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, Crafting, Food Adventures, Jewish Life, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Astoria, carnival, children, friends making plush dolls, halloween, helps kids sleep at night, kids and crafting, Lyla Tov Monsters, parenting, PBJ station at party, sleep, synagogue on November 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Remember we did this post about our creative friends in Astoria Queens and their adorable Lyla Tov monsters? (We’ve got a button of little monsters in our widgets that you can click on.) Well.. we got a chance to see them again – at a party thanking everyone for their recent kickstarter success! Momma Erin is so creative.. she transformed the basement level of a synagogue into a carnival and Lyla Tov monster fiesta. Congrats to the Black family on their continued monster-making success!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Jewish Life, Parenting, Travel, tagged artifacts, California, campus, children, college, foliage, ivy, kids, outdoor garden, Palo Alto, Papua New Guinea, parenting, photography, Spanish Colonial Revival, Stanford University, succulents, totem poles, travel on September 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The Bat Mitzvah reception took place on Stanford’s gorgeous campus. I grew up just a stone’s throw from Tufts and Harvard Univerities so when I think college, I think of heaps of ivy over lots of red brick. Stanford’s gorgeous campus was such a departure from this, and a fun surprise to me. I felt transported by all the Spanish Colonial style architecture, the amazing foliage on the grounds – and the kids loved the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden and all its totems!
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.