Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

Well, before school started we ran off to Connecticut again (and to the Hamptons too but that post is to come). Trying to get as much lake, beach, outdoors as we can before the weather shifts. School has been gently ramping up again – I’m pleasantly surprised by how responsible Ezra is being about his work and Zoe always loves the challenge. Let’s hope it continues. Meanwhile we let the kids choose their ideal meal on this dreamy weekend…


the kids have a dream dinner of grilled pizza, burgers and dogs!


Tom doles out treats to Louie (left) and Jem


Zoe and Luca put their life vests on, jumped in a canoe and paddled off! These little adventurers forgot to ask their parents about this…


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How did this year fly by so quickly? I can’t believe it’s nearly June… JUNE!!
Well we tripped out to ‘cation house again for some of the weekend – where we saw a car show and met the neighbor’s dog Kumi. The sun poked its head out for a bit so that the kids could hone their kayak rowing skills, and then we needed to get back to the city for a busy week of E&Z’s dad working days and nights. If the blog goes a little radio silent for a bit, we will be back soon after the crazy work spell is over! Meanwhile some shots from our Instagram feed:

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traffic on the Whitestone Bridge getting out of town

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a car just her size!

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Lily of the valley

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a found nest in a fallen branch

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Ezra took this great shot of Kumi the dog

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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:



so fearless – I hope she never loses this!



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 packed with other beach combers in late Feb!  Go figure..


Louie loves the shore as much as we do


beach was full of people in late Feb!


hello deer!



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.





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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