While we were in Cornwall we walked across a field to Brad’s Aunt Nan and Uncle John’s house. Remember Aunt Nan’s shadow box art that I mentioned here? Turns out she loves to make paintings as well as sculptures out of gourds (so many gourds!). She even creates giant chocolate chip cookies, fried eggs and slippers by felting wool. The kids loved exploring her art and yoga studio (created from a chicken coop) and had even more fun using the dog door near the front entrance!
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Food Adventures, Jewish Life, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Astoria, carnival, children, friends making plush dolls, halloween, helps kids sleep at night, kids and crafting, Lyla Tov Monsters, parenting, PBJ station at party, sleep, synagogue on November 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Remember we did this post about our creative friends in Astoria Queens and their adorable Lyla Tov monsters? (We’ve got a button of little monsters in our widgets that you can click on.) Well.. we got a chance to see them again – at a party thanking everyone for their recent kickstarter success! Momma Erin is so creative.. she transformed the basement level of a synagogue into a carnival and Lyla Tov monster fiesta. Congrats to the Black family on their continued monster-making success!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Holidays, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Astoria, children, Chinese dragon, collecting candy, costumes, fisherman, fun, halloween, Jackson Heights, kids, made by hand, parenting, pegasus, pet costume, Queens, trick or treating on November 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Some great costumes and trick-o-treating!
Posted in Crafting, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged books, car Halloween costume, children, Halloween costumes, kids, parade, parenting, school, teachers, tesla, to do with kids in Queens on November 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Halloween was full of school activity, as well as a parade at the end of the day. For starters Ezra’s class made hats that indicated their favorite book characters (this year it was Laura Ingalls Wilder for E) and then paraded around the block in costumes AND hats!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged Bronx, children, costumes, flowers, fun for kids in NYC, garden, gardening with kids, halloween, Haunted Garden, jack-o-lantern, kids, leaves, nature, new york, New York Botanical Garden, parenting, plants, pumpkin decorators by Fun World, pumpkin sculpture, pumpkins, the Bronx, trees on October 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I think we are. But we were happy to tag along with our friends this past Sunday – to see the New York Botanical Garden’s Haunted Garden. Lots of crazy ideas here for how to carve (or stack) your pumpkins into nifty sculptures. We have 2 last pumpkins to carve/paint or stick with these cool decorators that Bubby found… and then it’s over. Pumpkins – prepare to become soup!
Posted in Crafting, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged Bronx, chain mail, children, Cloisters, costumes, Fort Tryon Park, jousting, kids, kings, knights, knitting and wool, magician, Manhattan, Medieval Festival, parenting, period, princess, Queens, Renaissance Faire, society of creative anachronism, turkey leg, warlock on October 4, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I’ve been to a few of these fairs before having kids, and I didn’t quite understand the appeal. But now that I have an aspiring princess on my hands (and a prince who occasionally likes to joust) – we just couldn’t stay away from the Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park last Sunday. Ezra dressed as a ‘mystic magician’ and seemed to have a certain pose in mind, that he would strike now and again for a photo opp. Zoe of course needs no invitation to dress like a princess. They were both obsessed with chain mail and how to make it. (I think due to Ezra’s recent obsession with Minecraft, he was really interested in all things made of iron and metal.)
I got a big kick out of seeing a humongous turkey leg in the hands of tiny 3 year old Zoe… it was nearly half her size!