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Another first week of school is starting, and these 2 look happy in the photos but are really having a hard time with getting back to the grind. We had such a great summer of lying about in the heat and reading, or jumping into city pools, tending the garden and eating from the garden. Summer is just too dang short really – if I could home school them I would. They are just that enjoyable to be around.
photos by their dad
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some pix of our summer thus far –
beach going in Long Island
lots of tomatoes from our garden – and lots of water trips to stave off the heat
The cousin crew enjoys Brooklyn for a day
Zoe didn’t want to let Ezra go to the Grand Canyon without her
showing Tali midtown and the Rockettes!
took cousin Tali out for tea in the big city
Zoe saw Niagara Falls with Aunt Becca and cousin Tali!
al fresco back yard movies are the best
large flowers sprouting in our front yard
a new cousin Angelo was born
friends back from long trips
trying out the longest slide on Governor’s island
Zoe got her ears pierced!
Zoe’s penchant for dresses and sandals never ends
Ezra has been making and photographing his own breakfasts
and miraculously this boy got to Hamilton for his birthday!
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Over a decade ago I lived near here (had a small apartment just a couple blocks away) and I loved walking by the weeping willow on 9th Street. While strolling through the East village, the kids and I bumped into this old haunt again –
Some history from their website: The 9th Street Community Garden was started in 1979 by Augustine (Nin) Garcia on a large fenced-in vacant lot on the northeast corner of 9th Steet and Avenue C in The East Village, New York City. It is graced by a large weeping willow tree, evidence of an underground stream.
Today, the garden is one of the largest community gardens in New York City, having expanded to encompass one acre. It contains a stage and barbeque area, seating areas, fish pond, grape arbor, gazebo, Japanese garden, wisteria arbor, herb garden, and brick-lined walkways.
I am always wondering why we don’t do this to the vacant lots in Queens.. maybe they are purchased too quickly now that real estate is so hot in NYC?
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