ending summer at the lake.

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so many photos from our lake trip! can’t believe this place is less than a two hour drive from the city. it was the perfect send off to summer, as we crossed a few last things off our family’s summer bucket list while there. first and foremost, josh’s only item he contributed to said bucket list… to “jump in a lake.” i sat on the little sand beach beside the lake with both babies one afternoon watching him swim out into the middle of the lake, and swim freely, occasionally diving off the diving board and jumping, cannon balling and diving into the lake so many times....

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flower dreams.

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we spent a few days last week up in upstate new york at mohonk lake. it was the perfect summer send off, and i have a million photos from our time there i want to share! starting off with some photos from the unbelievably majestic flower garden that was so pristine, i didn’t want to leave it....

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ending summer in leopard.

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i am known to get overly excited about each upcoming change of seasons. and in doing so, maybe start pulling out all my chunky sweaters and boots in 90 degree humidity. it happens in the winter, too…. showing bare ankles in the dead of february because i swear it’s basically spring. during college, i remember thinking i saw the leaves changing outside my dorm room window so it was totally appropriate to pull out a beanie for my head, only to realize when i got down to the street, it was still a sticky and sweaty lingering summer day, even in the first week of october....

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making a cheese plate!

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last month, when my three sisters and i were all in the same city, we made a cheese plate together (and then devoured said cheese plate in a matter of maybe 20 minutes, HA!). during my pregnancy with the twins, all i craved were cheeses that i wasn’t allowed to eat those nine months, so i’ve pretty much been making up for lost time the past three months since beatrice and madalena’s arrivals....

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to punish or reward?

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josh and i read a new york times article the other day and we haven’t been able to stop talking about it since! the one all about what is better for children, rewards or punishments? (the author, psychotherapist heather turgeon, argues neither.) anyway, it’s a short article and definitely worth the read. we keep going back to it in our conversations the past several days and i basically started copying and paste-ing large chunks of the authors advice into the notes section on my phone so i could try to apply some of the ways she articulated talking with children into my everyday conversations with all of mine....

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