We are trying to make summer last as long as possible by enjoying a family vacation in Orlando. It certainly feels like summer here with temperatures topping 100 degrees. So, when I was challenged to do the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS research I was actually looking forward to a little cool relief. Here is a pic of the girls and I about to dump our buckets on our head. It was a little shocking but definitely refreshing. If you are inclined please take the time to make a donation to this wonderful cause. Happy Wednesday! Enjoy these last few weeks of summer!!
Posts Tagged ‘Life in NYC’
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged als, als ice bucket challenge, ice bucket challenge, Life in NYC, Living in Manhattan, Wordless Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday Pics on August 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Today was a day to hang on the couch and watch movies. In honor of Robin Williams we decided to watch a couple of his movies. To be honest I didn’t really want to watch one of the more serious flicks, didn’t really need an excuse for tears. So, I introduced them to “The Birdcage”. Hilarious. And nothing my little NYC kids couldnt handle. ;)
RIP dear Robin, you will be missed. “Oh Captain, my Captain”.
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged bacation without the kids, cottage life, lake winnipesaukee, Life in NYC, life is good, Living in Manhattan, new hampshire, paugus bay, summer, vacation, Wordless Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday Pics on August 6, 2014 | 1 Comment »
I sit here writing this with my cup of tea, the dog at my feet, sitting in a chair that is overlooking the lake. The sun is fighting to come out from behind the clouds, the wind is gently blowing and the only sound I can hear are the waves lapping on the shore. Perfection.
I love cottage life. I have always loved it. Some of my fondest childhood memories are spending time at my Aunt and Uncle’s cottage on Wood Lake in Muskoka. There is something about the fresh air, trees, lake and pace that are just good for the soul.
Ron, Dopey dog and I are having a much needed relaxing time, doing a whole lot of nothing. Reading, swimming, chasing the ball (Dopey), kayaking, eating, drinking, playing cards, grilling (Ron), chatting (me) and checking out the local town. It is exactly what we needed. Especially Ron who has had a ridiculous work schedule lately.
We are about 1/2 an hour from the girls camp in New Hampshire and I am super excited to pick them up on Saturday but right now, I am going to pour another cup of tea and grab my book. Summer. Life is good.
Happy Wednesday everyone, hope you are finding time to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet in your happy place!
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged dog stories nyc, dog tie-outs, Life in NYC, Living in Manhattan, living in NYC, owning a dog in nyc, taking a dog on vacation, Wordless Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday Pics on July 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
On Sunday Ron, Dopey-dog and myself will be heading to New Hampshire for a week long vacation at a little cabin we have rented. Dopey (our city dog) won’t know what hit him. I have a feeling he will take the State’s motto “Live Free or Die” to heart. A lake to jump into, grass to roll around on, sand to dig, little critters to chase… I am not sure we will ever see him again. But, as per the cabin rules, he will have to contain his freedom somewhat and is required to be tied up in the presence of other people, animals etc. Not knowing how close the other cabins are and if he chases a squirrel if he will ever come back, I made it my mission this week to try and find a dog tie-out in NYC. This is not an easy task, for one, most people do not tie their dogs out anywhere, apartment living and all that and secondly, if they did have such a thing it was for a mere 20 pound tiny dog named Fifi. So I needed to find something that would be worthy of my 100 pound boy. Off to Amazon I went where again I was bombarded with lots of options for dogs that weighed under 50 pounds, these tie-outs were not going to do. Finally I found the perfect thing and it arrived on my door step this morning:
It might possibly be just a wee bit overboard but really, there seemed to be no middle ground and honestly those squirrels need a bit of a head start, right Super Beast????!!!:
Happy Wednesday everyone!!! Hope your day and week are filled with sunshine and ice-cream! xox
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged community ride a soul cycle, Highline, life in Manhattan, Life in NYC, living in NYC, The High Line, walking the high line, Wordless Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday Pics on July 16, 2014 | 1 Comment »
So, I went to a Soul Cycle class today in the West Village to participate in the amazing Anandah Carter’s last community ride before she takes the podium as an instructor. It was incredible. And then when I walked out of class and the sun was shining I decided to walk home instead of heading underground on the subway. I know I am slightly crazy but you all do know how much I LOVE walking in this city and I was already sweaty ;) On my way back uptown I decided to walk along the Highline, because well, why not? So for today’s blog I am going to share some pics that I took while strolling (I had no choice the tourists were out in droves!) the Highline. Hope you enjoy them. And Congrats Anandah!!! Happy Wednesday everyone!!
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged camp packing, Life in NYC, Living in Manhattan, packing for camp pics, packing for sleepaway camp, Wordless Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday Pics on July 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Packing for camp. We drive the girls to New Hampshire on Saturday and although I have had the packing “done in my head” for weeks, I actually had to get to it today. Laundry was done, piles were made and labels were attached to everything except socks, I draw the line at socks!! As of Sunday, Ron and I will be childless for four whole weeks. I will miss the girls terribly but they need to get out of the stinking hot city, away from each other (even if it is only a cabin away) and they need to run around in the great outdoors. And well, Ron and I could use some “us” time. So, back to packing I go… the toiletries await ;) Happy Wednesday everyone!!!
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Camp Mom Blog NYC, Camp Mom NYC, Life in NYC, Living in Manhattan, pics of nyc in the summer, Summer in NYC, summer in the city, Wordless Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday Pics on July 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
The girls leave for camp in a little over a week. It has been nice to have them home, enjoying a no schedule, relaxing start to the summer. It is starting to get hot in the city and this is when it becomes a bit challenging to find activities that do not involve baking in the concrete jungle. So far we have been exploring new playgrounds (with water features), riding our bikes, epic board game battles, play dates, movies and today chilling out with a good book in the a/c. I am also keeping a close eye on the suggestions from my good friend Babette who just started a Camp Mom NYC Blog… be sure to check it out if you are looking for fun activities to do in NYC with kids whether you are a local or a tourist!
Here a few of my favorite pics from the last few days, hope you enjoy them. I will miss the little monkeys when they are gone, but I am also looking forward to spending some time on some grown-up NYC adventures too! ;) Happy Wednesday- stay cool my friends, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged end of the school year, Life in NYC, Living in Manhattan, NYC Public Schools, school's out for the summer, Wordless Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday Pics on June 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
It is that time of year- the end of another school year. Time seems to be flying by faster and faster. Today was the last full day of the 2013-2014 academic year for the girls- third and sixth grade. Crazy. So, today I will simply say that they keep making us incredibly proud with their many achievements and that we are pretty darn lucky, girl drama and all!!! ;) Happy Summer my friends!!!
The end of the school year is fast approaching and with it is a whirlwind of activities at both girls schools. Although I complain about barely being able to keep all the dates of the numerous parties and performances straight, I have to admit I do love seeing their achievements. They are both incredibly lucky to go to wonderful public schools that challenge them academically and creatively. So awesome to see what they have been working on. So, today I am just taking a few minutes to post a couple of pics to recognize my little monkeys and another fantastic school year. Way to go ladies!!! Happy Wednesday everyone. Summer is right around the corner :)