really? was this always here?

October 15, 2009 |  Category:   family outings













You know how you sometimes discover cool things only to find out that it’s been there all along right under your nose? When we were buying paint for the apartment a few months ago, Mark and I got lost looking for the paint store, but discovered that the town that my parents live in actually has a charming town center with a park. Like, say wha? How many years have they lived there (10) and this is the first time that we’ve known about it? We finally took the kids for a picnic in that park last weekend and it was lovely – a perfect Fall day. The leaves were just starting to show the slightest tinge of color and the ducks, geese and swans kept the kids entertained.

Later that day we returned to the Nassau County Art Museum grounds to look at the sculptures (another relatively recent discovery). It’s like a mini Storm King practically in my parent’s back yard. And so this is how we spent our cookie-free weekend, recovering from a crazy 2 weeks of too many cookies.

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  • trinsch October 15, 2009 at 4:40 am

    looks like you had a perfect day! such beautiful places and gorgeous sights 🙂

  • Anna October 15, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Good God, these kids and their outerwear. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

  • mrs boo radley October 15, 2009 at 9:22 am

    What a lovely space!

  • sooki October 15, 2009 at 9:51 am

    i am drooling over the dduk!! and the sushi rolls too. beautiful park.

  • alli michelle October 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

    That parks looks wonderful!

  • Qwerty October 15, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Claudine looks so grown up with her red coat!

  • Lecia/A Day that is Dessert October 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    These are magical; the second is my favorite.

  • melissa October 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    such beautiful pictures and i love your girls’ clothes & hairstyles 🙂

  • paige October 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Your children are beautiful. I’m always so inspired by your blog. I think a picnic in the park is definitely a must do very soon. Thank you for sharing.

  • jun October 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I am a fan of your blog. I love the way you inspire kids: place you take them, the way you dress them, variety of food and the beautiful homes. Every moms’ dream.

  • anna October 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I love how you dress up your kids! They look so adorable in their cute little outfits!

  • Kitty October 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Love Claudine’s coat + Mia’s jacket.

    Hehe the mosaic multi headed dragon/snake is rather interesting.

  • jennyd October 15, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    what is that delightful looking mochi-esque stuff next to the sushi?

  • Jenna October 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Jenny – it’s exactly that. Korean mochi, I guess you can say.

  • Ginny October 15, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I like your photos. You have an interesting way of seeing light.

  • Polprav October 16, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

  • Jenna October 16, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Polprav, sure. thanks for asking!