Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Travel, tagged carousel, castle, children, Chima, everything is awesome, family, florida, fun, Lego movie, Legoland, legos, merry go round, parenting, vacation with kids, water, water sports on February 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Parenting, Travel, tagged cars, children, cities, florida, fun in the sun, go carts, go karts, kids, Legoland, legos, parenting, spring break, sun, Vacation, winter break on February 26, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Travel, tagged building, children and vacations, family, florida, fun, go carts, grandparents, kids, Legoland, legos, parenting, photography, relatives, robotic cars, safari, summer like, sun, Winter Park on February 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Although I do still have some photos in my camera of waist-deep snow and kids playing with giant icicles, I haven’t had a moment to put them on here. We ran away to Florida to see the grandparents and cousins – and got a bit of sun finally! Here’s just a sneak peek of our Legoland trip from our iphones … more to come once the ‘getting back to school’ dust settles:
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Parenting, Travel, tagged beard, Connecticut, Cornwall, couple, CT, fields, hiking, love, marriage, romance, Serpico, snow, snowshoeing, winter on February 13, 2014 | 2 Comments »
In Cornwall there is a field across the street that I am ALWAYS wanting to walk through. In the spring and summer it’s a great place to hike – but then we have to be concerned about ticks (of the Lyme disease persuasion – so I spend a good amount of time obsessing about this.) How great is it that our hosts had new snowshoes and offered them to us – so we could have a snowshoe date? With all the snow covering those fields, we had no worry of ticks. We did however come across some little animal prints along the edge of the field by the woods.
Without children abound – I must admit – it was sooooo quiet and peaceful.
AND I’m totally loving my husband’s new Serpico look these days. Check it out below:
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Parenting, Travel, tagged agriculture, children, Connecticut, Cornwall, country, dog, farm, fun for kids, kids, Newfoundland, parenting, snow, snow scenics, Vacation, weekends, winter on February 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Cornwall CT is only 2 hours away, but tends to amass about 7 additional inches of snow for every couple of inches we have in the city. And since it’s a fairly untouched place, we get to return to it blanketed with snow even if nothing has fallen for a few days. The kids loved this – we even squeezed in a science experiment for Ezra to take back to school. Did you know if you throw boiling water into the air at 10 degrees fahrenheit – the water will turn to snow in the air? I didn’t!
We also met a very adorable
bear dog at the ski slopes and now my kids want a Newfoundland – yeah, in a city apartment. That could be an entire blog unto itself.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, Travel, tagged Alice in Wonderland, Alice's Tea Cup, children, cupcakes, fairies, fairy dust, girls, kids, Manhattan, mom and daughter date, sparkles, tea, tea party, upper west side on February 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Remember when Zoe and I had our little date this past summer? Well we finally did a follow-through and sat down and had tea! Poor Zoe – with all that went on with Papa Paul this year, her 4th birthday was a little bit ignored. So while her dad and brother saw the new Lego movie (a huge hit with Ezra by the way, and he’s a tough critic!) – Zoe and I went back to Alice’s Tea Cup as a belated birthday treat. She got the full treatment this time: a set of fairy wings, fairy dust sprinkled on to her hair – the whole nine yards. Of course in the end she opted for the hot chocolate with fancy sprinkles on her whip cream and I WAS saddled with drinking the tea, but it was great tea!
Here she is poised to pick out the pinkest cupcake available – look at that excited and happy little face. Happy yummy belated birthday my little muffin:
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Rainy days, Travel, tagged blizzard, brrr it's cold outside, central park, dreary days, Lincoln Center, Manhattan, NYC, snow, snowy days, winter wonderland on February 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Yesterday was dreary, cold and gray – and today the park looks a bit more like a winter wonderland. So much so that I am tempted to leave work for a walk in the park, no matter how cold it may be out there. It’s hard to believe we got a day of 50 degree weather on Sunday – this winter has been crazy. Here are a couple of shots of yesterday, and now:
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged Bryant Park skating, children, cold, Connecticut, Cornwall, exercise, fun, ice skating, kids and fitness, lake, nature, NYC, parenting, winter sports on January 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
so I have to quickly post something a little more .. er… pleasant? Less crazy? Less holiday? I don’t know about you but I am holiday-ed out!
So on to skating on the lake – as well as a shot of the kids before skating in Bryant Park off of Times Square. They are getting to be great skaters! (And to explain to relatives who were frightened by last year’s lake post, I promise: we stayed very close to the shore in case the ice breaks!)