Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Phone Photo Cache

Sometimes, you just have to empty out the pictures from your phone without any rhyme or reason.

Someone turned 40!  And it wasn't Ellie.  But we spent the day in Brooklyn celebrating anyway.

I can't help it....I just LOVE this little white denim jacket.

How many Schneider kids does it take to spin a salad?

Because squishy baby bottoms are the best ever.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Boat! She Runs!

After a terrific start to the season, the boat broke down again...But look!  She's back!

We celebrated with a really fun day with the Walkers.  
Down the Harlem River (much more fun on the boat than on our daily train commute) and then up to Sleepy Hollow for a little beach action.  All hail Buddy the Boat!

Swimming in the Hudson?  Sure!  Just don't think too hard about it.

Summer Fun

Apparently this is what goes on in the backyard while Brian and I are working. :)


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Happy Fourth!

We had a lovely, chill Fourth of July this year.  Usually we've hosted some big barbecue extravaganza, and while it's always been fun, we're trying to keep things a little smaller this year.  So we just had one of Gabe's school buddies and her family over.  I swear we weren't swayed by the fact that the father is a chef and smoked pastrami and corned beef AND made a blueberry pie to bring over.  Really, not swayed at all.

Anyhow, it was lovely and we made it to the river for the fireworks and ran into people we know, and in general had a perfect small town Fourth of July.  I loved it.

We also dog-sat for the neighbors...and yes, this happened.

My brave boy climbing the rocks by the river.

It looks like Mira approves of glow sticks!

Like I said, perfection.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Dorothy sent me this shot a couple days ago.  I can't believe how big she's getting.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On the Move

Look what's happened in the last two weeks!  Mira's crawling!  This video is from her very first morning figuring it out, and now she's ALL OVER THE PLACE.

And now she stands too!

She's so damned proud of herself.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Kindergarten Graduation

How on Earth is Ellie a first grader?  This is clearly impossible.

Getting ready to sing at the Spring Concert.

Her fake mortarboard is the cutest thing ever.

She brought Gabe up with her to get her diploma.  So sweet.

Thanks, Mrs. Daley!

And this is Jordan.  Her boyfriend.  Except they "broke with each other" because she was just "tricking him" and wasn't really his girlfriend.  And so it starts.

Summer Fun on Father's Day

Gabe discovered water balloons this weekend.  The world will never be the same.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Throwing Rocks


So Sri turned 41, and we all celebrated by visiting his favorite hometown amusement park.  Chocolate for everyone!

I am so happy the kids are developing an appreciation for Air Hockey.  

Gabe was loving all the rides, except the kid roller-coaster.  Neither of them were a big fan of that bad boy.

Mira taking a mid-morning bottle break.

Ellie and her godfather.  They had SUCH a good day together.


These two really enjoyed each other.

Betty thought it was HYSTERICAL to copy Mira.

No 41-year-olds birthday party is complete without a make-your-own-pizza party.

And a visit from a slightly disturbing Hershey's Kiss!

Happy Birthday, Uncle Sri!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Auntie Diane's

Still playing catch up around here!  Last weekend (two weekends ago?) we went to Auntie Diane's house in Long Island to celebrate her son's marriage and catch up with all the extended family.  And the kids spent the whole day in the pool. They're waterlogged.

Go Mira!

Gabey and Pierre are fast friends.  Language barrier be damned.

Ellie was so excited to make a whirlpool with the big girl cousins.  "I made three new friends!" she said.

Monday, June 8, 2015


Ugh...I'm so far behind...I promised I wouldn't drop the ball on this blog...but here we are....posting pictures of Memorial Day weekend two weeks after the fact.  Oh well. Better late than never, and all that.  We went to the Poconos!

Amy working real hard to show Ellie a good time.

Hrm....Clash of the Titans was on TV at the restaurant...perhaps not entirely appropriate.

Roasting cheetos?  Of course!

Country kids!

And a classic photobomb.

We roasted sausage too...marshmallows are so passe.

And the kids played with caterpillars for hours.  Look how dirty they are!

Finding more...


Gabe and yet another caterpillar.

Then we came home and had a barbecue.  In the street, of course.

Gabe's typical facial expression lately.

Rosie and Mira!

Ellie had a ton of fun in Auntie Lucy's shoes...

And with her Uncle Rob.