In the South End of Boston there’s a cute little bakery that makes the yummiest little sugary scones and muffins… it’s going to be my new go-to breakfast joint when I’m back in Massachusetts!
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged christmas trees, city, food, food and kids, holiday windows, Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train, key shop, Manhattan, NYC with children, NYU Skirball Center, plays for kids NYC, Red Chair Series, Saigon, to do with kids, travel, Vietnamese food on December 6, 2013 | 1 Comment »
We are happy to be back in NYC with its crazy shops (the key store in the West Village covered in keys), streets lined with Christmas trees for sale, holiday windows, good food (stopped at Saigon for Vietnamese fair) and a play at NYU featuring the Dinosaur Train crew!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged 7th birthday, birthday party, child, children, clown, fun, girl, kids, lolaloopsy, Mexican birthday, parenting, pinata, Queens life on November 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
One of the great advantages of Ezra being in a dual language program is that we get to meet people from countries where mostly Spanish is spoken. Natalia’s family always throws a warm, fun birthday with a hand made piñata and amazing food! It goes on for hours and is a mostly Spanish-speaking affair (which flexes our language skills, or miming skills – or a little of both.) Now Zoe is insisting on a ‘payaso‘ and Lolaloopsy piñata for her big day!
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 Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged Brooklyn, chicken, children, food, kids, parenting, pier 5, scooting, Smorgasburg, waffles on October 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Remember we ran into Smorgasburg here and here? The Smorgasburg trend is spreading … and we are glad it is! We gorged on chicken and waffles (Uncle Anthony’s idea) – some fish and chips for the kids, steak sandwiches and shrimp spring rolls. Washed it all down with mango lemonade – yum! – and then on to more scooting. We are hoping that by showing them all this good food, they’ll crave some more and will come back again and visit.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged 84th street, best NYC pizza, children, eggplant rollatini, homemade Italian food, kids, Manhattan, Museum of Natural History NYC, parenting, pizza, Theodore Roosevelt, upper west side, vegetarian food on October 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Hamptons, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged autumn, children, corn maze, donuts, fall, fun, go karts, Hamptons, Hank's, harvest, kids, parenting, pumpkin picking, spice, tomatoes, train on October 11, 2013 | 1 Comment »
I’m pretty disappointed that we couldn’t return to the Hamptons Barn (where my husband and I were married, and where we have frolicked with family and friends in past summers). We had a summer full of work, and Jewish holidays came earlier this year.. making it near impossible to get out there for tomato season (and ya know how I love my tomatoes!) We did however try like h*ll to get out there for some pumpkin picking – although this year was not as warm as Octobers of the past so we really felt like we were harvesting crops before the winter cold comes! Hank’s warm Pumpkin Spice Donuts really hit the spot when it’s cold outside.
Have a lovely weekend!
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!