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!
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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 »
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, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged candles, Jewish kids NYC, Jewish life, kiddush cup, Queens, rabbi, religion, rest, Shabbat, Shabbat Box by Lesley Simpson, synagogue, weekend on April 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last week we had a rabbi to our house from a synagogue in Forest Hills. We invited other families from around our neighborhood and not only did we have a fun Shabbat hangout, but we got to learn how other families do Shabbat. The rabbi brought along a sheet of songs, and we shared with everyone that we love the book The Shabbat Box by Lesley Simpson. The kids then got to decorate boxes to store their ‘shabbat things’ (or anything else) inside. Ezra and Zoe love this .. and are looking forward to using them tonight. Ezra even took the rabbi’s information on celebrating this ‘day of rest’ to heart, and stayed in his pajamas until 2 last Saturday! Maybe we will do it again.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, Travel, tagged children, city, country walks, cousins, DC, family, first night, hikes, Jewish kids, Jewish life, kids, Maryland, matzo, parenting, passover, seder, snow fall, Washington on March 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Normally Fridays are reserved for Beautiful Things that we find on other blogs – but this Friday we have the most beautiful of all things to share: time with family! We spent a good part of the week traveling further south to DC and MD, hiking in nature, hanging with cousins, having a couple seders and waking to a surprising snow fall. Other than some relatives being displaced by a fire at their hotel – the weekend was pleasantly crazy with family fun.
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged active kids, bagels, city kids, food, hamentashen, history, immigrant, Jewish cuisine, Jewish History, Jewish kids, Jewish life, LES, lower east side, lox, Russ and Daughters on March 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Of course while in the Lower East Side of Manhattan one cannot help but stop in to Russ and Daughters – another fixture in the neighborhood since the early 1900s. I have memories of walking a few blocks with friends to get to some lox and schmear on weekends when I lived nearby in the LES – but I had no idea that even Martha Stewart had by now become such a big fan. You gotta love their website page of Lower East Side history and Yiddishisms (see it here.)