pumpkin carving

Ninno and RG had us over for pumpkin carving Halloween party. She made a meatloaf foot, cheesy mashed potatoes, and green beans with a delicious bloody red velvet cake for dessert. For the girls, she made ghost pizzas, hotdog spiders, and dirt cups (pudding cups with cookie crumbs as dirt with gummy worms).

The boys carved awesome pumpkins. John carved a flawless Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie Man for us. 

all of me

Stella and I watched a street performer in Central Park sing this song. I was holding her so we danced a little, but when I looked at her face, tears were streaming down her little cheeks. I said “Oh honey, is the song too sad?” And she said “It’s sad but I like it.” 😍

She’s a tough girl who likes to wrestle, but has a sensitive soul who cries at sad movies and sweet songs.  

pumpkin patch 2017

We went on our 5th (Stella's 4th) annual family trip to White Post Farms. This year we had Ninno & RG back and GrandMom as our special guest.

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We also got a couple of family photos, which is rare.

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Check out previous years at the pumpkin patch here: 2016, 2015, & 2014

mystic dinos

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.

first day of 3's preschool

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.

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fire island

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!

amagansett 2017

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.

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grandmom & granddad fun

The girls had a blast in Florida visiting GrandMom, GrandDad, and their cousins. They went to the Central Florida Zoo, Animal Kingdom, and local splash park, while John, Churchie, and I toured Iceland on our motorcycles.

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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. 

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The girls had the best time playing on the beach and swimming in the pool at The Cove.