photos and update

We've been up to so much fun lately that it's hard to keep up. I welcomed myself back to Park Slope with a slice of The Chocolate Room 's famous chocolate cake, met one of my favorite writers (see below), took the girls to a puppet show in a neighboring playground, and cheered our Sooners in their win against Texas. Yesterday we summed up our courage and rented a car for our first experience driving through the city. We had an unforgettable day picking our own apples at a New York orchard with our friends, topped off with grilled cheese sandwiches and chocolate shakes at a great diner.

apple orchard

at pumpkin patch
We picked out our own pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch, too.
jen lemen

Last week I met Jen Lemen in Manhattan for dinner. I'm sure my many friends who are fans of hers will be jealous. It was an evening of passionate storytelling and lively conversation, as I'm sure you can imagine. Here is Amelia modeling a couple of Jen's newest items:

dreamer bag

The Dreamer Bag: conspicuously optimistic in NYC

dreamer shirt
Pink Dreamer Shirt: Ballerina skirt not included