Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Easter 2016

Easter is filled with tradition for us. The kids dye eggs (and the occasional hand) the night before (we aren't organized enough to do it any earlier), we do a mini egg hunt and picture session at our place in the morning (so I can insure they get candy I want in their baskets), hit the breakfast joint by St. Josephs for egg sandwiches and french toast followed by mass (borne from our inability to make the early mass at St. Peter's and needing to kill time prior to the later mass at St. Josephs), and then Mom Mom's for a far more elaborate Easter Egg hunt and dinner.

But the diner closed in early March, forcing us dine on bagels and croissants before mass. And the acoustics were particularly terrible this year at St. Josephs, so we ducked out early. And instead of our annual family bunny ears photo on the couch, Allen made us hang out in the cold to snap some Cherry Blossom pics by the Senate. And Nora didn't want to do anything but read her book. It was Easter anarchy!

But then Nora finished her book. And we headed up to Mom Mom's where the traditional hunt took place (though in the front yard). And then we had a delicious dinner and some after dinner marble game.

And a very happy Easter.
Easter 2016

(To see all the Easter pics, click here.)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Great Apes!

We hadn't been to the zoo in a really long time (it preceded Parking Lot C re-opening and security checks being implemented) so when Jeremye said he was in town and wanted to schedule a kid meet-up with Lily, Maxim and Leo (and Jeff!), we jumped at the chance. So much so that we got there earlier than everyone else and took a lot of selfies at the "secret monkey statue garden" while we waited for everyone else. Totally worth it.

(Check out all the pics, here.)

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Alphabet City!

Nora has been busy in her Sugarfoots acting class after school this Spring, and it all came together with their performance of Alphabet City.  The kids were great, and the whole play was adorable.  Great job Nora!