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!
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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 »
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, 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 Beautiful Things, Cooking, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, costumes, feast, halloween, health, holiday, kids, nutrition, preschool, princesses, Queens, school, teachers on November 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
After checking out Ezra’s march around the block I had to race to Zoe’s school to see her and her friends in their costumes, having a little feast of fruit! She inadvertently picked a book character as well … she was ‘Pinkalicious‘ for a day. And later joined her brother for the Jackson Heights Halloween Parade – to march down our main street and collect candy.
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!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged backpack, children, day care, first day of school, friends, fun, High Holidays, Jewish holidays, kids, preK, Rosh Hashanah, uniform on September 5, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Zoe started the New Year with a peek at her new school .. she was excited until mom and Ezra had to leave her alone. Then she clung to one of the assistant teachers until dad picked her up. I think it may be a good start… an exciting time, for sure.
Her self-imposed ‘uniform’ looks like the one her brother wears to school – and yup, the shoes are on backwards but I pick my battles!
How did I do this? How did I let US Open photos linger in my camera and not post them? The US Open happens in our backyard afterall – right here in our hometown of Queens NY. So we get there as often as we can (see last year’s pix here). Well thankfully I didn’t trip into autumn and then post these very summery, very ‘hot day’ shots of the kids out on the court, and gazing at tennis-ball themed Smart cars. Even the fountains were going around the globe for the occasion! (Check out the fountain’s drier days in the winter and spring here.)