Thursday, October 23, 2014


It wouldn't be Autumn without child labor. :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

13th Anniversary

Mike & I went to Lamberton Conservatory for our anniversary again this year. I love the little quail that run around inside.

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Then we went to Warner Castle, where we were met with a half-blind, but very friendly cat that followed us everywhere. (It's in the picture below, looking through the middle doorway.)

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Feeding the Ducks

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My brother and his family came up to see Henry's performance. While we waited for our table to be called at the restaurant the next morning, we went to feed the ducks near Schoen Place.

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Ruby was a little cranky that morning, but we managed to snap this picture.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hochstein Young Musicians Wind Ensemble

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Henry had the opportunity to be part of a group through Hochstein Music School. He worked hard at it, practicing every Saturday for a couple months. My in-laws, brother & his family, & my mom came up for it. We were very proud of him.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rocket Launch

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On Tuesday, Sammy's class finished up their rocket unit with a model rocket launch.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ithaca Adventures

For Columbus Day, we met up with friends and wandered around Ithaca. We stayed at the Ithaca Hotel, which was very conveniently located near the Ithaca Commons and had a pool.

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This horse was across the street from the hotel.

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Once everyone was assembled, we (minus Mike, who had to work) wandered through Buttermilk Falls.

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There were lots of stairs (around 700), but the views made the trip worth it.

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After the falls, Mike joined us & we headed to the commons to see the stores and get some dinner. Henry got a dragon/dinosaur/Gamera hat for his Halloween costume.

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On Monday, we went to the Museum of the Earth. It was okay, but I felt that many of the things there were similar to displays that I had seen at other science museums. Maybe we just wander through too many museums...

We also got to go to the Moosewood Restaurant for lunch. It was delicious. :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Scarecrow Festival 5K

One of our crazier days this month started with Sammy & Mike running the Scarecrow Festival 5K, followed by a soccer game and band rehearsal, followed by a playdate & teen center fun.

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Mike & Sammy did pretty well for themselves.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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Mike's mom took the boys to see their first Broadway show -- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was extremely generous of her to do so, and the boys enjoyed seeing the show. Sammy liked the mechanics of how the sets changed. Shea Theater was beautiful as well.