We went to Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village in Montville, CT to see over 40 life-sized dinosaurs on 1.5 mile nature trail.
The girls played on an awesome jungle gym, explored a”MAZE”asaurus, and hunted dinos. Then we ventured indoors where the girls unearthed fossils at The Bone Zone, panned for gold, and dug for crystals in a mine. (Each 10 minutes long which was perf.)
I’ve been wanting to take the girls here for more than a year, but it’s over 3 hours away, so we had to stay the night. We stayed near Mystic, CT, explored the seaport, and had dinner at Mystic Pizza. You mean THE Mystic Pizza from the 1988 classic staring Julia Roberts? Why, yes. Yes it was.
Stella started school today. She's in the Green Room this year with new teachers Ms. Dana and Ms. Oneyda. We have a new school director as well, so the school feels different this year.
Stella met her teachers for the first time yesterday. Alana took her because I had Jury Duty, and said she had the teachers rolling with laughter and that she was super talkative and funny. She had so much fun she didn’t want to leave.
She was super excited to go to school this morning and felt very comfortable at drop-off.
Stella had a great summer with CleAnn. She loves her almost as much as Ava. We'll miss having her around. She starts back to school tomorrow too.
Our last weekend of the summer was spent in Fire Island with our old friend Grant, his beautiful wife Alex, and their two boys Knox (age 4) and Rex (age 2). It was fun spending time with friends and bringing all the kiddos together. The Frankel's are wonderful and gracious hosts. We love you G-love and fam!
I cherish the weekend in Amagansett with my besties. This year none of the boys could make it, except August of course, who is 13 YEARS OLD now. The ladies drank rose, ate delicious cheese, and indulged on desserts. The kiddos swam in the pool, made slime, caught lightening bugs, and played together. It was a fantastic weekend.
Thank you for everything Tammy — you're amazing.
We explored Staten Island for the first time making stops at the Build-a-Bear Workshop, Red Robin for lunch, and the adorable Staten Island Zoo.
Alana took the girls for their annual summer trip to Victoria Gardens in Central Park.
John and I got to squeeze in an afternoon at the splash park with the kids before we headed back to NYC.
Auntie Jenni gave the girls matching shirts and goodie bags for the celebration. And Ava and Jenna had sleepovers together on the pullout sofa in the little apartment with Ninno & RG almost every night.
The girls had the best time playing on the beach and swimming in the pool at The Cove.
John put on his annual fireworks show. Our surprise guests were Bis & Ethan who drove down from Cocoa to see/help put on the show.
The girls can't get enough of Jenna. They look at her like she's made of chocolate. 😍
Feeding the catfish in the hot sun at DJs deck, while Mom & Dad eat oysters & fish sandwiches.