Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for December, 2012

Wow what an amazing December we’ve had. Our Chanukah was incredible – now that Zoe is near 3 years old, it was so nice to spend each night lighting candles and experience her excitement opening presents. THEN we saw cousins in Boston and had a taste of Christmas, and ended all the holiday madness by mid-December (which mommy kinda liked – I had the end of December to kick back and enjoy the season). During this past week Ezra had his winter break from school. We spent some of the week exploring Manhattan, and the rest of the week romping in the snow in Connecticut (more on all that snow – soon to come!)

Meanwhile ..
the start of last week our cousins came in to visit us from DC/Maryland. We had Dim Sum in Chinatown, followed by ice cream (yes, so good you even want to eat it in the cold) from the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory:

IMG_3656

IMG_3655

IMG_3654

IMG_3680

IMG_3684

IMG_3689

IMG_3692

IMG_3696
IMG_3662
IMG_3664

IMG_3666

IMG_3674

IMG_3675

IMG_3676

IMG_3677

Read Full Post »

We went back to the Liberty Science Center in NJ and found they happened to have an exhibit on solar power – Ezra’s favorite subject! Of course we couldn’t be there and not visit the I Explore area with it’s amazing ball machine, troth of rice where kids can dig, and Climbing Challenge whose bottom level is modeled after what lives under the street (rat exhibit included!)

But really the highlight was the Solar Race Car exhibit … if I could, I would purchase the whole thing and put it in Ezra’s room. It included solar panels that he could expose to light, to stop and start individual cars. It could easily keep him occupied for hours.

IMG_3332

IMG_3329

IMG_3337

IMG_3365

IMG_3351

IMG_3354

IMG_3357

IMG_3366

Read Full Post »

On our way back from the Boston area we stopped in to the New Children’s Museum in Connecticut. They had the most interactive kid’s Egyptian exhibit I’ve ever seen, and a feeding hour where the kids got to see all the animals around the museum getting fed. We loved the giant ‘light bright’ board and toddler room with magnetic wall and a play log cabin. Zoe got to do a weather forecast and Ezra found the basement level full of lego buildings and race cars.

IMG_3556_2

IMG_3560

IMG_3562

IMG_3569

IMG_3574

IMG_3576

IMG_3587

IMG_3601

IMG_3604

IMG_3616

IMG_3618

IMG_3621

Read Full Post »

photo from Martha Stewart

Read Full Post »

It doesn’t get any more fun than hanging with friends in the bright lights – big city:
(see more fun city pix here via one of our favorite blogs)

dlAttach-2.php

Rockefeller Center's tree by day

Rockefeller Center’s tree by day


a fountain filled with pine branches

a fountain filled with pine branches


dlAttach.php
covering all holiday bases

covering all holiday bases – but where’s the menorah?

holiday lollipops with friends

lollipops after meeting a Santa

Bryant Park's tree and skaters

Bryant Park’s tree and skaters

IMG_3085

Read Full Post »

Yup. Most people have chips and dip at their house but my new-found snack is gelt dipped in peanut butter. Yum! I’ve read various other things to do with gelt (put in a blender to add to milk shakes or smoothies) but really I can’t hold out to process them any further than getting them out of their thin, tight little gold wrappers. I’ve maybe made the effort to cut up bananas and sandwich a slice between 2 pieces of gelt (somehow I’ve convinced myself that this is a slightly healthier take on the Oreo) — it’s no wonder I’m loosening my belt, over gelt!

Next year I promise not to buy the humongous bulk pack from Costco.
What are YOU snacking on this weekend?

dlAttach

Read Full Post »

he waits for his electric scooter to charge...

he waits for his electric scooter to charge…

dlAttach-1

dlAttach-2

dlAttach-5

dlAttach-6

Paul as Santa's helper

Paul as Santa’s helper

dlAttach-8

wiped out

wiped out

the tree at night

the tree at night

sweet sleep over

sweet sleep over

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 195 other followers