12 September 2015


Can you believe it's finally not 95 degrees out there? I am wearing jeans for the first time in eons (maternity jeans, natch).

Summer is over and I am just getting to the Fourth of July.  Editing backlogs have a way of creeping up on you like piles of receipts or laundry.

We went to Rochester for the 4th - Eamon's maiden voyage out of the city.

I think this was an IHOP? Or maybe Dennys. Anyhow, Roan got to eat a waffle for dinner.

Rochester is like 7 hrs drive from NYC, so I got us a hotel room for the night on the way. My only requirements were that they took dogs and there was a hot tub. I found these flowers while walking Gracie on the grounds.

They also had a basketball court at the hotel, which was unexpected.

We stayed in Corning, NY that night, the home of Corningware, and they have an amazing Museum of Glass. This is a stack of glasses all found in secondhand shops and the like.  I kept wondering who dusts.

I know it's tacky to photograph Mennonites but they looked so crisp and clean compared to everyone else. And those hats look almost glasslike, like vases.

We also stopped in at Watkins Glen State Park. It's amazing, but packed with tourists.

Roan and I walked behind the waterfall!

It used to be some Robber Baron's private estate, thus all the beautiful stonework

Rochester at last!  The boys (dads included) spent an entire afternoon constructing and shooting off bottle rockets

Sawyer and Roan

In the dictionary next to "enchanting" there is a picture of this child, Ivy.  With bubbles and lettuce.

Ivy's secret garden

Bedtime stories. Glad to see Roan is paying attention, as usual.

Jerome and Sam with Eamon and Gracie, getting ready for a paddle in the canoe

Their friends Fay (with Elijah) and Pascal also drove up from Brooklyn for the weekend. Jerome with Eamon in the sling

Gracie. Styling by Ivy. Photo by Sam.

Eamon is like this all the time. All. The. Time.

Competitive swinging

Dads and their boys taking a break from all the hard work

B shocked the hell out of us by juggling fire!  Apparently he had a whole other life as a street performer (I'm not at all surprised)

Their neighbors put on a HUGE fireworks display in their yard

Me and Eamon pool lounging

This pretty much sums up how Roan and Sawyer were the whole time. By day 3 Sawyer went to his mom and said "I need a break from Roan"!

Aaand we bookend the trip with shitty Diner food on the way home.  It's the American way.  Happy 4th of July!

1 comment:

  1. Love these!! Sam's expression in the last diner picture is heartbreaking.