In these last days of warm weather and long mornings (before school starts) I am trying to utilize our newly renovated garden as a fun post-breakfast hang out while we can. Once again there is a lot of hard work involving painting while shirtless – which we will do while the weather permits. I love dragging Playdoh and the Snoopy Snow Cone Machine down here – where clean up is so easy!
Archive for August, 2013
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged amusement park, beach, Brooklyn, children, Coney Island, kids, preschool, rides, summer, toddler on August 29, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Found Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, Travel, tagged beach, children, fun, kids, Long Island, parenting, rocky beach, sea life, state parks, Sunken Meadows on August 27, 2013| Leave a Comment »
We LOVE Jacob Riis and Robert Moses beaches but were itching to try something new. Friends told us about Sunken Meadow State Park and we had to check it out. It is a bit rockier and has less waves – but it was great to feel like we were on a new adventure for the day. We do love how many great programs they seem to have during the summer and the park and recreation people who came out to explain the sealife to everyone!
I have been pining for salt water beaches lately and – while Sunken Meadow was fun – I’m longing for the sound of crashing waves before summer ends. My husband promises me he’ll play waves via his iphone next time we go to the lake. I have to admit, it seems like a great idea!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged butterflies, butterfly walk, children and gardening, crafting, flowers, garden, gazebo, grass, green, hydrangeas, kids, making thinks, NYC, paint, parenting, succulents, the Bronx, the Hudson, trees, Wave Hill on August 23, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Ezra indulged me on his birthday and let us return to this pretty place again – with its gorgeous view of the Hudson and glass house full of succulents. Grandma and grandpa were in town and met us there, so we got to show them our favorite garden in/near the city (it’s in the Bronx). Making butterfly hats in the newly renovated Wave Hill House was just the icing on the cake.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged bugs bunny, children, fun with kids, garden, kids, nature documentary, outdoor movies, outdoors, Queens NY, summer, yard, yard in NYC on August 22, 2013| 1 Comment »
We can’t help but be a little envious of friends who live in the city AND have a back yard (a rare thing in these parts.) Thankfully they invite us over to enjoy some of the more creative things they do with that blank wall out back. When they pulled out the projector and fussed with the focus until – voila! – we got to enjoy some Bugs Bunny (AND ‘Seas of Life’ from Planet Earth) viewing at dusk:
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Crafting, Parenting, tagged birthday, boys, Bruder trucks, kids, lemon cake, losing a tooth, parenting, stuffed animals, sweets, turning 7 on August 21, 2013| Leave a Comment »
I made a lemon cake, with lemon icing and spelled his name out in blueberries (of course he ate only the fruit and left the cake to his sweet-obsessed sister). He got a new Bruder truck and he and his sister surprised ME – by putting tiny party hats on their ‘friends’ in the bedroom: