We were up at the crack of dawn to see the White House – a tour that kept Ezra entertained (but Zoe was a bit bored by the rugs and china – in her eyes, this was all there was to see.) We got to catch the Cherry Blossom Parade, ran to the Freer and Hirshhorn Galleries, and even managed to jump on a carousel and enjoy the outdoor sculpture garden by the fountain. The weather was amazing so we just couldn’t fathom going indoors…
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Travel, tagged Asian art, bloom, blossoms, Cherry Blossom Festival in April, children, floats, Freer Gallery DC, Hirshhorn Gallery DC, kids, modern art, painting, parade, sculpture, tours, travel, Washington, White House on April 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged children, family, holidays, Jewish life, kids, outdoors, parenting, passover, Pesach, seder, warm weather on April 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
We had Passover indoors AND outdoors this year. After the kids did a play about Moses parting the sea and the 10 plagues, Zoe offered to get up and sing some Frozen tunes. Even though she didn’t have all the lyrics down, I couldn’t have been prouder of her performance AND her chutzpah! The weather was so nice that we had the 2nd half of our seder under the stars… what a great way to finish off the first night’s seder.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Jewish Life, Parenting, Travel, tagged blooming, cherry blossoms, children, cousins, family, flowers, hyacinths, Maryland, nature, outdoor play with kids, parenting, passover, photography, spring, Washington DC on April 16, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Just back from spending the first night of Passover with cousins in the DC area – where everything is blooming a little faster. Cousins romped in the driveway, and we checked out the cherry trees blossoming in Chevy Chase. Some clever little boys even set up a lemonade stand and reaped the benefits of a lot of foot traffic. Ezra is already excited to do this again in the next few months.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, guitar shop, kids, LIC, Long Island City, music lessons, NYC, Queens, spring, ukulele, weekends on April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment »
My husband and Ezra are taking ukulele lessons on Saturday now. According to my husband this is the perfect little instrument for tiny hands, and Ezra loves it. He rocks out like a Hawaiin rock star.
Look what I found! Growing in front of a building in our neighborhood.. a flower! A real flower! Things bursting up out of the ground everywhere finally. Spring might really be here!
Enjoy your weekend
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged 6 and 7 year olds, acting, children, costumes, hand made, home made, Jackson Heights, kids, play at ps 222, public school NYC, Queens, schools, spanish dual language, theater, wolf on April 4, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Ezra’s teacher told us – the night before Ezra’s play – that he would need a wolf costume to perform in. All I have to say is thank GOODNESS we know someone who use to design costumes for Lion King! Thanks mamma Loren and Brad for lending us a wolf costume. We couldn’t have pulled this one off without you! See the morning of the play, and then Ezra on stage in the photos below –
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, Colombian, dance and song, day care, flags, food, international day, Jewish life, kids, NYC, parenting, preschool, Queens, school, teaching kids diversity on April 1, 2014 | 1 Comment »
With teachers from Colombia and India, Zoe was really struggling to pin down ONE ethnicity that may represent herself or our family. We are kind of a hodge-podge of ethnicities – but since Purim happened so recently, Zoe really wanted to make hamentashen and carry an Israeli flag around during her ‘Rainbow Song’ for International Day. She belted out her song and ate everything that the other kids brought in – bean cakes from China, Irish soda bread and empanadas to name just a few!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged art, childern, installation art, kids, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Long Island City, modern art, MOMA, NYC, parenting, PS1, Queens, sculpture, Thai artist, travel on March 28, 2014 | 1 Comment »
MAN we need to find some new stuff to do. We are revisiting the same museums – but thank goodness they have new ever-changing exhibits to be excited about! I for one cannot wait to spend more time outdoors. But the Korakrit Arunanondchai exhibit at least had some fun, giant denim cushions to sack out on. Basically the kids love any art they can touch or climb on. Check it out this weekend: