Family Trip To NYC: Part II: American Museum of Natural History

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Our second day in NYC was devoted entirely to the American Museum of Natural History. Two boys & dinosaurs, animals, birds, Native Americans & whales….It was seriously a PERFECT day for our little family. The traffic was smooth sailing getting from Queens to Manhattan on Memorial Day {who knew- certainly not the woman at the hotel desk that told me I was crazy. For reals.} We parked on 78th and walked 1/2 block up the Museum….

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{I told him not to smile…in fact, promised him a dinosaur toy if he didn’t smile….}

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Family Trip to NYC: Part I: The Queens Zoo

So, we packed our kids in the Jetta Wagon & drove almost 7 hours to spend two nights in Queens, New York…the main purpose of the trip was to meet the newest Hamilton family member- Angelina Marie- 10 days old when got to see her itty bitty self! I didn’t want to lug all my gear with me on the trip- and really wanted to focus on more on enjoying the adventure, family & friends. So, I challenged myself and brought just my medium-format camera- my hefty Contax 645 {which somewhat contradicts the lugging of gear around}…..We didn’t realize it until the night before- but our best friend’s were in Queens the same weekend {Mac is originally from there & they had family functions too}….as luck would have it, the stars aligned and we were all able to enjoy the most gorgeous day at the Queens Zoo. I really don’t think the kids realized how ODD it was that we were all there….but, we had a blast!

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The PUMAS were a huge hit {as both boys have pairs of pumas that Marcus claims makes them FAST}…Henry: “kitty!!!!!”

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Grace & Marcus held hands the entire time, of course.

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Our little buddy Sam & his grampa!

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Word to the wise: this merry-go-round goes about 50 m.p.h….thank goodness they were buckled in & Daddy was with Hank!

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red_icecreamHorrible, non-organic food…but, um, we were on vacation…The corn was chewy…but Marcus LOVED his street sausage. Like seriously loved it- he wouldn’t swallow the last bite because he claimed “I don’t want it to end.” Go figure…. xx

{contax 645. kodak porta 400. processed & scanned at foto factory, littleton, nh}

 

earth day: prospect farm, lunenburg, vermont

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goatsFor Earth Day yesterday, we took a trip up to Lunenberg, Vermont  with some friends to visit Prospect Farm. We are super excited to have our first season as CSA members- and I wanted the boys to see the farm…and  we got a chance to meet all the babies on the farm. Goats. Pigs. Chickens….

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{shot on my my con tax 645 with kodak porta 400} xx

maple sugaring: new hampshire

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A few weeks back- really, it was only a few weeks ago that we had this much snow- we went maple sugaring with some friends….It was cold & wet…and I both my boys were pretty cranky {and turns out they had/were getting double ear infections…whoops!} But I did grab some cute shots of our little friends- Gracie & Sam. baby sugaring sam

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Marcus & Gracie playing house…yellow lab snow film