While we still haven’t had a sit-down tea party here (yet), we did get to stop in on Alice’s Tea Cup on the upper west side. It was too hot outside to enjoy hot tea but Zoe loved the sweet flower shaped sugar cookies (and all the princess dresses)! Later she stole my phone in Central Park to take pictures of her feet, and then met a friend in the fountain at the Time Warner building.
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We had a rare and wonderful opportunity to go to the circus one rainy afternoon (thanks to Ezra’s friend Brad, and family). We’ve been to the circus before but it’s a kid pleaser whenever we go. This one in particular kept the kids engrossed with dogs doing tricks, pretty white horses parading around the ring, and a troupe of stunt bikers from China with excellent costumes! The NY Daily News raved “The new edition of the 35-year-old circus known for a single ring and audience-friendly intimacy is filled with polished acts and fun facts.” No lions, no elephants and no shooting anyone out of a canon. It just goes to show that when it comes to kids, sometimes less is more.
Photos 7 and 8 from bigapplecircus.com
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I think everyone heard the news about the window washers who were stranded on the Hearst building. When we looked up (from the floor where I work in the same building) we couldn’t see them – and when I look out I can just see this lovely view of Central Park. I imagine that the view of the park is even better from the outside and from 20 floors higher but – I definitely would NOT want to be dangling from scaffolding to see it.
My old boss Gayle King at Oprah Magazine tweeted from a few floors up – while workers cut away at the glass and rescued the 2 men. Just another average day in New York!
First off, I have to apologize for neglecting the blog. We’ve been so busy with the end of the school year and a LOT of work for mom and dad (always a good thing in this economy, right?)
Ezra got a little one-on-one time with his grandfather and his dad this past weekend. He went to the Mets game which he hasn’t done since before Zoe was born. Apparently they went from sitting in the upper decks to moving on to the 2nd row on the third baseline — and Ezra even got to go home with a game ball! Ezra wouldn’t put the ball down for 2 days … taking it everywhere he went and comparing it to another signed baseball that his Bubby gave him years ago. Oh and he DID get to try Cracker-Jacks for the first time too!
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More photos of all the building/engineering outdoors, invented race cars and dinosaurs (from Field Station Dinosaurs, NJ) that we found at the World Science Festival ..
It looks like the girls from Sweet Fine Day were there too! Check out their post here.
Have a great weekend!
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