While some piles of snow have melted off the streets, we are trying like crazy to get in some more outdoor time. We even pulled out our bikes, and a new bike that we got dad for his birthday! We’re supposed to have a balmy day tomorrow so we are looking forward to the weekend. Enjoy!
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Found Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, Travel, tagged beach, children, fun, kids, Long Island, parenting, rocky beach, sea life, state parks, Sunken Meadows on August 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We LOVE Jacob Riis and Robert Moses beaches but were itching to try something new. Friends told us about Sunken Meadow State Park and we had to check it out. It is a bit rockier and has less waves – but it was great to feel like we were on a new adventure for the day. We do love how many great programs they seem to have during the summer and the park and recreation people who came out to explain the sealife to everyone!
I have been pining for salt water beaches lately and – while Sunken Meadow was fun – I’m longing for the sound of crashing waves before summer ends. My husband promises me he’ll play waves via his iphone next time we go to the lake. I have to admit, it seems like a great idea!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Found Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged architecture, art, art with recycling, blue, cloud, exhibit, Figment, Governor's Island, kids, outdoors, plastic, recycled bottles, reuse, touch, upcycle on August 5, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Found Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged art, children, ezrazoe, giant rat, kids, little boy, little girl, Manhattan, midtown, new york city, NYC, parenting, sculpture, siblings, toddlers, travel on July 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
There always seems to be some new huge sculpture to explore off of Park Ave in midtown (53rd street in this case). At this age it’s easy to entertain my kids with these giant touchable things while we walk through the city.
Posted in Crafting, Found Things, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, earth day, electric cars, green, kids and green, kids marching, marching, parade, parenting, recycle, save the environment, school on May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Ezra and his class had a march around the block one day during school in honor of Earth Day. They spent a few days making hats out of recycled things – then proudly marched around the neighborhood wearing them and holding their eco-conscious ideas on signs. I was so proud when I saw his sign insisting on ‘more electric cars’ to keep the trees happy (and – according to his sign – it will also prevent stick figure people from falling over and bleeding in the streets!)
As the sign says: “Gas cars is killing us!”
Posted in Beautiful Things, Found Things, Kid pix, Parenting, tagged Adele Enerson, art, babies, baby, children, milasdaydreams.blogspot, photography, portrait, Vincent on February 13, 2013 | 1 Comment »
This creative mamma has found something to do while baby sleeps (or doesn’t sleep?) We made a birth announcement similar to this when Ezra was born but didn’t continue it in a series, and didn’t get this clever.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Food Adventures, Found Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged brunch, cardboard, cardboard arcade, cooking, Deardrea, dollhouses, food coloring, kale, kid crafts, kids birthday party idea, making crafts from cardboard, marcel christ, monster trucks, NYC, plantains, powder, recycling, samarra khaja, spoonflower fabric, stuffed potato skins, superbowl, sushi party, tent, upcycling, what to do in cold weather on February 1, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Ezra is reading his 3D book on Monster Trucks, excited that he and a friend will go to the Monster Truck Jam this weekend. I worry about the noise, and his ears … but he is over the moon. And I’m looking forward to having an evening of tea party and princess movie watching with my main girl Zoe.
Enjoy the weekend everyone, and meanwhile here are some of our favorite things from perusing our favorite sites:
– This yummy brunch is making me yearn for warmer days.
– Here’s a fun kid activity to do while indoors – some science with food coloring.
– The dry version of our food coloring project will be this – great powder photos!
– Speaking of cardboard reuse, my kids consider this clever little guy to be a cardboard rockstar.
– Our neighbor from Just Arting Around created a fabric using her own fingerprints!
– A very cool sushi-themed birthday party.
– Mmmmmm some delicious takes on kale. Clearly our foodie neighbors are as home bound as we are, but they are eating well.
– Need some kosher stuffed potato skins for Superbowl Sunday?