raved “The new edition of the 35-year-old circus known for a single ring and audience-friendly intimacy is filled with polished acts and fun facts.” No lions, no elephants and no shooting anyone out of a canon. It just goes to show that when it comes to kids, sometimes less is more.

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Photos 7 and 8 from bigapplecircus.com

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We spent the day in Soho checking out Opera Gallery on Spring Street. It was really David Mach’s gorilla made of metal coat hangers that lured us in… we could see him from the front window. Once inside we not only got a taste of some newer art (loved Dustin Yellin’s collage-like works glued to multiple pieces of glass), but we also met a French and English bulldog and got our dog fix.

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portrait of KISS made entirely of broken vinyl records!

portrait of KISS made entirely of broken vinyl records!


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