Snapshots of Our Week | Documenting Spring Break

Last week the kids were off school for Spring Break... it didn't seem so spring-like though, so I named it "Spring of Deception Break" instead! The weather was cold, gloomy and rainy. It snowed (but luckily didn't accumulate) on a number of days. I took Logan to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese on Wednesday, and then we met Lila and Eric's mom, Marge up in Copake that afternoon.

Copake was cold and overcast as well, but we made the most of our time there. We drove to Stockbridge on Thursday and visited the Norman Rockwell Museum, where there was a really amazing exhibit by the illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi. We left with a couple of his books from the gift shop. We finished off our day with a meal at the Great Barrington Brewery. On Friday, we went to the Museum of Firefighting in Hudson, which was surprisingly impressive! There were dozens of vintage fire trucks and memorabilia, and some fun activities for the kids, too. Also, they had a real dalmatian there! 

On Saturday we visited Olana, which is a historical site, and was the residence of the artist, Frederic Church. The views of the Hudson from there were amazing! 

It snowed on and off all weekend, but we still very much enjoyed our time upstate (and hopefully, knock on wood, that was the last of the snow!).

The kids are back at school this week and we are looking forward to a warm weekend! The Weather Channel is saying it will be in the mid-sixties! 

Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. If you'd like to see more of her recent documentary family photography, head over to her Facebook page or follow her everyday adventures on Instagram. If you are looking for a family photographer or lifestyle videographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to document your family, small business or event, please contact her for more information.