1 From left to right - Jade Hager, Lauren Carnavale, Pippa Nussbaum, assistant designer Samantha Perlman and Devon Botney getting crafty with paper clay
2 AVP, Production Director Marsha Hager and her daughter Jade crafting
3 Camera operator Philip Leaman teaches Walker Pace, Ethan Olko and Daniel Ward how to operate his Canon video camera
4 Daniel Ward, son of video producer Lenore Welby is a director of photography in the making
5 VP, Project Management and Dig Ops Drew Harteveld and Barbara McGlamery talking to the kids about digital production and our website how-to's
6 The kids created a step by step to an activity or craft of their choosing - there were directions for riding a scooter, making grilled cheese and drawing a dragon
7 Mary Pace, daughter of post production supervisor Molly Bradford, thinks about her step by step process
8 Taxonomist, Barbara McGlamery check up on Helen Thornberry on the left, and Layla Goldstein
9 Ben Harteveld, son of VP, Project Management and Dig Ops Drew Harteveld came up with the steps to making pancakes. He listed a griddle or flat pan, a spatula and pancake batter as his supplies.
10 Caroline Reynolds, daughter of AVP, Internet CMS & Application Development John Reynolds chose to tackle "how to make grilled cheese."
11 Camera operator Philip Leaman captured the days activities while MSLO volunteers like Human Resources Coordinator Alanna Goslin and Corp. Communications assistant Alex Stark assisted as needed.
12 Helen Thornberry is hard at work on her project. She is daughter of Grey Thornberry, Sr Design Production Associate
13 Digital Editor, Michelle Preli's daughter Ava was also very attentive and meticulous with her project
14 SVP, Video Development and Programming Kimberly Miller Olko recruits Assistant Marketing Manager Lauryn McLaughlin to take a photo of her and her son Ethan.
15 Hudson DiRe, son of SVP, Human Resources Rochelle DiRe poses for the camera
16 SVP, Video Development and Programming Kimberly Miller Olko looks over son Austin's project, "how to ride a scooter"
17 Walker Pace, son of Director of Post Production, Molly Bradford
18 Senior Digital Imaging Specialist Spyro Ginis with son Mario
19 VP, Editorial Director, SPG Ellen Morrisey and daughter Nora
20 VP Digital Content Kelly Alfieri and her kids Clementine and Nathaniel
21 Executive Director, Creative Services Katie Flanagan and Kendall pose for a photo
22 Caroline Reynolds concentrates on her chosen project for making grilled cheese
23 VP, Corporate Technology Jeffrey Carnevale and daughter Lauren
24 VP Corporate Business Manager Kim Hackett and daughter Karle smile for a photo
25 Pippa Nussbaum and Samantha Perlman discuss Pippa's project
26 Molly Bradford and her kids, Mary and Walker
27 For lunch, the kids and parents were treated to yummy pizza!
28 Jeff Carnevale and his daughter Lauren talked about the gardening project event that was scheduled in the afternoon
29 Home Director - Publishing, Michelle O'Connor and her daughter Sarah Jane
30 SVP, Integrated Marketing Kerry Tucker and her daughter Scarlett
31 Manager, HR and Payroll Operations, Lourdes Rivera and her daughter Cameron
32 Maintenance Associate, Pete Tavares and his daughter Isabel
33 VP, Research & Insights, Michael Gratz and his son Jack
34 Director, Special Events & Project Designer, Anduin Havens and her daughter Harper
35 Digital Editor, Michelle Preli and her daughter Ava
36 As soon as Scarlett finished her lunch, she was ready to head to the reception stairwell to take a group photo with all the kids
37 Beauty Director of Living Magazine, Melissa Goldstein and her daughter Layla with Assistant Managing Editor, MSL Paulie Dibner with Lindsay Falk
38 Editor-at-Large - MSL, Jodi Levine and her son Lionel
39 SVP, Publisher - Martha Stewart Weddings, Amy Wilkins and her daughter Olivia
40 All the kids sat on the stairs to record a big hello to me. As soon as the photo was taken they were ready to head up to the rooftop to do some gardening!
