Sunday, April 12, 2015


Brooklyn, 2015

It was finally a proper spring day and we headed to Dumbo to celebrate. This was the first day Oscar's really worn proper shoes and he looks like such an old salt in them! Meanwhile, not a bad view for a playground, is it?

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Williamsburg, 2015

Axel is really into introductions at the moment: if I walk into the room and Will and Axel are there, he will gesture to me and say "This is my friend Mama." Or, if I approach when he's playing with his brother he might say, "This is my friend Ozzy." Then again, he is a little confused about how everyone relates. Oscar has learned to call for me by saying 'Mamamamama' in the mornings before either Will or I come into the room. Axel likes to clarify, "No Ozzy, she's not your Mama, she's my Mama!"

In other news, trapped in a cycle of awful stomach viruses and work deadlines and dreary rain. But I did get a second to read this post by Anne Lamott, which is very good and pretty spot on.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Williamsburg, 2015

We had a good, if blustery (and sugar-addled), Easter weekend. It included dinner at the very excellent Meadowsweet, a catchup with friends at The Heyward, a walk to McGolrick Park, and a good deal of jelly beans. Here's a look back at Axel's first Easter.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Oscar: Thirteen Months Old

Oscar, 2015

Oscar! He is getting more Oscar-ish by the day: fearless, always wanting to be in the thick of things, with a hysterical chuckle and a very good nature. I think Axel is coming around too...

Here's a peek back at his older brother at a little over thirteen months old.

Monday, March 30, 2015


Williamsburg, 2015

A busy week: it's finally (almost, sort of) warm enough to walk out without a coat, but I'll take it. I've seen blocks of the neighborhood I haven't seen in months! So that's something to celebrate.

We've been continuing our weekend tradition of heading to random pizza joints with the kids, this time to Patrizia's, which was very old school. And we checked out a new wine bar, The Camlin, which seems lovely.

Catching up with friends from various eras of my life and feeling grateful for crocuses (croci?) peeking out through the ground here and there, even while there are still the odd snowflakes in the air.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Williamsburg, 2015

Perusing the Brooklyn wildlife and trying to enjoy the last (I sure hope it's the last) snow of the season...

Monday, March 16, 2015


Axel, 2015

We went to the Children's Museum of the Arts over the weekend, plus pizza at Houdini's in Ridgewood.

I also finished The Goldfinch (a year and a half after I started it), and watched Boyhood and Tracks. So....If you're looking for cultural recommendations that are at least a year out of date, you've come to the right place!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Axel, 2015

We are back in Brooklyn and Axel is seriously busy. I think he had some fun adventures on our trip but he really is happy to have been reunited with his toys, classes, routine, and friends.

Monday, March 9, 2015


Eleuthera, 2015

I was back in an office today, in Midtown, with views of gleaming skyscrapers and everyone bustling through the streets in a grand mood because it's 50 degrees here. It's very surreal to be back, but I am feeling quite positive about the next few months and spring in the city.

We did so much organizing before this trip, and schlepping of gear, and baby carrying, and getting up at all hours with babies who were not in their usual beds, but truly it was so worthwhile. I feel like both boys grew about two inches and that their understanding of the world expanded immensely. I'm gad to suffer from the travel bug, even when a saner person might decide to stick closer to home with two toddlers.

It was good to be reminded that there are other places out there, beyond the hustle and hassle of New York. And it's always a pleasant surprise to come home and find that I still love it tremendously. Still, I am sad to be back in a cubicle, even if it's just for a short project. I loved being outside from nearly dawn 'til dusk and so physically active all day long.

Here's to hoping this warm-ish spell lasts and we can start going for long family walks and adventures again here.

I am meaning to write up a little guide to our visit, and soon. For now I'm holding down the fort while Will is away on a work trip and am busy settling back in at home.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Few More

Bahamas, 2015

We are on solid ground in Brooklyn, still shaking sand from our suitcases and feeling sort of hazy and out of it (in a good way.) I was a little worried I'd be dismayed to be back, but Williamsburg has it's charms and it seems like we missed some nasty storms.

It was a fantastic trip, and although there are always some hairy moments traveling with very young children, it was such a special holiday. I think just seeing all the color lifted me out of my winter rut!
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