As Zoe grows, her presence (in what USE to be ‘Ezra’s room’) is becoming more and more apparent. I find it daunting to try to weed out the toys they may no longer play with — while more and more things come in during birthdays and holidays. What I love though is how well they somehow co-exist. Boy stuff co-mingling with girl stuff, and the two room inhabitants not quite noticing gender enough to care … yet.
Archive for January, 2013
Posted in Beautiful Things, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged apartment living, co-habitate, kids rooms, sharing a room, siblings, small quarters, small spaces on January 31, 2013| 1 Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged children, chocolate, hot chocolate, hot chocolate made with coconut milk, Marie Belle, NYC, parenting, recipe, travel in NYC with kids, truffles, Vosges on January 30, 2013| Leave a Comment »
In this current cold weather we’ve been on a bit of a hot chocolate bender. While normally we love Marie Belle in Soho, we broke from our tradition and tried Vosges on spring street instead. It’s a tasty little chocolate shop with purple walls and boxes (which Zoe loved.) Sadly the store manager wanted me to stop photographing their pretty store but the eggnog truffles and hot chocolate made the trip worth it regardless. And was that pistachio dust on the whipped cream? Holy yum. Next stop probably will be Marie Belle again since their hot chocolate blows all other hot chocolate out of the water. Or we will keep making hot chocolate with coconut milk like the recipe indicated here.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Rainy days, Travel, tagged Great Wolf Lodge, hot tub, kids, magi, pedicure, Pennsylvania, Poconos, quest, Scotrun PA, swim, travel, treasure chest, wand, water park, water slides, wave pool on January 24, 2013| 1 Comment »
Our very kind aunt and uncle sent a Chanukah gift to my husband and I – a night out alone, a date. Well we couldn’t resist and we ended up using this gift towards a date that included – guess who? Ezra and Zoe and a water park – it was so fun. A nice reprieve from the cold weather – this place is heated to 84 degrees so that we could run around the halls in pajamas or bathing suits. We spent a day and a half in the wave pool, on water slides, and in hot tubs. And when dry and ‘on land’ the kids got to open various magic treasure chests and talking paintings hung on the walls of the halls and lobby with a magi-quest wand. The giant tower of woodland friends in the lobby sang kids to sleep at story time at 8 pm (and a wake up session at 10 a.m.)
It was so much fun, the kids tell me they want to live there. Thank you Uncle Shel and Aunt Diane!
Posted in Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged books, Brooklyn, children, Children's Museum, inauguration, kids, Martin Luther King Jr, NYC, parenting, President Obama, reading, story time, travel on January 22, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Well it was cold this weekend, so we made another trip back to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum where lots of MLK activities for kids were going on. It seemed impossible to NOT do something MLK oriented. What an auspicious day – with the re-election and inauguration of President Obama, coincidentally – but with great symbolism, on the same day – we couldn’t help but feel like we are living in good times. Very good and prolific times indeed.