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apple picking fun

October 18, 2015

last weekend we took a little fall road trip out of the city for some apple picking fun. we try to go at least once every fall and i am always on the look out for a “less crowded” option… i did not succeed in that this year. we went to barton orchards… it was so crowded i had a feeling that someone queens sent out a memo that everyone should spend the day at barton orchards–argh! luckily, we still had a lot of fun. Continue Reading…

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a family #babymoon day three: animal kingdom

October 9, 2015

this was our first time visiting animal kingdom. in total honesty, i never had much interest in visiting initially… for some reason i always thought it was going to be like a glorified zoo. i was totally wrong. i was actually blown away. the design and detail that went into every aspect literally blew my mind! you honestly felt like you were transitioning from africa to asia after just a short little walk.

we started the day off by having a delicious breakfast with the characters at tusker house restaurant in “africa,” which is where we met mickey! Continue Reading…

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a family #babymoon day two: magic kingdom

October 7, 2015

all of disney world is amazing, but nothing beats the magic kingdom–especially with young kids. we decided to go in the fall because the crowds are much better and we wanted to kick off our halloween celebration early. in the fall, the magic kingdom hosts mickey’s not-so-scary halloween celebration full of late night rides, performances, parades, fireworks and trick-or-treating in costume. clearly this would be a hit with the kids.
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a family #babymoon day one: epcot

October 5, 2015

yes, i believe i may be one of the few crazy women who decides to take a trip to disney world when she is 8 months pregnant, but i was dying for a little travel that would be fun for us–and the kids! i really love disney world and our last trip was so successful, so off we went! it was definitely an unconventional baby moon, but it was so fun and totally worth it. one of the best parts was keeping it a surprise from the kids!

prior to leaving, all we had mentioned to alexa and hayden was that we were taking them on an adventure and that we had to wake up really early to catch a flight. they love to travel and go on airplanes so that was exciting enough–but when we told them we were going to disney world they were so excited, especially considering it was 4:30 in the morning (see nate’s instagram video here). we got them t-shirts with frozen and cars graphics and a couple fun disney toys to take on the flight and off we went.
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the farm life #vermont

September 4, 2015

last weekend we headed out to vermont for a little family getaway–well, actually, it was actually for one of nate’s bike races (the rapha prestige–which is technically an “adventure” not a “race”). i’ll take any chance to get out of town and turn something into a family adventure. we stayed at a vrbo in dorset with a couple more of nate’s bike friends… can you believe this was the view from the front porch. so breathtaking. on saturday, while nate and his friends were on their “biking adventure” for 9 hours (!!!) we decided to visit some farms… Continue Reading…

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when in hershey… #oldnavystyle

August 19, 2015

this past saturday we took a little surprise road trip with the kids to hershey park. we had never been and i was in need of an out of town getaway (i am ALWAYS looking for an out of town getaway!). i’m always trying to dream up some sort of fun adventures for the kids… from what i researched online it seemed to me that hershey park was going to be a hit!  Continue Reading…

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just another manic saturday

July 29, 2015

(i just love these lovely photos that nate captured of the kids…)
it’s been awhile since i just wrote about your average day… and honestly, i would do it more often if i could find the time, but this past saturday is one of those “average days” that i felt especially compelled to share–or at least document so that i can always look back and laugh.

last week i was sick…totally my fault. alexa got a stomach bug and i let her sleep with me and then i picked it up. stomach bug + pregnant = not a good place to be. i pretty much slept/tossed and turned for two days straight. thankfully by saturday i was on the mend–even though i was in a grumpy mood from lack of good sleep and overall achey pregnancy issues. we had a pretty busy saturday planned. alexa and i were going to the upper westside to go to a really close friend’s birthday party–an all girls hair, makeup and nails extravaganza that alexa was super excited about. hayden and nate were going to spend the afternoon on bikes and then we were all going to meet up and go out to dinner. simple, right? well… here is how it all played out…  Continue Reading…

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tis’ the season for roadtrips… and snacks!

July 13, 2015

Roadtrip lxp 1
after almost 10 years of living in new york city we have finally taken the leap into being nyc car owner… some people shudder at the thought of this–we once did! the truth is i was the one fighting for it, specifically during the summer months. as most of my readers know, i am a bit travel obsessed and the thought of being trapped in the city for 3 hot months seriously stresses me out.

as far as planning for road trips, i still treat them very much like planning for a trip on an airplane. it’s all about preparation–which means, its all about snacks and technology! Continue Reading…

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the first hike!

June 21, 2015

when nate and i first started dating we were pretty into hiking… he even proposed to me on a hiking trail! since we have lived in new york–and had kids–hiking has sadly fallen off our list of regular activities. this past memorial day weekend we were trying to figure out how to spend the day and we decided to take the kids on their first real hike! so, we packed some lunches, hopped in our zip car and headed out of the city… Continue Reading…