Music Together

Yesterday the girls stumbled on some of our old kids’ music. First they landed on some really insipid stuff from a CD that someone had given me, and I came into the kitchen and said, “Oh my gosh, that stuff was awful even back when you were a toddler! You’ve got to get some of … [Read more…]

Yogurt and Blood

Hey! Look what moved into the ShopRite plaza in Niskayuna. I worked at TCBY for one of my high school jobs. They told me that I’d get sick of eating there, but I never did. If I got bored with yogurt, there were waffle cones. . . or candy toppings. . . or wet walnuts. … [Read more…]

Cartwheels Gymnastics Center

J’s been going to gymnastics at DC Gymnastics, and she likes it very much. But its location, near West Gate Plaza in Albany, is a serious schlep for us. So I was super-excited to hear about Cartwheels Gymnastics Center opening in Clifton Park. We went to try out a class recently. The first and most … [Read more…]

Capital District Family-Friendly Hikes Plus Rock Climbing, Gymnastics, & Ice Skating

Over the weekend,  The Daily Gazette included a list of Schenectady County hikes. I compared it to my list of Family-Friendly Hikes and realized that I was missing some, so I updated the page for you. At the bottom I’ve also included a couple of my favorite local nature-appreciation blogs as well, just in case … [Read more…]

Albany Institute of History & Arts Family Festival and LEGO® Building Challenge

Hey! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent yesterday with family, too, and we really enjoyed the weather. The grown-ups spent all day and into the night around an outdoor fire pit drinking wine and continuing to eat too much, while the cousins  constructed a tree fort/pirate ship. Pretty ideal. Today I went … [Read more…]

A Few Gift Suggestions

When I was pulling together events yesterday, I noticed plenty of events have different prices for members and non-members. It reminded me that I think that I think museum memberships are a great gift request, especially if you have relatives who want to get stuff, stuff, and more stuff. If you become a member of … [Read more…]

I Brave the New Niskayuna ShopRite

Okay, I wasn’t going to write a post about this. It’s only a grocery store, people! I’ve been muttering that and shaking my fist every time I see ShopRite traffic. Which is, like, all the time. But ShopRite is now my closest grocery store after the Niskayuna Co-op, so of course I’m curious. I even … [Read more…]

Back-to-School Fashion

I mentioned that on Thursday we were preparing for clothes shopping. At the time, I’d hoped that we’d spend the morning sorting clothes and the afternoon shopping. Alas, the sorting took longer than expected, and we ended up too exhausted for a big shopping trip. We ended up taking one trip to Justice and JC … [Read more…]