Picnic in the park

Sunday was a beautiful day here in New York, so we took Madeline out for a picnic in the park.

The outing began with Maddie trying to remove her hat. She really doesn’t like hats:


But once we got to the park lots of fun was had. Here are a few photos taken on the iPhone. More (and better!) pictures
are up on Picasa.




Queens Farm

One of my favorite Seinfeld episodes was the one where George asks Kramer if he wants to come to Queens to visit his parents. Kramer replies “Sure, I love the country.”

The truth is that Queens is pretty urban. But it was once the country — it was farmland. And it is still home to the city’s only working historical farm: The Queens County Farm Museum.  This weekend they are having a little carnival.  Since the weather was so great we decided to head over and check it out.

We had so much fun!  Maddie loved the animals — especially the various birds (think chicken, ducks, etc.).  In fact we learned that she knows the word “Bird!” as she said it repeatedly.  She also saw pigs, which she liked until they came a little too close, and goats.

Here’s a great picture of Madeline and Preston … Many more can be found at the usual spot on Picasa.


What’s Cooking at Our House: Roasted Salmon

Madeline will truly eat anything. We are so lucky.

Tonight dinner was Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Mushrooms. We also had roast asparagus and then strawberries and vanilla ice cream for dessert. I should have roasted the asparagus a little longer — it was a bit too crisp for her. The salmon and potatoes she loved. The strawberries and ice cream were interesting. I think she was a little confused by how cold the ice cream was.

Nice spring meal …