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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Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, Travel, tagged Bolivia Parade, Bolivian pride, children, costumes, dance, jackson heights life, kids, parenting, Queens NY on October 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Hamptons, Parenting, Travel, tagged children, end of summer, fall, fun, Hamptons, holiday, kids, kites from China, Long Island beaches, sand, summer, swimming, Vacation, waves on October 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Our last grasp at summer… the waves were amazing, the blown sand made it all look like the moon. And we finally got to play with those incredible kites that grandma and grandpa got from their trip to China!
Posted in Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged build, children, city kids, climbing, digging, end of summer, imagination playground, jungle gym, kids, last grasp at summer fun, parenting, park, play, playground, sand, south street seaport on August 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
I’ve been depressed that August is drawing to a close. I can’t believe how quickly this summer is passing – and kids are going to be in school again soon. Although honestly it’s almost better to have them in school while we work on our new house. I’m afraid they’ve seen wayyyyyy too much of Home Depot this summer.
In these last weeks we’ve been trying to see more of friends (who are now out of day camp). A little game of Twister, a trip to South Street Seaport. We went to the Imagination Playground downtown, where kids are encouraged to use giant blue foamy blocks to create something together. I wish school could be like this for the kids .. instead of books and sitting still, some time to work in teams and create something. At least we can get them to this once in awhile – while the weather is still nice.
Posted in Parenting, Travel, tagged cannon, children, Civil War history, dress up, hoop skirts, kids, parenting, Pittsford, reenactment, reticules, Rochester, Tinker Nature Park, upstate NY on August 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Well when we finally made it to the Pittsford NY area to retrieve our kids, we found a great thing to do outdoors… check out some Civil War history. As always the kids had some interesting questions that only kids can come up with like; ‘where do the soldiers go to the bathroom?’ and ‘why don’t the kids have electronics?’ (ipads, to be specific). It was a hot day so I’m still surprised everyone was willing to wear all that clothing and hoop skirts. And I learned what a reticule is (Zoe is pointing to them in the photo below) … who knew?
Posted in Parenting, Travel, tagged Bristol Mountain Resort, Canandaigua, children, ice cream cone, inner tube, kids, parenting, Roseland Waterpark, slides, summer fun, swimming, tubing, upstate NY, water fun, water slide on August 6, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Parenting, Travel, tagged children, family, fun, Genesee Country Village and Museum, go karts, history, kids, mini golf, parenting, reenactment village, Rochester area, summer, upstate NY on August 1, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Travel, tagged children, family, grandparents, kids, museum going with kids, museum of play, museums, parenting, Rochester, sesame street, Strong Museum, upstate NY on July 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
and of course that means a trip to Strong Museum! Remember this amazing place? When the weather gets fussy, it’s a great place for the kids to spend HOURS playing (photos courtesy of Karen Kessler!). Hey isn’t that a scene from Sesame Street where Zoe is standing? I thought that was here in Queens!: