My Birthday Was Redeemed

Friday, February 28th, 2014

My birthday got off to a rocky start this year, but in the end it became a month of celebrations. After being sick on the day of I was pretty down about the whole prospect of birthdays and endless winter.

But it definitely had its shining moments.


Santa 2013

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

This year’s visit to Santa, which took place the weekend before last, began with tears and ended with suspicious tolerance. I’ll write more about our holiday traditions this year when I’ve got a second to catch my breath, but for now I’ll let these photos speak for themselves.



Thinker Linkers

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

makerfaire1Thinker Linkers are one of the big things on our holiday radar this year. We took Hannah to Maker Faire New York last month, and these full-size wooden building sets were out for kids to play with. She immediately took to them and dove right in with the older kids, picking up planks and trying to get in on the innovation. She was so enthusiastic that some of the older kids started an alliance, with a boy taking charge and warning the other kids not to let Hannah near the structures they were building (she does have a penchant for destruction, but she just wanted to play).


New York Comic Con 2013

Monday, October 21st, 2013


I went to NYCC last weekend, one day on my own and one day with Hannah. She had her picture taken with Batman, who was taking his NYCC duties very seriously. Hannah had no idea what was going on.

Here’s my official GeekMom writeup of the weekend.

Pumpkin Picking

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

We took Hannah to Atlantic Farms on Saturday, just like last year, to get a pumpkin and visit the petting zoo. We stopped at Hinck’s next door for lunch first; it wasn’t as crowded as last year, and still insanely delicious. Confession: we may have gone at least once over the summer to get a turkey dinner fix. Who can just save it for the holidays?