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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Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, tagged aquatic life, Brooklyn, Coney Island, Luna Park, Mermaid Parade, mermaids, merman, parades in NYC, pirates, summer fun on June 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged art, Astoria, children, climb on art for kids, friends, LIC, Long Island City, parenting, picnic, Queens, Socrates Sculpture Park, summer, warm weather on June 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Fun outdoor art, collecting bugs, toes in grass, eating outdoors with friends and warm summer breezes: these are a few of my favorite things!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Astoria, Astoria Flea, bike powered, children, jewelry, Kaufman Astoria Studios, legos, parenting, Queens, slush, street fair, sushi, weekends with kids on June 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
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…
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!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged build, building, explore, fun, kids, learn, Legoland, legos, trips outside of NYC, Westchester, Yonkers on May 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
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!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged clay animals, claymation, clowns, Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, face painting, kid crafting, kids to do, Manhattan, NYC, on the big screen, spin art, stop motion animation, street fair, Tribeca Family Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Wizard of Oz on May 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
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.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, tagged Battery Park City, children, downtown, Frances Tavern, fun for kids, history, Manhattan, New Amsterdam, new york, NYC, NYC history, parenting, playgrounds, slides, spring, Stone STreet, to do kids NYC, travel, Wall STreet, weekends on April 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment »