Abbi and her girls in NYC

ready or not, here we come!

lunch at chelsea market before shopping in chinatown

grand central station was a highlight, especially "whisper corner"

yummy mexican dinner at Toloache and show #1, Matilda.  i LOVED it.

steel magnolias?  hee hee.

had fun getting a "blow out" with carkey

top of the rock

beautiful view of central park

unplanned lunch at rockefeller cafe, outside right next to the ice skaters


show #2 was... just beautiful!  i think barbara and carley and mom all liked this one the best.

dinner at Le Cirque Cafe.  

truly amazing.  thank you abbi!

the owner of le cirque, Sirio Maccioni

dinner was so much fun that we lost track of time and showed up for show #3 (Phantom of the Opera) about 15 minutes late.   oops!  fortunately, it was our least favorite show.  incredible talent and beautiful music, just no comparison to the other two

sunday morning brunch at tavern on the green

pedicab tour of central park on a GORGEOUS spring day

my cheeks hurt from smiling so much

it was pretty perfect

last but not least, frozen hot chocolate at serendipity III

a fabulous whirlwind weekend.  

Spring Break 2015

Pat and Laurel enjoyed a tour of Philadelphia with some friends from the chapel on April 2nd.  I hope I get to go next time!

But this time I got to hang out with my little buddy at his first day of "farm school"

Miss Lydia is the best teacher.  Look how big T-bone is!?

we love fernbrook farm!

meanwhile, this boy is testing his boundaries all. day. long.  lots of "talks" on the little couch in mommy and daddy's room.  

good friends and goooooooofy daddy

batting practice

easter buckets


the kids and I headed south after church on Easter Sunday

yummy lunch in chicago airport.  freddy started to feel a little puny.

buddy and kissy picked up laurel and freddy at the memphis airport and took them to clarksdale

cousin time!!!

i spent the night in tupelo and then flew right back to philly the next day.  got some things done around the house.  when we found out we aren't moving (that's right, we'll be in jersey for another year), i agreed to let the kids change rooms and separate the bunk beds

freddy rebounded for a fabulous spring break in madison, mississippi

these two are not afraid!  thank you buddy and kissy and ms becky!

they got to see meme and julie and evy in laurel.
laurel got a mani/pedi with kissy...

they went to a baseball game

and even swam in the crazy cold lake!

mommy and daddy had a date night in philly.  just what the doctor ordered. :-)


March 2015

march came in like a lion

game night/chipotle feast/going-away for Team Leh

i haven't laughed this hard in a while.  check out Pat's drawing of "Rambo."  

the tooth fairy must've just come from brazil, bc laurel got some very special brazilian coins that night!

my friend cara was in philly for a conference and we got to have a sushi date

we told him that perhaps "falconie" wasn't the best name for this guy.  
so, here, i give you freddy and his falcon, "Zit."

daddy/daughter or princess and her hero dance


what a foursome!

mr tom came to visit and got a full dose of spidey-ness

happy 10th birthday jude hess!!!

he needed to fix his car.  hilarious.

happy st. patrick's day!!

happy boys in the woods

gettin kinda old...

"mommy, this pink one inspires me..."

swim lessons with team leh

lala's 1st grade program


bowling night.  
WHY oh WHY did we not do this every friday night during this long winter?  
(oh, i don't know, maybe bc the league bowlers HATED us after one night??) 


gonna be very very different without all these folks next year :-(