Ezra got the lead part in his school play, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! He put on at least 3 shows yesterday – 2 during the school day and then one big one for parents and friends at night. I think he may’ve forgotten some lines at the end but … I really couldn’t tell! He was so good at acting his way through whatever mistakes may’ve happened that everyone loved the show and wanted to take a photo with ‘the star’ at the end!
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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, Holidays, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged children, cousins, family, fun, kids, music, parenting, piano, Rochester, sledding, snow, snow forts, upstate new york, winter fun, winter sports on December 4, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We haven’t done this much sledding in a long LONG time… I am still sore. First we had a piano recital where cousins Jake, Tals and Ezra played what they’ve been learning all autumn long. Then back out to make snow forts and play in Aunt Becca’s huge yard!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged activity in cold weather, Channukah, Chanukah, children, crafts, gourd centerpiece, Hannukkah, holidays, Jewish life, kids, parenting, sledding, snow, thanksgiving, turkey, upstate NY, winter sports, woods on December 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We were back in Rochester to see family – where there were 8 inches of snow waiting for us. The kids loved sledding, eating turkey and lighting candles all in the same weekend! And the song lyrics ‘over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go’ had new meaning to the kids while we pulled them through the woods out back…
(see how warm last Thanksgiving was, here!)
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged Bryant Park, children, children's books, fun, Grand Central Station, holiday train, illustrations, kids, Maira Kalman, Manhattan, New York City and kids, Next Stop Grand Central Station, parenting, skating, Transit Museum, winter sports on November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment »
I’ve posted about all this before… all the winter city fun like the miniature trains at Grand Central Station (this year with a mural of Maira Kalman’s characters) – and the ice skating rink at Bryant Park. It was a weekend day when Zoe was taken to dance downtown with her dad, so Ezra and I had some much needed and sorely missed one-on-one time. He was – as always – my favorite little man to hang out with.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Holidays, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Astoria, children, Chinese dragon, collecting candy, costumes, fisherman, fun, halloween, Jackson Heights, kids, made by hand, parenting, pegasus, pet costume, Queens, trick or treating on November 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Some great costumes and trick-o-treating!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, costumes, feast, halloween, health, holiday, kids, nutrition, preschool, princesses, Queens, school, teachers on November 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
After checking out Ezra’s march around the block I had to race to Zoe’s school to see her and her friends in their costumes, having a little feast of fruit! She inadvertently picked a book character as well … she was ‘Pinkalicious‘ for a day. And later joined her brother for the Jackson Heights Halloween Parade – to march down our main street and collect candy.