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Family Costume Reveal!

Halloween this year was such a success! As I mentioned in quite a few posts, this was the first year we did a family costume. Our daughter picked the theme, and she went with Pokemon! My partner was Ash, I was Serena, and she was Pikachu! Figured I’d post a reference pic in case you weren’t familiar with Pokemon XY. And of course, we modified our costumes for Halloween in New Hampshire which is COLD. It was 38 degrees for trick or treating. BRRRRRR. (Oh, and Serena isn’t wearing her usual chunky white sunglasses on her hat in this pic, but she normally has them!) While these costumes were fun...

Weekend Adventure: The Deerfield Fair

This past weekend we drove down to one of New Hampshire’s biggest fairs – The Deerfield Fair! We had a great time, in spite of the weather which was low fifties and just on the cusp of rain the whole day. Luckily, the rain decided to hold off for us until we were driving home! I didn’t bring my DSLR with me in case of downpours however, so all the pics you see are from my phone. Better than nothing! We began our day in the petting zoo area which was pretty great since we had it mostly to ourselves. The kiddo had an absolute blast feeding goats and llamas,...

Child Style #2: September Looks

It’s time for the latest installment of Child Style, where I share illustrations of OOTDs my daughter picks out and wears. I absolutely love illustrating this series, both as great sketching practice and also for memory preserving! I know I’ll look back in a few years and treasure these. Keep reading to see the September looks, and get the latest in five year old style. Shirt: Children’s Place | Skirt: Kohls | Sneakers: Kohls | Backpack + Lunchbox: Amazon The First (Ever) Day of School Talk about a big day! My daughter played it surprisingly tame in all pink. She picked long sleeves despite it being in the mid-eighties still....

Niagara Falls: New York Trip Part 3

Today is the final post about our road trip to New York! (You can read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.) Our third day in New York was all about visiting Niagara Falls. None of us had ever been, and it was definitely one of those bucket list sights to visit that we knew would be equally enjoyable for all three of us! It was pretty magical. While obviously jam-packed with tourists (like us), the falls themselves were as majestic as expected. The sound, the mist, the constant rainbows! And there weren’t so many people that you had to vie for spots to see them; there were plenty of...

The Strong Museum of Play: New York Trip Part 2

Over Labor Day weekend, after a long drive, we arrived at our first hotel in New York. My little adored the hotel room (her first time in a hotel) mainly because the beds are just perfect for leaping about on. We let her go wild… …and soon she was crashing out. It’s a good thing too, as she needed plenty of rest for our first New York stop – The Strong Museum of Play! Strap in for oodles of pictures accompanying this post! I had never been to or even heard of this museum before. This plan came entirely from my partner, who discovered The Strong while judging a Magic:...

Family Road Trip Survival Tips: New York Trip Part 1

On Friday morning, we tossed some bags into the car and headed out on a family road trip for the long Labor Day Weekend! Our destination? New York, to hit up the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester and then Niagara Falls in Buffalo. To no one’s surprise, I took an insane amount of photos (just a tad over 250 snaps) and while I clearly won’t be sharing them all here, I’m still going to share the trip over few posts to save everyone from too much scrolling. The first post: all about surviving a long road trip with a kiddo on board! The drive to New York was about...