Some time ago, friends sent us a weblink to this place. We really wished Buzz-a-Rama was open during the summer so that Ezra could have a birthday party here. It was a fun sleepy hangout on a cold Sunday afternoon however – and Zoe and her girlfriends even enjoyed an hour of racing. Now I think E has some grand ideas of building a track in our living room!
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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 Crafting, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged books, car Halloween costume, children, Halloween costumes, kids, parade, parenting, school, teachers, tesla, to do with kids in Queens on November 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Halloween was full of school activity, as well as a parade at the end of the day. For starters Ezra’s class made hats that indicated their favorite book characters (this year it was Laura Ingalls Wilder for E) and then paraded around the block in costumes AND hats!
The first week back to school went well; everyone got out of bed without fussing and we somehow miraculously arrived on time each day. Here are E and Z’s professional shots of their first day of school. Note that Ezra’s hair seems to improve (I think?) with each year! And this year they both have their dad’s sweet grin in their photos…
Hope you had a great weekend!
Have a great weekend..
Ezra doesn’t like art much … which has always appalled me. I’ve been drawn to art for as long as I can remember. I could draw and paint and sculpt all my hours and days away if I was allowed to, so to have a kid who feels like he could take it or leave it – well I often wonder if he really did come from my own gene pool.
So when Ezra was telling me that he was making a puppet in school with his artist-in-residence teacher, he told me with great reluctance – insisting that he was making a mess of it, that everyone told him he was taking too long to create it. When I finally went to his art show/puppet show I was SHOCKED to find him holding the most detailed, intricate little face on a paper dress – AND he was the show’s director! He took so easily to talking into a microphone to the audience (of 3 grades of kids, and all their parents) and then proceeded to change his voice when he made his puppet talk. He guided his other puppeteers/students around, and narrated the story. I think he was being very modest when he told me his puppet was a mess, as it was the most beautifully detailed little nose and mustached puppet I’ve ever seen!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged ballerina, ballet, classes, dance, extra curricular activities, little girls, new york city, pink, Queens, toddler, tutu on April 5, 2013 | 3 Comments »
Before spring break Zoe had the sweetest ballet recital. It took some convincing to get her to tone down her hair accessories and to wear only pink (and not gold and purple too). The teachers did some of their own dancing at the end and awarded their students with little bags of ballet treats, books, stickers and a tiara each!
There were some shy girls that got a little too fearful to get up and dance – but Zoe was there, pressing on with her older friend Ruby. The show must go on!