Lots of water-play and hay ride fun…
Archive for June, 2013
Posted in Parenting, Travel, tagged Catskills, children, creek, hayride, kids, kids children, lake, parenting, photos, Rip Van Winkle campgrounds, river, Saugerties NY, summer, tractor, vaction, water on June 27, 2013| 1 Comment »
Posted in Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged bugs, camping, Catskills, children, crawlies, family fun, grilling, in nature, kids, New Jersey, NY, Rip Van Winkle campgrounds, shelters, solar panel, solar power, summer, summer solstice, tents, unplugged, water on June 25, 2013| 1 Comment »
For the first time ever we all slept in a tent together. On the hard ground. Under the stars. We woke up to the sound of water babbling just by our campsite – the kids can play in nature forever. We banned ipads and electronics, and the older kids discovered they liked to find low hanging branches where they’d create woodland shelters. Our campground at Rip Van Winkle in Saugerties, NY has a heated pool and hay rides at 4 pm on Saturdays to keep kids further entertained. It was a great way to start summer!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged Alice, central park, children, cool off, fountain, girls, grass, green, iphone, Manhattan, new york city, s Tea Cup, summer, Sunday outting, tea party, Time Warmer building, travel with kids, water, what to do with kids on June 19, 2013| Leave a Comment »
While we still haven’t had a sit-down tea party here (yet), we did get to stop in on Alice’s Tea Cup on the upper west side. It was too hot outside to enjoy hot tea but Zoe loved the sweet flower shaped sugar cookies (and all the princess dresses)! Later she stole my phone in Central Park to take pictures of her feet, and then met a friend in the fountain at the Time Warner building.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, Rainy days, tagged acrobats, balance, Big Apple Circus, bike tricks, children, Chinese troupe, dogs, fun, horses, kids, NY Daily News review, parenting, ponies, Queens, rainy days on June 17, 2013| Leave a Comment »
We had a rare and wonderful opportunity to go to the circus one rainy afternoon (thanks to Ezra’s friend Brad, and family). We’ve been to the circus before but it’s a kid pleaser whenever we go. This one in particular kept the kids engrossed with dogs doing tricks, pretty white horses parading around the ring, and a troupe of stunt bikers from China with excellent costumes! The NY Daily News raved “The new edition of the 35-year-old circus known for a single ring and audience-friendly intimacy is filled with polished acts and fun facts.” No lions, no elephants and no shooting anyone out of a canon. It just goes to show that when it comes to kids, sometimes less is more.
Photos 7 and 8 from bigapplecircus.com
I think everyone heard the news about the window washers who were stranded on the Hearst building. When we looked up (from the floor where I work in the same building) we couldn’t see them – and when I look out I can just see this lovely view of Central Park. I imagine that the view of the park is even better from the outside and from 20 floors higher but – I definitely would NOT want to be dangling from scaffolding to see it.
My old boss Gayle King at Oprah Magazine tweeted from a few floors up – while workers cut away at the glass and rescued the 2 men. Just another average day in New York!