cowboy hat in the city.

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i bought myself this cowboy hat at a little western wear store outside of star valley, wyoming when we were visiting in july. it was a very big deal because i was extremely excited as i walked around the place and tried on a million and one different styles and colors (thank you to my family for being rather patient with me during the process)....

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helping your little one transition into the new school year

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eleanor and samson on their first day of 1st grade and kindergarten, two autumns ago in 2017.

eleanor’s first day of kindergarten in autumn 2016. 

samson’s first day of kindergarten, 2017. 

eleanor and samson’s first day of second grade and first grade, 2018.  and below, eleanor and samson’s last day of second and third grade,2019. 

helping your little one transition into the new school year…

next week, schools in new york city (and lots of schools everywhere) begin up again!...

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family camping in grand teton national park!

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in july, our family camped in grand teton national park (we also explored yellowstone for a day since it was about an hour drive from our campsite- photos below). camping was high on our list of something we wanted to attempt this summer together, and since we were planning to see family in wyoming towards the end of july, we figured it was a great excuse to tack on a national park out west to our itinerary and explore the grand tetons together....

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star valley & jackson, wyoming (part II)

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i know i haven’t gotten to the rest of our camping photos just yet, but sharing the rest of our photos from star valley and jackson wyoming today! you can see the first post with more photos from star valley wyoming RIGHT HERE if you missed that yesterday. our last two days in wyoming, we spent in jackson, where josh did a fly fishing adventure with his cousin while i stayed back with the kids and explored a little bit of jackson with them (we mostly just adventured at the hotel pool and found ourselves some playgrounds and rock climbing bouldering walls nearby, plus a bungee trampoline situation which my kids lived for!) once josh got back to jackson, we all did the alpine slides and cowboy coasters together since we could take turns with the babies at the base of the mountain....

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