With all that’s been going on here, I’ve been slow to put photos on the blog (sorry, neglected you again blog!) A couple of weekends ago we had a night of snow that trapped us behind a couple feet building up on our back door. After a LOT of shoveling, the kids got out and ran around a winter wonderland of an alley. It all melted quickly but it’s now flurrying again! Hope your weekend is white – or at least wonderful – too.
my morning workout
hot maple syrup in cold snow
a lovely sunset with icicles
and by end of day a hawk came to visit us in our tree!
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We miss our blog’s biggest fan (he loved our posts about Lower East Side food the most), and he was always a wonderful uncle and friend.
Sheldon Roodman rest in peace.
photo by his loving godson, gregkessler.com
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When the weather gets this cold, there’s nothing better than something hot and brothy. After Sunday School we love exploring the food shops around Flushing’s Chinatown and someone at our synagogue recommended Sentosa. What a find! Their shrimp and green bean dish along with noodles in broth is amazing, and we loved the ‘Indian pancake’ in a chicken coconut broth. I’m already having a craving for more!
a crisp blue sky over Chinatown
Zoe has her own technique for eating noodles
and lastly a trip to a Chinese bakery for almond and raspberry breads!
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We hung out in Cornwall CT again with friends, and my boys were inspired to jump into the lake on New Year’s Day. I don’t quite understand this tradition, but they like it (and my husband has done the Polar Bear Club at Coney Island before so .. this one is more manageable for the kids it seems).
I’m not really a resolution person, but some things came to mind that I’d like to try to practice this year (no pressure, I’ll just try!)
– remember what great “partners in crime” me and my husband are to each other
– stop cleaning the house so much!
– have more dinner parties cuz hey, they’re fun
– don’t bark at the kids; no sense in making their day stink too..
– have patience
– stop eating and drinking things that just taste ‘eh’. If it’s scrumptious, then pig out and enjoy.
Here are some Jan 1 moments via our instagram feed:
Zoe and Squeak really reduce each other’s blood pressures by the fire
my boy thaws in the heated car after his leap!
a forgotten fall chore is now deer-ice cream
Brrrrrr – I’ll stick to being cameraman, thanks!
a pretty dusting of snow when we arrive
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In the last few days of our winter break we did some exploring right outside of our city… and came across Hudson Beach Glass. The kids loved watching the glass blower (I LOVE the rack of glass pumpkins!), and we later stopped at Homespun Foods for an amazing yummy lunch.
Now we are a little blue to be back to the grind and to our regular routines – but colder weather is moving in so that it really feels like winter! Clearly the snow in the photos below show that NYC has some winter catching up to do ..
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There’s a new gym for kids in town – and no, it doesn’t reside within the Brooklyn Zoo (full of animals). It’s a facility that allows kids to take ‘Ninja Classes’ or Capoeira or Parkour classes – or just swing from ropes and jump on a trampoline!
The graffiti outside is pretty great:
and these pix by gregkessler.com:
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