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Wow what an amazing 2 weeks – with some great kids who got along seamlessly for all those days and nights. And a special thanks to our hosts for putting up with us under foot for all that time! For memory’s sake here’s a recap via instagram photos by Ina Seow:

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How did I do this? How did I let US Open photos linger in my camera and not post them? The US Open happens in our backyard afterall – right here in our hometown of Queens NY. So we get there as often as we can (see last year’s pix here). Well thankfully I didn’t trip into autumn and then post these very summery, very ‘hot day’ shots of the kids out on the court, and gazing at tennis-ball themed Smart cars. Even the fountains were going around the globe for the occasion! (Check out the fountain’s drier days in the winter and spring here.)

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Swimming, playing tennis, ice cream hour from 3-4 pm (sorbet in pineapple skin… a new fave!) and of course a firework show. Some new baby birds took up residence in the overhead lamp at the lake house:

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The great advantage to living in Queens (among other advantages) is feeling like the US Open is a neighborhood affair! Over the weekend we got to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day for the 3rd year in a row. Ezra loves checking out some of the newest Mercedes models (and got to meet the company president, as well as my favorite Olympic star/gymnast from my youth Nadia Comaneci). Zoe loved the face painting and tennis players on stilts, and we even got to watch Roger Federer play a round or two!


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Now that we are back home – kicking around in our own neighborhood for the most part – we are finding local fun things to do . One exciting event that’s coming to our backyard soon is the US Open and our little family has discovered that we love tennis. I’ve never hit a ball around in my life and now even I cannot get enough of it. And that tiny tennis racket that my husband gave to Ezra when he was a baby – it’s finally getting some use. Meanwhile recently there was a ’10 And Under’ Tennis day in our VERY local park. We got a lot of play time and instruction AND got to register for free tennis lessons in the fall! Ezra was even interviewed for a local news channel, NY1. US Open, here we come!

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