It did snow, and we had a snow day off from school (kids were thrilled). I unknowingly took our new dog Louie out in the snow without a sweater… yes, I’m use to shedding dogs with fur .. so had NO idea how cold this poor boy would be. Now I know. He survived me like a trooper.
Other than socializing Louie as best we can, and getting him use to living with us – we keep our fingers on the pulse of various local protests, sometimes stopping to photograph them. The city is alive and pulsing as always, but often it’s too cold to stay out there for long!
And the irony: this weekend will be unseasonably warm so we will plan on doing some grilling! Enjoy your weekend.
Scenes from our Instagram feed for those who follow our blog instead:
His cursive writing skills are coming along nicely! They no longer teach this at school, sadly. Ezra learned it himself.
spontaneous snowball fights erupt at the Met Museum in Manhattan
our block looking pretty in snow again
Zoe thrilled to get this birthday gift in time from the grandparents
marches and more marches .. a daily occurrence here in NYC. We love the creative posters.
those box of food companies that deliver to your door? Yeah we tried those. Yum, and the kids make them from start to finish! I love this routine…
multi-tasking hugs and homework
when the kids and their dad leave for a bit, he stares at he door for what seems like hours.
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Well it’s been a mild winter so far, and today the temps are in the 60s – which I’m kind of digging. But tomorrow we are meant to have a snow day off… will it happen? Will we have another day like the one shown below.. which was back in the beginning of January and blew away within a day? Or will it linger? And I wonder how our new friend Louie will cope with snow –
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During these colder months we’ve had a lot of great ‘women artists’ shows to see. First we checked out the Pipilotti Rist show at the New Museum. Can you tell where Zoe got the idea to have lights on her tent during her birthday? The kids love lounging on soft furniture while watching projections on the ceiling – and the lights cascading from the ceiling! Another show that we saw was the Marilyn Minter show at Brooklyn Museum of Art. This show was a bit more risqué for kids but many pieces were lush enough to distract the kids from the more adult material. Again, large projected images on the floor or ceiling just keep my kids interested for hours!
zoe liked these so much she wanted them at her birthday
gates at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden – right next door to Brooklyn Art Museum
Brooklyn dusk after a long day of art!
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Welcome our new sweet, rescued friend Louie. He is about 4 years old and mostly schnauzer (maybe a schnoodle as he may be mixed with poodle?) Not only is he NOT a chewer and house trained, but also sweet and a super snuggle bug. He will sit in your lap and keep you warm all day. And he’s hypoallergenic! No shedding! This mamma loves this!
It was high time we caved to Ezra’s constant begging for a dog and all the responsibility that comes with it (which he is doing so very well at upholding). Now we just have to figure out what to do with Zoe’s overwhelming desire to have a hamster or a cat ; (
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While en route home we stopped off at a duckpin bowling alley in Danbury Ct. Haven’t heard of duckpin? This was such a part of my Massachusetts childhood (see here.)
This bowling alley seemed to be frozen in time… somewhere in the 60s! It was great to feel like I was a kid again – tallying our own bowling scores without that screen overhead and sitting on this amazing fiberglass molded bench that I want to take home! Add the photos of bowling teams in bee hive hairdos and the holiday decorations from my childhood and I felt like I was sitting in a movie set. And oh yeah, the kids love bowling with smaller balls and pins at the same time –
do you see the abominable snow man there in the upper right?
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Happy New Year!
We got back from sunny Florida and headed to Connecticut for a great NYE party. By the next morning there was enough blanket of snow to go out for a New Year’s Day fat burning snow hike. We had our new friend Jem the rescue dog in tow for a walk (owned by our friend Tom) and explored the snowy fields and frozen lake, and a tree full of frozen-in-time icicles! Back to the grind..
walking the road with friend Brad
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