41 Senior Gardening Editor, Melissa Ozawa instructed the kids to line up so they could pick out their pots and plants in an orderly fashion
42 Isabel Tavarez, daughter of Maintenance Associate Pete Tavarez, chooses a terra cotta pot to do her planting
43 The kids had a variety of plants to choose from
44 Senior Gardening Editor, Melissa Ozawa shows the kids how to remove a basil plant from it’s plastic container
45 Kids get shovel-fulls of soil from this big rubber basin
46 Caroline Reynolds, daughter of AVP, Internet CMS & Application Development John Reynolds focuses on planting her zinnia
47 Mary Pace, daughter or post production supervisor Molly Bradford tamped down the soil around her lemon verbena plant
48 Mario Ginis, son of Imaging Specialist Spyro Ginis, adds more soil to secure his plant
49 Ausin Olko, son of Kimberly Miller smiles proudly after planting his sage
50 Catherine, niece of SVP, Finance – Merchandising Ann Henry smiles after finishing planting her petunias
51 Potted poetry blue nemesia plant
52 Isabel Tavarez decorated her pot of petunias with markers
53 Summer Lee, daughter of Administrative Manager, Soo Jee Lee contemplates decorating her pot with markers
54 and moments later, Summer shows off her great artwork as she poses with her mom Soo Jee Lee and friend Jade Hagar
55 Jack Gratz is finishing up his marker drawings
56 After their lesson in gardening on the rooftop, the kids headed down to to the NW showroom to decorate cookies baked by Sarah Carey. Hudson DiRe really loved this delicious activity!
57 Isabel Tavares, daughter of Pete Tavares, was very creative, outlining her butterfly cookie with pastel blue icing and filling it with pastel green
58 Cameron Rivera, daughter of HR and Payroll Operations Manager Lourdes Rivera adds colorful nonpareils to her flower shaped cookie
59 Daniel Ward and his mom, producer Lenore Welby pose for a photo while decorating a cookie together
60 VP, Editor in Chief, EDF Sarah Carey gives some decorating pointers to Summer, daughter of Administrative Manager, Soo Jee Lee
61 The kids loved decorating the cookies with royal icing
62 They came up with so many creative colors and patterns!
63 Sarah Carey shows Huck, son of blogger Natalie Holbrook how to create a tie-dye effect using icing
64 Lauren Carnevale developed a very nice technique to spread the icing to the edges of the cookie using a toothpick
65 Drew Harteveld’s son Ben swirls icing using toothpicks to create a cool effect
66 Mario Ginis was eager to taste the fruits of his labor!
67 Kendall, niece of Executive Director, Creative Services Katie Flanagan, also took a quick taste
68 Lauren Carnevale's cookie icing masterpiece included a Tootsie Roll candle with blue and pink frosting on top!
69 The day ended fittingly with a relaxing yoga session lead by my niece Sophie Slater
70 All the kids were really eager to learn and participate
71 Harper, daughter of Video Director of Design Anduin Havens gets in a nice stretch, getting ready to take on all the great poses Sophie would lead them into
72 Like the mountain pose
73 And the tree pose
74 The dancer pose
75 Sphinx pose
76 And this interesting pose that stretches the back called the bow pose
77 Layla Goldstein really mastered this seated twist pose, which is a gentle spinal twist.
78 Cameron Rivera giggles while getting into the boat pose
79 Sophie instructed everyone to do a lion's roar. This is actually an exercise that works out all the muscles in the face. Summer Lee really got into character with this one!
80 Then she demonstrated the reverse table pose, also known as "Half Upward Plank Pose." This a yoga posture stretches the front side of the body and strengthens the core and arm muscles
81 Not a problem at all for Summer!