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I use to love to photograph this parade back before I was married or had kids. I had nearly forgotten about it – and then somehow Zoe got wind of it and (being recently obsessed with mermaids) just had to partake in the mermaid fun. It was hot and super crowded, but since the kids are so tiny – they could get to the front of the crowd and see the costumes. Ezra – being the good natured brother that he is – even got dressed up as King Neptune for Zoe’s enjoyment. In the end I think Mayor DeBlasio even approached Ezra and gave him a gold coin while dressed like a pirate. The crowds were so thick that people started climbing the scaffolding on the sidewalks – but in the end it was worth it. (By the way – Zoe painted her shells herself!)

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Mayor De Blasio and family seen here… shot by Associated Press

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I guess we know a lot of cute folks whose birthdays are happening this month … just some more gratuitous pix of birthday fun. I love this ‘photo booth wall’ and may have to copy this idea for E’s bday in August:
(instagrams from the #puckettrinella family!)

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We were back here again – Z and E’s dad was the staff photographer for the event but regardless, this street fair had my kids involved from 10 a.m. all the way up to the close at 6 pm. The themes were space, robots and weather.. and we loved learning about all three!

a great view from the Kimmel Ctr at NYU

a great view from the Kimmel Ctr at NYU

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E loves a car... even a robot car

E loves a car… even a robot car

engineering with gum drops - a big hit!

engineering with gum drops – a big hit!

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robotic fish!

robotic fish!

my kids could not get enough of the 'space toilet'

my kids could not get enough of the ‘space toilet’

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moon car - I love Zoe's pose in this pix

moon car – I love Zoe’s pose in this pix

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this boy robot from Italy was amazing. Even his mouth and eyebrows moved to show frustration or happiness.

this boy robot from Italy was amazing. Even his mouth and eyebrows moved to show frustration or happiness.

a little photo fun with cutouts of Jane Goodall and Ms Piggy!

a little photo fun with cutouts of Jane Goodall and Ms Piggy!

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and paints and paints and paints. Look at my little artist go!

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Ezra had been accepted into an after school art class on Mondays. Finally now that the school year is drawing to a close, Ezra’s art projects are being finalized and he brought some home. He made this beautiful salt holder and a small pot for a ‘watermelon plant’! And we hear he got a piece in the Museo del Barrio in NYC! I hope to have more info (and hopefully photos of an art opening?) soon!

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Have you seen the Disney movie Frozen yet? If there is a computer or child under the age 13 nearby you most likely have heard ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ or ‘Let it Go’ so often that you have the lyrics in your head on a regular basis. Or you witnessed John Travolta butchering the name of the Oscar winning soloist before she performed ‘Let It Go’ on stage. Somewhere, somehow it must’ve leaked into your life … but there’s nothing cuter than seeing birthday girl Mia get the Elsa dress of her dreams, and her friends crafting and singing to all things Frozen-themed. I have to admit – the sight of snowflakes and wintery things don’t even bother me now that spring really truly is upon us – and the day was actually too nice for us to stay indoors for very long. Happy Birthday Mia!

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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 –

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Making masks while dressed like kings and queens. It goes without saying that we LOVE when Rabbi Wood sports a whacky costume as well! She looks great in wings :

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Zoe is older now and can really enjoy this museum more than the last time we were there. It was so great to watch her create! I think we have a little artist in the family. And Ezra loves the Clay Bar where we made little figures of plasticine, then were able to make stop-motion animation with it. This has become one of his favorite museum activities (he’s stolen my digital camera to do it at home as well.)
There were Irish singers and story tellers for St Patrick’s Day art fun, and of course lots of new friends for Zoe to meet at the easels. And Flubber! How could we forget the Flubber station?

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Cousins Jake and Tali as our tour guides..

Cousins Jake and Tali as our tour guides..

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I make-a da pizza!

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we found Lego NYC!

we found Lego NYC!

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