Mustache Silliness with Mimi

Apr 29, 2021

Our daughter's grandma (Mimi) visits often, and the two have lots of fun together! Here they are on a walk, posing with big sticks as mustaches. So fun!

Happy Easter!

Apr 05, 2021

Happy Easter, everyone! On Easter, we followed our pandemic tradition of making a big pancake breakfast, then helping Gigi on an Easter egg hunt, followed by a gourmet, home-cooked lunch complete with Southern Caramel Cake. We also made time to FaceTime all of our family, and even had a post-dinner Easter dance party!

Maple Sugar Festival!

Mar 30, 2021

March in Upstate New York is Maple Sugar Festival time! That means this is the time when the Maple trees are tapped for their sap to make maple sugar and maple syrup. We ventured out to a festival that included learning about how the process of making maple syrup has changed through the centuries, and having some maple sugar snow. It's like a snow cone, but with fresh maple sugar on it!!

Socially-distanced Zoo Trip!

Feb 25, 2021

We ventured out in the snow and cold to make a socially-distanced trip to the zoo! We all had a marvelous time and it was a great opportunity to step away from our routine and just have fun with silly and wonderful animals! Afterward, we got takeout from a soul food restaurant participating in Black Restaurant Week. The mac n' cheese was sooooooo good.

Celebrating Christmas, Quarantine-style!

Feb 02, 2021

We celebrated Christmas just us, and Jess's Mom, after quarantining to be safe. Our daughter has a very close connection to her "Mimi" so making this happen was very special. We drove around and looked at light displays and took some nice walks, but mostly stayed in and baked, ate, and enjoyed time together.

Decorating for the Holidays!

Nov 22, 2020

Gigi helped us decorate the tree today! She was great at threading the hooks onto the ornament and placing them on the tree! Next, we plan to put the outdoor holiday lights up!

Fun at the sunflower festival!

Sep 21, 2020

We went to a local farm to see millions of sunflowers, eat cider donuts and drink fresh cider! Fall is here!

Family Hike!!!

Sep 13, 2020

We took a hike at a county park that is full of ponds created by glaciers. The warm early-fall sun and the water were beautiful and created a sense of peace. We also saw a number of horses out for trail walks with their riders- which Gigi loved!

Peach Picking!

Sep 07, 2020

We went out to a local farm to pick a very special treat! Donut peaches! They are small, flat and round like donuts and oh so delicious!!!! Gigi’s a natural at picking and helped a lot! We picked a bunch and gave bowls of peaches to our neighbors too!

S’more time!

Aug 30, 2020

We have been doing a lot of campfires and s’mores this month. Even during the week it can be a nice break from the regular routine. Mimi likes to join us too!

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