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Ahhh you know we love this place, and don’t get out there as often as we use to.  I’m really hoping to carve more time out this summer to enjoy my favorite routine of  “First lake time, then feast” :

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Ezra and his dad were invited to GMA for a father’s day grill off … which was postponed to the last day in June.  Their challenge was to create a side dish to compliment the main dish  (which was Tony Roma ribs).  They made Ezra’s great grandmother’s potato salad with some minor changes like mustard mixed in with mayo, home grown dill and keeping the skins on the red potatoes.  We won a grill and a year’s supply of ribs!  And best of all they got to meet the GMA crew:

 

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Ezra gets a moment with George

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from our TV at home I catch Ezra peeking at the camera!

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End of the summer, trying to play on the lake in the rain, Loren created a humongous paella, fishing, figs from Megan’s yard, and Zoe cannot seem to take her mind off that nest swing. She wants to swing in it all day! Her feet hanging out of the front… slays me. The level of cuteness is ridiculous.

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For the first time ever we all slept in a tent together. On the hard ground. Under the stars. We woke up to the sound of water babbling just by our campsite – the kids can play in nature forever. We banned ipads and electronics, and the older kids discovered they liked to find low hanging branches where they’d create woodland shelters. Our campground at Rip Van Winkle in Saugerties, NY has a heated pool and hay rides at 4 pm on Saturdays to keep kids further entertained. It was a great way to start summer!

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our sleeping quarters

our sleeping quarters

even the dolls have sleeping bags

even the dolls have sleeping bags

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finding fun shelters

finding fun shelters

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lots of critters

lots of critters

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getting solar power to charge up the parents' phones

getting solar power to charge up the parents’ phones

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Hand made cards, flowers and grilling+chilling at the new picnic peninsula on Pier 5 in Brooklyn. It was a perfect day.

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a great view of lower Manhattan from our table!

a great view of lower Manhattan from our table!

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We are lucky to be able to escape the city and go somewhere quaint and peaceful. Of course Ezra wanted to bring his iced tea to the country – but I’m not sure his price increase worked on the biggest ‘sale’ weekend of the year! I love that the kids sleep so well after a day of running around outdoors … which is an added bonus when the grill cools off and parents can talk.



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This weekend we went to see our friends in Cornwall CT again (see here and here) and helped them spring clean. During the weekend we were able to squeeze in some summery fun like: setting up new camping tents, sleeping for one ‘practice night’ in the tents, grilling salmon and eating purple potatoes, seeing the lilacs and lily of the valleys in bloom, and finding ponies to visit at the farm down the road. I’m already excited to greet warmer weather!

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