Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Kicks In

So, despite the exhaustion, we have begun summer and the good days have been good.  Just before Nana arrived, I took the boys to the Big Apple Circus.  As soon as the circus arrived in town, I was delighted that both Jack and Sam wanted to go.  Being unable to get my act together, I missed the special offer on cheaper tickets, but did still get great near ring-side seats.  We had a blast and the boys declared it was even better than last year!  Sammy still does a great impression of one of the clowns - remarkably good and very accurate...what a memory!

Once Nana arrived, we spent a couple of days letting her get over the journey.  With Lupus and other such ailments, the journey tends to take it out of her.  The kids were ecstatic to see her again; they miss her so much as we only get to see her once a year.  

Our first big day trip was to Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow.  It is a working manor house and a place we visit every year.  We were greeted by a lovely lady in 18th century costume who escorted us around and informed us of various historical significances as we went.  Sam and Jack were in fine form with their questions...mostly relevant and showing genuine interest in the history around them.  Norman the cow was a hit, as was the tour of the manor house and the working mill.  My kids never cease to amaze me: if I had told them we were off to learn about colonial history, they would not have even got into the car, but they soaked it all up and loved every minute of it...Sammy raising his hand to ask questions was just delicious!   


  1. Looks like a fun day. I'll remember that trick--don't tell them it's about history!!

  2. Hi Galen, I am resolved to never tell my kids they are learning something again! Reverse psychology all the way :)


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