A Fantasy Evening

Last night I said that I’d love to hear about volunteer efforts in the Capital District, and the folks at All Over Albany have some suggestions here. Also, Matt Baumgartner of Friday Puppy/Bombers/Biergarten fame, is asking for donations to help out Jumpin’ Jacks. Oh, and I forgot: I meant to link to DelSo, who just … [Read more…]

Trying to Keep Up With It All

So, I’ve been adding updates to yesterday’s listings because I keep remembering things that I forgot.  Sorry. So, check again if you’re looking for more fun, and feel free to add comments, because I’m not blowing your favorite activities off, I’m just. . . tired. Also, the TU’s Ballston Spa blog tells us you can … [Read more…]

Week of July 11th

Sorry that I’ve been such a slacker. Yesterday we visited the National Zoo, today it was the National Museum of American History. In fact, this morning I was standing in front of the Greensboro Lunch Counter trying to explain its historical significance to M when she interrupted me. “Mom,” she said. “Stop explaining it to … [Read more…]

Weekend of July 8th

Hey. We’re in Washington, DC. Yes, it’s a little bit too much travel too quickly, but it couldn’t be avoided. Hence my tardy post. Also, perhaps some slacking tomorrow. My children were keeping me humble today. Four actual quotes, all today: M: “What’s that on your shirt?” [answer: streaks of deodorant] M: “What’s that on … [Read more…]

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Today J said, all those sayings are wrong. Which sayings? Well first, she explained, instead of March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb, we had a lion, and then a few days of lamb, and then more lion, lion, lion. And then, the April showers are bringing May showers instead … [Read more…]

Some Specifics for This Week

Folks have been asking for more information about the upcoming Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus hoopla. If you’re thinking about buying tickets, here’s the link. As for the free stuff ahead of time, I called Mr. Circus to pump him for information. The Animal Walk planned for 6:30 am on Wednesday is when … [Read more…]

Some Random Items

I woke up this morning to find both girls in front of the tv watching the royal wedding. As Will & Kate walked out, J sighed dramatically and gasped, “Oh, Mommy, isn’t it romantical?” Meanwhile Cute W lamented that he had perhaps unnecessarily raised their wedding expectations by turning on the news in the first … [Read more…]

Recovering from the Holiday

I dropped by my neighbor Mary‘s today to introduce her to the splendor that is Taylor Ham, and she informed me that Easter Monday used to always be a holiday. Sounds good to me. We absolutely could have used a recovery day after several days o’ fun. We went down to NYC on Thursday and … [Read more…]

Last Week in April

Happy Easter! We had several days of fun, and we haven’t quite recovered yet. Here’s what I’ve found for this week: All Week: The Gillette Carnival is at the Wilton Mall in Saratoga Springs beginning on Tuesday and continuing through May 1st. Visit the Baby Animals at Hancock Shaker Village every day from 10 am … [Read more…]

Ciccotti Center, Easter Crafts, Circus Giveaway

Perhaps you’d think that after a health department shutdown at the Ciccotti Center in Colonie, I wouldn’t want to bring my precious darlings back. Ummmm. . . nope. I definitely follow the “let’s strengthen their immune systems”school of parenting. We had an excellent time. The kids played for 3 1/2 hours, and the older kids … [Read more…]