On the way there Zahra drew a Lion that actually looked like a Lion - a first for her!
We had the most fun at the MOST (Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse) with our wonderful cousin Xavier.
We made our requisite trip to the Utica Zoo and mommy's favorite part was the wooded nature walk.
Sam and I attended the wedding of our dear friend Matt and his new bride Tina!
The kids discovered the joy of a calculator, otherwise known to them as a "selfie".
And we spent lots of time doing nothing and being together. Utica is great for slowing down for me and the Zs; Sam moves a million miles a minute there to be sure he sees everyone and does everything.