Remember our hot chocolate outing from last year? Well we were out and about again in Soho and came across our favorite fancy hot chocolate shop, Marie Belle. Their hot chocolate is literally like drinking a chocolate bar that’s been melted down into a fancy tea cup. The kids love it and I love sitting under the chandeliers and pretending we are in Paris! Check out their Blue Box collection here – I can stare at these illustrations on chocolates all day.
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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, Parenting, tagged animals, Bryant Park, Christmas, clocks, friends, holidays, holidays in NYC, Manhattan, midtown, new york city, skating, winter sports, Xmas on November 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We even ran into friends Lea and Richard at the ice rink!
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, Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged 7th birthday, birthday party, child, children, clown, fun, girl, kids, lolaloopsy, Mexican birthday, parenting, pinata, Queens life on November 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
One of the great advantages of Ezra being in a dual language program is that we get to meet people from countries where mostly Spanish is spoken. Natalia’s family always throws a warm, fun birthday with a hand made piñata and amazing food! It goes on for hours and is a mostly Spanish-speaking affair (which flexes our language skills, or miming skills – or a little of both.) Now Zoe is insisting on a ‘payaso‘ and Lolaloopsy piñata for her big day!