summer fun

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Flashback Friday — ‘Til the Cows Come Home

It was the summer of 2000 and the streets of downtown Stamford, CT, were alive with a stampede of colorful Fiberglas cows. Naturally, we had to check it out. The Cow Parade was a big hit — for the City That Works and for us. We spent many hours that summer with a 4-year-old Catherine … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Warm Regards from 1997

It’s 8 degrees. The weatherman is forecasting another possible 18 inches of snow for Monday. It’s time to bring out the big guns. At my first job out of college I worked at a weekly paper here in Fairfield County whose publisher had an unbreakable edict: cute kid or pet above the fold in every … Continue reading

Going campy at camp

Yesterday marked the last day of camp for Catherine. The Young Leaders Program runs only five weeks each summer, which is far too short. However, it seems she has distinguished herself quite nicely. The person in charge of the YLPs told her he hoped to see her next summer — which would mean an actual … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Star Power

The 14-month-old who lives next door has been spending weekend afternoons playing in his new kiddie pool. He wears a blue-and-white striped bathing suit and matching hat to splash in. In short, he is too adorable for words. Watching him is better than TV (even “Chopped“!). Naturally every time I see him out there filling … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Life’s a beach party

It’s been cold, windy, damp and, well, generally like winter here in Connecticut. If I could, I’d go to work in a Snuggie. As it is, I wrap myself up in flannel PJs and my bathrobe as soon as the sun goes down, living as I do by the maxim that if it is dark, … Continue reading