Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Thursday, December 26, 2019

NYC Christmas tour

Stacey brought her camera along for the walk through the city on Monday night and it was a great evening with all the festive highlights!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Back to School First

Another first for the school record book: first day starting in September! With our move to NJ last fall we made it to a district with a post-Labor Day start for the first time. Since the girls were at a charter school that always started early in NYC, they had class the last week of August and our summer always seemed to be shortened by a good few days. Of course I was usually not complaining but it did seem a bit off. So today was our first time waking up after a quiet Labor Day recovering from the cousins' departure to a FULL day of school. No half measures here! And the girls were excited. Starting 3rd and 6th grades and you can see in those smiles they are ready!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Coney Island Farewell

How do you say goodbye to New York City and to summer in one perfect day? Head to Coney Island, Brooklyn, of course! Our farewell weekend with the cousins included a leisurely ramen lunch and Diego-in-charge hang out on Saturday (while we snuck away to karaoke) and then a ramped up Sunday at Luna Park in Coney Island. The cousins were guaranteed an amusement park visit and after briefly considering Six Flags, I thought this was the better option. Why not enjoy the beach views and the famous sights of one of New York's best summer attractions? The day was a solid success and according to Sara it was her favorite part of the trip. Our girls impressed me with their roller coaster prowess and I think they enjoyed racing to and fro with their unlimited wristbands.