We found a great car show at Sotheby’s Auction house … where Ezra fell into shock over the prices. The Bugatti estimated auction price is 8 million and the Ferrari racing car is estimated at 12 million. Yowza! But look how beautiful the lines of these cars are – before cars were designed with computer aided drafting systems. I can’t blame him for wanting to pose with each car (and there’s even a sweet tiny yellow one for Zoe!) By the way the staff was super sweet and accommodating to kids ..
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged Art of the Automobile, auction, automobiles, Bugatti, cars, children, design, ferrari, history, italian, kids, Manhattan, NYC, parenting, Sotheby's, transportation on November 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
This has been a great fall for making leaf piles. We went out to New Jersey last weekend to see cousins Steven and Arianna – and it’s amazing how much pleasure my city kids can get out of a yard full of colorful leaves. What a nice departure to NOT have to worry about all the things that can be in leaf piles in the city! Have a great weekend and enjoy the last of fall’s colors – while they are here:
Posted in Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged 18th 19th century, Americana, autumn, Brooklyn, carousel, children, Colonial, covered wagon, fall, foliage, history, kids, learning, leaves, Lefferts House, parenting, Prospect Park, pump, water well on November 15, 2013 | 1 Comment »
We got another urge to explore Brooklyn and found ourselves wandering around the Lefferts House at Prospect Park. Apparently the house isn’t open on weekends this time of year but the kids still get inspired running around its yard. Ezra is very into the Laura Ingalls Wilder series of books these days – so seeing a horse-drawn wagon and water pump just makes him the happiest kid ever. We will have to blog about this place once we get on the inside of the house!
And Zoe loves being near the carousel at dusk when the lights on it twinkle. It’s worth mentioning that her outfit was inspired by her need to look like a ‘ladybug and a bee’ all in the same day.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged autumn, central park, changing of seasons, children, fall, foliage, fun for kids, Manhattan, movie setting, new york city, parenting, parks, Woody Allen scene on November 7, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Before the trees go bare, we got to Central Park to climb on rocks and enjoy the turning leaves. The first is a photo of the park from my office… from overhead I could see that patchwork of tree foliage and had to get the kids there before the colder weather comes. This past weekend was so temperate that the kids could still remove their shoes and hang in the sandbox! I love Central Park this time of year when it reminds me of a scene out of a Woody Allen movie. So magical.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Parenting, Travel, tagged apples, autumn, cabin, children, Connecticut, fire wood, foliage, gleaning, kids, kittens, leaves, nature, parenting, pears, picking, season change, West Cornwall, woods on October 22, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Busy week. Lots of photos to post – and not a lot of time to write! So I’ll leave us with these photos of leaves turning, apples and pears falling, kids picking, and new kittens frolicking in the yard at Cornwall. Lots of chopping and stacking wood for the coming cold months (and for more s’mores!)
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged Brooklyn, chicken, children, food, kids, parenting, pier 5, scooting, Smorgasburg, waffles on October 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Remember we ran into Smorgasburg here and here? The Smorgasburg trend is spreading … and we are glad it is! We gorged on chicken and waffles (Uncle Anthony’s idea) – some fish and chips for the kids, steak sandwiches and shrimp spring rolls. Washed it all down with mango lemonade – yum! – and then on to more scooting. We are hoping that by showing them all this good food, they’ll crave some more and will come back again and visit.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged Brooklyn, children, Jane's Carousel, kids, merry go round, NYC, parenting, pier 6, playgrounds, ropes, sandbox, slides, swings, travel, wood train on October 16, 2013 | 1 Comment »
We had to show the cousins the best playground in NYC – so off to Brooklyn to find slide mountain, the swing zone and the cute little cabins in the sand at Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 6. And of course while there we had to take them to Jane’s Carousel – that great big beautiful merry-go-round in the glass box by the water that we’ve blogged about so many times before!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged 84th street, best NYC pizza, children, eggplant rollatini, homemade Italian food, kids, Manhattan, Museum of Natural History NYC, parenting, pizza, Theodore Roosevelt, upper west side, vegetarian food on October 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged bright lights, children, ferris wheel, halloween, hello kitty and Dora, hulk, kids in nyc, legos, Manhattan, October, parenting, sight seeing, subway, Times Square, tourism on October 14, 2013 | 1 Comment »
This long Columbus Day weekend we had a fun time showing cousins Tali and Jake around town… starting with Times Square and the giant Toys R Us with ferris wheel inside. And of course the subway rides are always entertaining.
How was your weekend?