Wednesday, November 26, 2008

lenka on safari

remember lenka? she was our au pair from prague, who always had a great love for nature, especially spiders. well, we just heard from her, and she reported on her recent adventure to africa. here's my favorite quote from her email:

..."Can you imagine me sleeping in a tent in the middle of the african bush???"...

actually, i couldn't imagine that at all, until i saw the photos. i am a very proud host parent!

click here to see her photo albums.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


jaden's bright red locks get cut for the first time!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

tea me

last week cathy and i hit the mall for something i can't remember. probably something unnecessary.

we passed by a store called teavana, which is like the apple store for tea. really awesome. i went in because rich is a tea drinker, and he is in a new apartment, and i wanted to get him a little something. jameson helped us. he was off the hook (in a good way). very colorful. also in a good way. for the record his manager, whose name i cannot remember, was a control freak bordering on a real bitch. we spent a fotune (a tea fortune) and when the kid made a tiny mistake (which he was in the process of fixing) she quietly freaked and sent him away.

our quick stop turned into an hour of education, tea tasting, and a shitload of tea in our bag when we left.

damn that tea is good. i drank a hot mug of roiboos something-or-other this morning. delish. then i follwed that up (i am nursing a cold) with some balducci's packaged chamomile and i almost had to spit it out.

anyway, go get some tea at a local teavana or at

Thursday, November 13, 2008

uv fame


Monday, November 10, 2008

ya mon!

more to come, but here's a peek at my week in jamaica. i'm about to join the 40+ crowd with barbara tomorrow, so cathy and rob took us away, to show us how life will be.

and it looks pretty darn good.

Rob and Barbara on our bobsled & zipline tour

Ya Mon

Welcome to the jungle

Red Stripe only

Birthday buddies

hoboken autumn

a couple of weeks ago we headed to hoboken for a sunday stroll with uncle rich. it was a magnificent day...lunch at johnny rockets, a walk in the park, and some football and chess overlooking the manhattan skyline.

here are some photos: