Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Meet my mom and dad

Meet Anna.  She's in advertising and enjoys spending time outdoors and eating sushi.  Meet Gene.  He is as big as a tiger and enjoys cooking and spending time at grandma's house.

Like mama, like daughter

Ivy and I sporting matching dress and tiara

Selfie Stick

Our first (and likely our last) selfie stick photo!

Monday, July 27, 2015

New York, New York

Not that I needed it, but just another reminder of how much I love New York.  After all these years, that skyline is still impressive.

 Tom Fruin, Kolonihavehus
Jeppe Hein


Baby Ivy is 3!

Ivy, when you were born, Violet was 2  years and 3 months.  As I held you in my arms, I thought, one day you too will be a toddler -- a big girl!  At the time, the thought seemed silly and truly unimaginable.  It's 3 years later and you've blossomed so much since those early days.  You walk and talk and have the determination that can only be compared to your mother's during a game of Candy Crush.  You're independent and strong willed and never ask your parents for anything --mostly because you go after it yourself.  Truthfully, it's terrifying and I am not surprised when I find you trying to stack two chairs together to reach your toys.  While all the signs of you being a big girl are right there in front of me, in my mind, you will always be my baby Ivy.


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lancaster (Dutch Wonderland)

Our first trip to Lancaster was so much fun that we decided to do it again (and it didn't disappoint).


 




DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Lancaster

Summer

Few things are as magical as summers at my mom's house on Long Island.  The beach, the fresh air, kids enjoying the outdoors, the rose (not pictured here), and of course the local farm stands are just some of the reasons why every weekend we spend there feels like a mini vacation.