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I’ve been volunteering at Ezra’s school and have been helping a teacher who – as it turns out – just may be Ezra’s teacher next year. She’s wonderful, and finds all sorts of outside activities with the kids so that they can get involved with the community and enjoy its diversity. A few weeks ago she took them to an Indian restaurant for lunch (I loved being in her classroom in the a.m. while she played tabla music to ‘get them in the mood’.) This week she volunteered the class to clean up a vacant lot near our house. The kids had to clean out the trash and then plant perennials that will hopefully cheer up the neighborhood for years to come!

Ms Wilches and her students get to work!

Ms Wilches and her students get to work!

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Zoe insisted on wearing white for gardening.. ?

Zoe insisted on wearing white for gardening.. ?

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I’ve been slow to post because our days have been filled with food, folks and fun. Not a bad summer, eh? We visited some friends in Maine who showed us their amazing garden, a backyard teepee, introduced Ezra to geodes, and helped us find fresh seafood (ceviche sushi and lobsta!) in scenic Portland. The much cooler temperatures up north was just an added bonus to an otherwise perfect weekend…

(thank you Hillary, Aaron and Devorah!)


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We went to Rochester New York to visit grandma and grandpa – and Ezra is nuts about their garden. He loves picking sugar snap peas and blueberries, and loved sharing his new gardening knowledge and skills with his little sister. Nothing beats having city kids who fully appreciate a romp in the yard and grass in the morning. I’m pretty convinced that my city kids tend to take this in more than their country cousins – who have it at their fingertips all the time. That said I do remember when I was younger – my brothers and I would get frustrated when my parents shooed us outdoors and took us away from our toys.

Do your kids still use the backyard, or is it a struggle to get them out?


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