Hand made cards, flowers and grilling+chilling at the new picnic peninsula on Pier 5 in Brooklyn. It was a perfect day.
Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category
Posted in Holidays, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged costume, hamantashen, Jewish life, kids, kings, noise makers, party, princess, Purim, Queens, shark costume on February 25, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged books, Brooklyn, children, Children's Museum, inauguration, kids, Martin Luther King Jr, NYC, parenting, President Obama, reading, story time, travel on January 22, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Well it was cold this weekend, so we made another trip back to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum where lots of MLK activities for kids were going on. It seemed impossible to NOT do something MLK oriented. What an auspicious day – with the re-election and inauguration of President Obama, coincidentally – but with great symbolism, on the same day – we couldn’t help but feel like we are living in good times. Very good and prolific times indeed.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged barn, children, Connecticut, Cornwall, country, country house, farm, hat, kids, parenting, paw prints, snow, tracking on January 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I guess being from NYC I don’t get to see a lot of snow. In the last couple years there’s been a day here, a day there – when the snow falls deep enough to warrant suiting up in snow suits and finding a hill to sled on. So forgive me if I post more gratuitous shots of snow again. Snow blanketing everything – little mysterious paw prints in the snow (what animal walked through here last night?!), and using all that snow as an excuse to get Zoe an adorable hat.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Found Things, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged children, Christmas House, Christmas lights, Coke antiques, Connecticut, holiday fun, kids, magic, mechanical dolls, miniatures, moving dolls, santas, Torrington, trains, travel on January 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
When we were young, my brothers and I would’ve gone bananas to know there was a brightly lit house that we could tour ON THE INSIDE as well as view the outside. This crazy house in Torrington Connecticut (see their facebook page here) is definitely worth a visit. In fact I’d venture to guess it may become a national treasure some day. Not only is the exterior ablaze with Christmas love, but inside we toured 3 floors stuffed full of mechanical dolls, trains, and other holiday paraphernalia. The sign at the entrance isn’t lying – there are over 500 mechanical dolls in there (and notice that the number on the sign seems to change). We did manage to find at least one (maybe 2) menorahs in the windows. If you go 2 days after Christmas as we did, there won’t be any crowds. At least, not of people – we did still feel very crowded by dolls!