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With warm weather comes more people traffic here in NYC. And more people traffic means more “people watching”. As a lifelong voyeur maybe this is why I’ve always loved New York. Cup of Jo blogged about a lovely way to take your mind off your own troubles yesterday; a way that combines prayer and people watching. And I was lead to this page of beautiful images of moments caught in the streets. It’s making me excited for this new season where we all bump into each other again, after being cooped up for so long. After a very long winter it seems New Yorkers come out from indoors smiling and unreasonably happy to strangers (not the city-dweller stereotype); making it even more fun to be here.

We are taking off for a little down-time and for a lovely Passover Seder with family on Monday night. We are looking forward to seeing family and new scenery in general. I hear we should be seeing a lot of cherry blossoms and warmer temps where we are going – which I’m excited about (even if I am now already a bit homesick!) Click on our Instagram button if you want to see our photos over the weekend and ..

Have a great weekend.

Photo from Cup Of Jo and http://www.humansofnewyork.com:

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My husband and Ezra are taking ukulele lessons on Saturday now. According to my husband this is the perfect little instrument for tiny hands, and Ezra loves it. He rocks out like a Hawaiin rock star.

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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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With teachers from Colombia and India, Zoe was really struggling to pin down ONE ethnicity that may represent herself or our family. We are kind of a hodge-podge of ethnicities – but since Purim happened so recently, Zoe really wanted to make hamentashen and carry an Israeli flag around during her ‘Rainbow Song’ for International Day. She belted out her song and ate everything that the other kids brought in – bean cakes from China, Irish soda bread and empanadas to name just a few!

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Jewish and proud!

Jewish and proud!

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MAN we need to find some new stuff to do. We are revisiting the same museums – but thank goodness they have new ever-changing exhibits to be excited about! I for one cannot wait to spend more time outdoors. But the Korakrit Arunanondchai exhibit at least had some fun, giant denim cushions to sack out on. Basically the kids love any art they can touch or climb on. Check it out this weekend:

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We went to check out Manhattan’s oldest house and George Washington’s headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Who knew it was right uptown? En route we passed what seems to be the corner diner that Seinfeld and friends hang out at .. and then entered a neighborhood that took us back in time to 1765. The kids got to take a little ‘test’ of sorts – that was more like a scavenger hunt through the house for historic items. And the nice lady at the gift shop told us of some free jazz across the street on Sundays that we hope to see some weekend soon.

Wouldn’t you love a fireplace and blue wallpaper like this? I would..

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Thanks to Marcello and his moms for passing this cool bike seat on to us! Zoe loves it .. and getting to the farmer’s market is so much more fun:

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Am I really going to talk about the weather… again? Am I starting to bore you? I am starting to bore myself. But the weather has been a hot topic. And I feel a bit in shock that this week has been tolerable. I’ve heard a number of people compare themselves to moles – emerging from underground and seeing the sun for the first time in ages. New Yorkers feel like they are rubbing their eyes in the sun and adjusting to the new bright and warmer weather. Is it really here? Was the groundhog right this year afterall? I guess it now has been about 6 weeks since the groundhog’s predictions.

BUT I was so happy when I took this photo with my phone last night (the official first day of spring) at nearly 7 pm, while waiting on the subway platform for my train with all the other Queens commuters. Look at that glorious sun – now lingering longer in the day and into the early evening! I cannot wait for summer. I promise to never complain about the heat.

Enjoy your weekend.

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We are basically sun starved and craving outdoor time after such a ruthless winter. So nothing could be better than finding a new park to explore in Queens! Hunter’s Point South Park looks over the water from LIC towards the city – so we can see the Empire State building and Chrysler building while we play.

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I know I know – we’ve been here so often. We couldn’t resist a new art show and some warmer weather. It’s good to be outside again… and frolicking with good friends. (And kids are allowed to climb on the art!)

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