Spring is trying to sprung in Jersey! (April part 2, or 3?)

neighborhood friends, nathaniel and elizabeth

the best two grandmothers on the planet

this big girl was pretty excited about baseball.  there weren't enough girls for softball, so she got bumped up to coach-pitch baseball.  she was the ONLY GIRL on her team.

marjorie had baby boy #3, Rohan Frederick Dreyer.  
oh how i wish i could hold him!

sometimes you have to stop in the middle of the road on a bike ride and rest a little


pat had fun being freddy's t-ball coach

date night in philly.  AMAZING restaurant.  chef/owner nick elmi won top chef (our favorite cooking show) a few seasons ago

thanks for babysitting abbi!

laurel feeling a little under the weather (not that you can tell from this picture!)

abbi and freddy and i went to levi leh's birthday party before we took abbi to the airport

is spring really finally here??

firepit at the hesses' house

just in case you ever wondered how well a christmas tree burns in april...

joyful noises!

take your kid to work day

i sang this song in my 5th grade play.  laurel wanted to learn it.


we love fernbrook farm

seriously?  brrrrrrrr

next?  tennis lesson.

mexican feast with doug and amber.  chicken mole and homemade tortillas.  
man, my mouth is watering! 


preparing to say goodbye to the hesses.  
doug had some really kind words to say at his going-away lunch


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.