Way Out West

Walks in the woods, changing leaves, new friends, new place to lay our heads. We’re learning the plants and the playgrounds, which library has the best puzzles (Downtown) and which one the best blocks (Southside). Winnie dressed up as Hermione for Halloween (or, HERMIONE GRANGER, as Winnie says, EXPELIARMUS!), Mike was Harry Potter, Georgie and her Ergo were Dobby, and I was Snape, with some unfortunate hair.

The food is good, the weather is good. We’ve found our church and our grocery store.  We have a turquoise license plate on the car, which looks pretty great.

We miss our friends in New York, and we feel very lucky we were able to see a handful of special people and places on our way out west. Come visit.

 

 

 

 

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Upstate

Meet your new BFFs, the Bean:  Uncle Franklin and Auntie Eleanor.  We were just reading some books about infant sleep when your papa hopped up from the cushy bronze bench to snap a quick pic.

Also note that your mama hauled you up a snowy, icy incline to catch a peek at a frozen mountaintop lake— but she wore appropriate footwear to do so.

Finally, know that your papa plans the best weekends away, where the three of us can snuggle up in stocking feet with heaping plates of steak, kale, and citrus-fennel salad and read the Little House Cookbook while it rains, like a gaggle of goofs.