|We have spent the last week in New York visiting Steve's family.|
|No worries. Adele knows how to dress herself for hikes.|
|Most of the time the weather was gorgeous, which makes fall all the better.|
|The young terrorists in the family convinced the tyrant parents that a school playground would be just as much fun as a great trail a long drive away. They were right.|
|We did take a long ride to visit the New York State Museum.|
It was definitely, absolutely, worth the trip!
|The kids had fun running around, and we had fun watching them.|
|Not to mention that there was a carousel. I loved it so much I cried.|
|There was also an awesome escalator, but no tears here.|
|Janet and I took a lot of pictures, but she was lucky to have more help than I got.|
|Adele and I celebrated her birthday a little early. No cake, but there was a present which we all ended up enjoying very much.|
|We participated in a great family tradition: Listening to stories.|
We were mesmerized.
|We wouldn't let Steve quit reading.|
We had to move to the table so Janet could feed us while we listened.
|We ate very, very well. Most of the time Janet cooked for us.|
|Sometimes we ate a meal out. These kids are the very best at restaurants, always willing to try new things, such as mango lassi. Saag. Eggplant. Seriously.|
|Playing at home was also a frequent activity. |
Sometimes I helped with the Lego-playing, too.
|Of course, I always helped with the puzzle-playing!|
|Adele and Pop Ben became fast friends.|
|This was an absolutely wonderful visit!|