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Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, Uncategorized, tagged children, Christmas, family, holidays, kids, ornaments, parenting, reunion, scooters, slush, Snoopy snow cone machine, tree, vintage toys, Xmas on December 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, Uncategorized, tagged Astoria, candy, car costume, car costume for boys, car Halloween costume, cardboard box car, city life, costumes, Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, halloween, haunted house, Jackson Heights, ninja, princess, Queens, stores, trick or treating on November 1, 2012 | 2 Comments »
She wanted to be a ‘purple princess’ and he wanted to be an ‘electric car‘ for Halloween. One can’t help but make these requested costumes from scratch right? I mean, you can’t really find a ‘car costume’ at the store – and Zoe has so many purple tutus and wands and wings and crowns…
It’s amazing how our neighborhood pulled together and created a party in the park to make up for the cancelled Halloween parade (police not available to monitor it now that the hurricane has taken all their attention.) Here in the city we ‘trick or treat’ by going door-to-door to the stores on our main street. Then we went over to a friend’s house in Astoria Queens to hit the houses on side streets. Our friends Brad, Lea and Mia joined us, and the kids had so much fun collecting enough candy to take us through the winter!
Posted in Fun in NYC, Travel, Uncategorized, tagged china national theater for children, chinese theater, Chinese zodiac, conservation, dragon, environment, kids and theater, New York City and kids, NYU, skirball center, travel and kids, water on April 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
On a quiet rainy Sunday we got to go with E and Z’s dad to work. While my husband photographed this event, the kids took in this new visual stage play presented by China National Theater for Children at the Skirball Center at NYU. It was such a treat – the costumes were incredible and the stage set was so vivid. Both Zoe and Ezra were transfixed through the entire 90 minute performance. Even 2 year old Zoe didn’t protest once or try to run in the aisles as she usually does. It was a story about each animal of the Chinese Zodiac with a message of conservation at the end (a hint: the dragon is a symbol for ‘water’ in China), and the kids got to make their own masks out of recycled materials during a craft session before the show.
Lately I pour over gorgeous mom/family blogs (like this one) and get green with envy that their lives seem so perfect. I wonder how these stylish, attractive moms can have two or more kids and still look great while running after them all, posting about cooking (which I rarely do) or crafting – and have their homes look pristine in the background of their photos. I do have to be honest – my children (as lovely as they are) DO drive me completely crazy at times. This weekend it really hit a new high while my husband was away. I think Spring Break was intense as well – as it seemed I had to do a lot more ‘refereeing’ between Ezra and Zoe than ever before. They are sparring more and more these days — now that they are old enough to love yet thoroughly annoy each other as all siblings do. I have two younger brothers: I know this all too well.
I think we tend to get out of the house so much because by 9 or 10 a.m. everyone is melting down or bored so … finding a new diversion ALWAYS works to keep kids (and parents) from losing their minds. It always makes the kids more calm, happy, connected to each other and us. Maybe other families find the opposite to be true but frankly our excursions are my way of coping with stir crazy kids (and tiring them out for hopefully a decent night’s sleep, which totally was NOT working this past weekend). Below is a photo that caught a rare moment where they were enjoying each other and not fighting. Zoe even allowed Ezra on her bed for the first time.
I hope to see more of this although I wonder; will it slow down our excursions and my blogging?
We are off to an uncle’s special day. Enjoy the weekend!
Zoe looks ready for some fun in the sun..
Lyla Tov Monsters and EzraZoe get a little mention from ohdeedoh.com! (Although there’s a little typo about our Queens neighbors being from Brooklyn? What?)
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