This Week

Okay, honestly? I’m going to be a little lame tonight. I’m visiting family and I’ve already stayed up too late. So, I’d started this post with the intention of sniffing out more for you to do, but at the moment, I’m just not up for it. Here’s what I’ve got: Multiple Days: Ringling Bros and … [Read more…]

Albany Children’s Book Festival

At Amy’s urging, the girls and I finally made it to the Albany Children’s Book Festival. This annual festival has been growing each year, and today’s event included about 70 children’s authors and illustrators, exhibitors, and kid-friendly entertainment. It’s held at The Albany Academies, which judging only from the Albany Academy for Girls’ athletic center, … [Read more…]

Fairy Houses

I just realized that I forgot to post about M’s favorite activity during our Mother-Daughter Camp-out: fairy houses! One of the dads had encountered amazing fairy houses in his travels. (A little closer to home, you can find some fairy houses at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.) He and his daughter were excited to share the … [Read more…]

Boots? Sweater? Coat?

I’m getting fed up with being sensible. My brain is creating intelligible, perfectly reasonable statements, but by the time they flow out of my mouth all anyone can hear is the “Wawhn-wawhn-wah-wah-Wonk” of that teacher from the Peanuts cartoons. It’s seriously frustrating. Okay, so it’s almost May, and the sky is blue with puffy white … [Read more…]

Giveaway Winners and Week’s Events

Hooray for the winners of the family 4-pack of tickets to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus! They are Katie (comment #5) and Betty (comment #11). Thanks to everyone who participated and commented. I always appreciate hearing from you. If anyone just wants to  buy tickets, you can click here. Or if you’re … [Read more…]

Tulip Alert, Suspense, & Links

Hey! In case you haven’t already subscribed to the newsletter, I wanted to make sure to let you know that the tulips are out already! So if you want to get in a photo op, you’d better get on that! Personally, I can’t get enough of kids and flowers. I’m especially a sucker for the  … [Read more…]

Circus Giveaway!

It’s that time of year again. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents FULLY CHARGED! at the Times Union Center from May 2nd to May 6th. The circus is always super-fun, and I’ll be updating you when I hear more about any circus brouhaha, like parading the animals in, feeding the elephants, and … [Read more…]