Friday, August 15, 2014


I took the boys to the Penn Dixie site near Hamburg today to look for fossils. This is a trip that I've been meaning to do for some time now & I'm glad we went. It wasn't much to look at -- just large piles of rocks. If you dig through those rocks, though, you'll find many trilobites, ancient coral and clams. Sammy didn't want to leave!

Henry liked having a chance to hit things with the hammer and crowbar.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Honeoye Falls

I'll admit it -- I have a weakness for waterfalls. We decided to find the falls in Honeoye Falls this week. I think they need an ice cream shop near the falls. It's a cute little town. :)

There's also a lower part of the falls with a path to it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Another Race Down

Sammy came in first place during his 1-mile race this week. (Again, it was non-competitive, so it was an unofficial result.)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

150th Stamp

We've gotten back into letterboxing this summer. Here are the boys with the 150th stamp that we've found over the lifespan of our letterboxing. We went to Webster Park for a series of stamps. Due to the heavy rains this summer, much of the trail was underwater. (It didn't help that there was also a bridge out.) I had to carry Sammy over many of the deep puddles. (Fortunately for me, Henry was wearing waterproof boots.)

Peach Pie

The boys were happy that it was finally peach season so they could make a peach pie.

Monday, August 11, 2014


I took the boys to the zoo on Monday. It was fun to see that Henry still likes the little stream that kids play in.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mascot Soccer

Sammy & I went to the Rhinos game on Sunday night, while Mike & Henry went to hear the RPO Marimba Band. The halftime show at the Rhinos game was a lot of fun -- they had gathered mascots from different schools and area stores and had them play a game of soccer. Our favorite was the inflatable bowling pin costume from AMF. There wasn't much scoring happening during the game -- the only point scored happened when one of the mascots moved the goal on top of the ball.

Family Visit

Mom & Mary came up to visit this past weekend. There were many options for us to do on Friday night, but we opted to stay in and roast marshmallows near the fire instead.

Saturday morning, we went to the Fairport Farmer's Market and then stopped in at the Perinton Historical Society to look around.

We made lunch, then headed to Charlotte Beach for the afternoon.

After we were done swimming, the boys went on the carousel.

Then we walked to the end of the pier.

Another dinner and fire in the fire pit that evening. Henry played some dinner music for us.

Sunday, we went looking for a series of letterboxes (we only found one) in Ellison Park. Chloe did better walking in the woods than I had seen her do for most of the weekend.

Henry has a little toad friend in this picture. He's hard to spot, but if you look on the top of the stump on the left, you can see him poking his head up.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Stepping Stone 2014

We continued our yearly tradition of making a stepping stone this summer:

Passport to Family Wellness

The boys & I have been doing the Wegmans Passport to Family Wellness trails once again this summer. The boys have a new-found appreciation for the woods and looking for the different animals that we see on the trails. We've been letterboxing more this summer as well.

On the last walk we did before we handed in our passports, we saw a fox in one of the fields. Once he noticed us, he bounded away. My camera was too zoomed in for me to be able to find him again until all that we could spot was his ears:

Mini Bluebird & Chicken

A friend of mine made a beautiful bag for me, so I felt that I should mail her something in return. I made these little birds from patterns from Mochimochi Land. (I was just embarrassed that it took me a month to acknowledge the gift.)

Educator Wind Ensemble Concert

Sammy & his friend got to go to Eastman Hall to hear the Educator Wind Ensemble play there. The concert hall is gorgeous there -- I regret not discovering it sooner. The concert was very nice. After the concert, we all went to Spot Cafe, where Sammy had the biggest dessert that I've ever seen him eat.