This Weekend

Wow, did this week go by fast for everybody?  We had aspirations to try to go skiing at Maple Ski Ridge in preparation for a ski trip later this month, but something about that first ski outing of the season always seems so daunting.  Although, turns out that Plaine and Son is having a tent … [Read more…]

Snowshoe

Yeah, it’s freakishly cold and snowing again.  Let’s try to embrace it, shall we?  I was looking at things to do for this weekend (it’s coming soon, I promise!) and I noticed a few snowshoe-oriented events, so I said, hey, let’s make a post of it, shall we? On Saturday, January 9, at 10 am … [Read more…]

Babysitter, Anyone?

Usually I give you the weekend plans closer to the actual weekend, but there’s a big-deal event that’s really not for the family, anyway.  It’s the Albany Chefs’ Food and Wine Festival, and there are several events, but the cheapest you’ll manage is $50/person.   From what I hear, there are all sorts of delicious items … [Read more…]

Fantastic!

We took a look at our many options, thought about hitting Schuyler Mansion’s Twelfth Night Celebration (anyone go?  how was it?), and then we decided that we just didn’t have the energy to do much of anything. We thought that Fantastic Mr. Fox had passed us by–especially tragic since my sweet husband had run out … [Read more…]

New Year’s Eve

It ain’t my favorite holiday.  I’ve had a dull time, and a decent time, and a couple of horrifyingly bad times.  I’ve gone out dancing with the girls, where we suffered from the high expectations of New Year’s Eve:  each venue seemed either not good enough or too expensive, so we’d wander to the next … [Read more…]

Link-a-palooza, baby!

So far I’ve gathered up more than 70 links to share with you!  My list  includes places that appear to be really unbelievably fun, and I can’t believe I’d never heard of them.  It also includes obvious ones, sure, but conveniently located in one place for you to bookmark and use forever and ever–oh, happy … [Read more…]

Kid Food Adventures & Freebies in Albany

After magic the other day, we did enjoy some culinary adventures while we were in downtown Albany.  We went to Van’s Vietnamese Restaurant on Central Avenue.   The girls loved it–they have some very good child-friendly choices.  Plain rice or vermicelli will prevent starvation for super-picky eaters, but my girls loved the Lemongrass Chicken as well … [Read more…]