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I’m kind of overwhelmed with how quickly the kids are growing.  I don’t know if I’ve ever written that before – but especially now that Ezra approaches age 12 in August: there seems to be so much more responsibility coming around the bend.  He’s already talking about High Schools to apply to, and we are running into his friends moving around on their own on the NYC subway system.  (I am close to letting him get to Time’s Square for camp each day on his own, but just cannot bring myself to it yet.  It’s great to have theater camp there, but it’s also a known fact that all the strangest New Yorkers are walking around that area of town – in case you are ever acting as tourist there and wondering about this..)

When we went to the beach on 4th July, the kids made dinner for us, and then cleaned up the house before we left.  I’m shocked to see that even all the ‘toddlers on the lake’ in Cornwall are suddenly seeming like teenagers !

Even Zoe moves around on her own lately.  We gave her a few dollars for the Cornwall rummage sale and let her roam freely to shop for a few hours with a friend.  She found a very excellent twin version of Louie for just a dollar!

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What does Zoe do when Ezra is away at camp by day and she’s bored? Get creative of course!
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and of course when Ezra got home, he also had to contribute:
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In an effort to relive my 10th birthday (yeah – denying my new age), my family and I went to Cape Cod for a weekend.  I have fond memories of eating lobster and riding go-karts in this neighborhood – and while much of the terrain has changed since I was younger, we did manage to find fun NEW things to do.  Like this amazing boardwalk beach in East Sandwich: not only was the stroll on the boardwalk over wetlands amazing, but the little inlet near the ocean proved to be a fun stomping ground for kids chasing feisty hermit crabs.

You’re never too old to find new traditions I guess:

 

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over some sand to an inlet

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low tide exposes the layers that are normally under sea!

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walking the boardwalk to the ocean

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a long trek over what NORMALLY is wetland, but we were there for low tide

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the big blue ocean!

 

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bring it on! Lemonade stands and watermelon consumption starts now…

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To send them to camp, or to NOT send them – that is the question every summer. On one hand it seems like a lot of unstructured time, and on the other hand the summer goes too quickly and we miss them as soon as September hits. Then an article like this one comes along and gets us excited about exploring the city again, for yet another summer. Go ahead, click the link. You know you are curious.

Zoe can just craft and create for hours

Zoe can just craft and create for hours

Ezra has been working on this grape vine tent all spring - summer hang out?

Ezra has been working on this grape vine tent all spring – summer hang out?

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Already leaving his sweet little school and going to the bigger school in the fall – how did this happen so quickly? My little man all grown up –

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Some time ago we saw the Figment show at Governors Island – and I completely forgot about the photos I took until now. We love Governors Island because the kids always love a ride on the ferry, and the island is ‘car free’ so we can scoot and bike everywhere. The forts on the island are particularly interesting as well.
Of course being such a huge fan of tree houses – I found the piece by Benjamin Jones to be the most exciting piece in the show. You can see it in the photos below and it’s my newest dream house to date. The ‘giant hands’ were great too and Zoe loved the dress up aspect of the day.

(Another momma blogger from our ‘hood posted some images of Figment as well … check them out here – and note I’m not alone in my tree house lust!)

Looking at Manhattan from Governors Island:


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