Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Local Park

We are lucky to have a couple of parks close to us but our favourite is the park next to the local station. It is quite small, although the photos make it look quite big.

There is a small river that runs through it and is home to a variety of birds, Ive even bought a book on the birds of New York so I can swot up on my latest sightings.

There are also a family of geese, the goslings are very cute and growing unbelievably fast.

We often spend an hour here, have a little walk around and then put out a blanket and sit for a while. There are lots of trees so plenty of shade from the blazing heat of late.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Baby M got her first teeth quite early, the first bottom two were through just before 4 months. Now, at 7 1/2 months tooth number 8 is coming through. The five in between all came through at the same time, she did really well and wasnt too bothered by the 5....number 8 is proving to be a little painful for her. As I am still breastfeeding all these teeth have been a little painful for me at times too! ouch!

Sunday, June 05, 2011


Baby M is everywhere, everywhere that she shouldnt be! We need to do some serious baby proofing, she wants everything thats she isn`t supposed to have. Wires, remotes, phones, shoes.....!

She is crawling about everywhere now, well it`s more like an army crawl on her knees and elbows..she has crawled properly a couple of times but she gets around much faster scrambling about, very cute....very tiring! :))

Her new favourite thing to do is to lie `in` her bouncer saucer and look at the window! At first she could only get in and not get out but she can do both now, clever girl!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Storm King

We planned to go away for Memorial Weekend but as we all came down with a fever and a cold in turn we didn`t! The only day that all of is were feeling pretty ok was Sunday so we decided to head out for the day.

Off we went to Storm King,

This place is about an hours drive from where we are. I am not particularly arty and I know nothing about sculpture but I really enjoyed it. It was an interesting place.

The only downside was that about half of the park doesnt have any shade at all, so in the heat it is quite hard to get round especially with a little one. However, they do have a tram service which will drive you round the whole park, this was great. We were lucky to get a seat though. I wonder if they put on more trams as the days get busier(?)