While some piles of snow have melted off the streets, we are trying like crazy to get in some more outdoor time. We even pulled out our bikes, and a new bike that we got dad for his birthday! We’re supposed to have a balmy day tomorrow so we are looking forward to the weekend. Enjoy!
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Posted in Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged balloons, building with dowels, children, exhibits for kids, face painting, fair, kids, little engineers, New York Hall of Science, NY, parenting, princess dress, Queens, science, science museum, Summer Camps on March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Now that we are back to the snowy grind of NYC, we find ourselves trying to find things to do indoors again. The New York Hall of Science has an Eco House exhibit out in their parking lot that supplied lots of info on how to save energy in your home. And a Summer Camp Fair in the lower level was already getting us excited for warmer weather. Of course Zoe cannot resist a face painting (or wearing her princess dress out for a museum day) and Ezra LOVES building with dowels. The boy will make you a bridge if you ask him to…
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Queens Life, tagged blizzard, couple in bed, cover, February, illustration, love, New Yorker Magazine, snow, Valentine's day, weekend on February 14, 2014 | 1 Comment »
This is pretty much what every morning has looked like this week. But at about 8 a.m. this morning the sun was out, the sky is finally blue and it’s a balmy 36 degrees so the city is a mess with slush and melting ice everywhere. I’ll take it!
Have a good (and cozy) weekend — and a Happy Valentine’s Day.
cover art found here
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged birthday girl, growing, in stages, photographing your child's growth, Zoe at all ages on February 7, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Ari Laura Keith, art and kids, children, culture, Jackson Height Trilogy, Jackson Heights Theater, kids, neighbors, parenting, Queens, Queens Museum of Art, Theatre 167, weekends in NYC, what to do with kids in NYC on January 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
The art museum in our ‘hood just got a new facelift (and a lot of work on the inside as well.) I had no idea that this building was the original site for the UN. An exhibit in the museum paid homage to this fact, and while we were there we bumped into a local/Jackson Heights home-grown theater act. Theatre 167 performed scenes from ‘The Jackson Heights Trilogy’ throughout the museum – utilizing some of its revamped interiors as part of the play. It was fun to find the actors who were carrying rolling suitcases with them throughout the museum, so that you could spot them. (And it was really fun seeing all our neighbors at the museum acting and watching!)
We LOVE the panorama’s new entrance from the ground level (see our previous visit here) and of course the Tiffany Glass show is always fun, especially now that it has its own new redesigned room.
Here in NYC we are seeing a lot of snow … although it only added up to 7 inches and the kids didn’t get a day off for sledding as they had hoped. But on the walk home yesterday Ezra pointed to this corner and said “mamma it’s as pretty as a beautiful painting, isn’t it?”. And on that note, we did get to a couple art museums this weekend which is probably WHY he is comparing life to paintings these days. Hope to post more on that soon!
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged candles, cheese wheel, children, christmas tree, fondue, games, German Christmas, holidays, kids, parenting, simon game on December 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
On Christmas day we stayed indoors for the most part because that warm spell was broken by the coldest snap ever! Our friends invited us to their house for a little dinner, and because Lea and Mia’s mom is from Germany we felt a little bit of German Christmas in the air. The exception of course was the ‘Simon’ game under the tree – that was a piece of my own past!
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!