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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 am posting tonight and tomorrow morning in-between a flurry of graduations this week. Ezra has a graduation ceremony and show on Friday, and Zoe’s was earlier this week. When did this girl get so big? With her own birthday and graduation parties to go to .. I barely recognize this social little bunny –

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Fun outdoor art, collecting bugs, toes in grass, eating outdoors with friends and warm summer breezes: these are a few of my favorite things!

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Who knew this great new flea market/street fair was happening on weekends in our old Queens neighborhood (near Kaufman Astoria Studios) ? GREAT food and even a bicycle powered slush making machine – the kids were psyched. Zoe loves pink lady sushi – with mango and shrimp. YUM! So much to see, buy and eat…

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That is the question … posed in the cover story of the Personal Section of the Wall Street Journal today. My husband and kids sat for a whacky and fun photo session for the story (photo by ‘uncle Jeffie’ Jeff Coffin, sax player for the Dave Matthews Band and his own Mu’tet.) I am quoted as saying I find it counter-intuitive to stay in the room — when my kids are screaming (help! and stop! are usually the screams..) but the truth is I KNOW that on some level it must be good for them. I remember wrestling with my brothers and dad when I was younger and – at the very least – it eventually tired us out. What are your thoughts?

very silly photos by #jeffcoffin

very silly photos by #jeffcoffin

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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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Sorry I’ve lagged in my blogging. This week I hope to get on photos from the past 2 weekends… in Boston and in Cornwall. Lots of frolicking outdoors now that finally we can – without coats. It’s amazing.

This shot of Zoe says it all – her dad took this with his iPhone late last week. After a couple hours of school he found her napping on the back of our couch like this .. it reminded me of The Far Side cartoon ‘boneless chicken ranch‘. Let’s hope our summer schedule calms down a bit!

Zonked Zoe

Zonked Zoe

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Well the little ones returned to LegoLand again – this time to the LegoLand in Yonkers NY. While there aren’t as many ‘big rides’ as there were in the Florida location, there are still lots of fun stations to build in. Ezra finally got to spend some solid time making and racing some lego cars, and Zoe met a BFF in the movie theater! And look – you can enter to try to win the VIP treatment and trip for 4 to LegoLand Florida by clicking here!

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can you spot Ezra in the picture?

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Clearly mamma’s been a little too busy to blog these days… but last weekend we went back here for some Tribeca Film Festival fun on the street. We did some kid-powered spin art, stop motion animation with clay animals that we made, and best of all we got to see The Wizard of Oz on the big screen! Lots of girls came dressed as Dorothy – and as always Zoe (and Ezra this time too!) got a little face painting.

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.. and playing with the bull. We even stumbled upon the first paved street in ‘New Amsterdam’ called Stone Street that I didn’t even know existed! Must explore some more now that spring is on… especially the Frances Tavern Museum and Battery Park City playgrounds!

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