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Once in awhile Zoe gets the urge to have me paint her tiny finger and toe nails, and Ezra just cannot resist getting a little attention along with her. When he asked to have his nails painted pink, my husband and I felt compelled to make him aware of the fact that other 8 year old boys at school may find this unusual, or ‘girlie'(even though we try NOT to buy into gender stereotypes: they ARE out there and he has just started in a new school.) I let Ezra know that if he wanted to take the color off, I had remover — and all he had to do is let me know.
I was pleasantly surprised the following day after school – when we asked him if anyone liked his nails, he said ‘yes’ and that he even inspired another boy to paint his nails as well! Do you remember this silliness in the news when Jenna Lyons painted her son’s nails on the JCrew site?

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Even though we are not moving too far, I will still miss all this activity right outside our apartment door. Nothing like a lazy Sunday morning with a Bolivian Parade marching by in amazing costumes and performing dances right at your door!

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We’ve lived near this television/movie studio for years and always wanted a glimpse inside! One weekend the studios opened up their movie magic secrets to the streets and had a family day outdoors… where we got to man a camera, watch stunts, and play on a street full of movie snow and rain. We ran into our friends the Foleys who were also learning tricks to the trade.

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Well I didn’t even get to blog about our long Labor Day weekend or some of our final lazy days of summer, and wham! Here it is, the first day of school. Ezra is transitioning into a new (humongous) school and handled it like a trooper this a.m. Zoe is returning to her school for a full day and UPK classes – and she is definitely ready for it. My husband and I just noted that this is the first time in 8 years that we have a full 6 hours of alone time during the weekdays. Have we taken the attachment parenting thing too far? I already miss them – but look at how much they’ve grown (compare to last year by clicking here) !

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Good thing they are opening up the hydrants in our streets… cooling off NYC style:

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These two – when they get along and can tolerate a quick ride on the subway – we can get to the swings at Central Park within 20 minutes. If no one wants to deal with the subway, Rainbow Berry Yogurt in our ‘hood seems to be their favorite stop. I think it’s the whacky furniture and the mural that makes it feel like an extra treat. I will miss these guys and our lazy days of summer. Almost time for school..

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After a pretty near perfect day at the beach (Jacob Riis beach to be exact) – where Ezra coaxed me into the HUGE warm waves to be smashed around with him on the shore (a new game that he loves) – we went to this totally yummy spot for some fish tacos. There was a bit of a long line but it was definitely worth the wait for fresh ingredients, and a fresh coconut as our beverage. Rumor has it the owner surfs in South East Asia on the off season, and then opens this little taco hut for the summer only. Check out their fun promo movie here; http://rockawaytaco.com/.

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