At Thanksgiving E and Z’s grandparents challenged the kids to take $20 each and do something giving before the year was out. We utilized Ezra’s $20 by buying a requested hamburger and coke for a homeless man in midtown (we added some fruit and healthy breakfast options with the $ left over.) A day or two after we passed this meal on, I saw the very same man posted on humansofny instagram. (By the way Zoe is due to pass on $20 worth of diapers to a local women’s shelter. Mitzvah accomplished!)
Archive for December, 2014
Look at this little muffin – I was so proud of her. She had all her lines and moves memorized (and was so nervous, she chewed on her hair until it was soaked in her own saliva) — but what an amazing performance! Her teachers had a party afterwards and created a giant (cardboard) gingerbread house with photo cut outs of all the kids on it – so cute! See Zoe tossing a snowball to her friend Amanda?
Posted in Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged children, city fun, holidays, kids, Manhattan at Christmas time, NYC, pizza at Fiores, The Market NYC, Umanov Guitars on December 30, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged children, Doktor Kaboom, experiements, fun in manhattan, hovercraft, kids, NYC kids, NYU Skirball Center, parenting, Santa, science, theater for kids on December 29, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Pardon my mad dash to post as many pix as I can before the year is out, but clearly I’ve lagged on doing anything blog oriented this holiday season! And I have a camera full of memories to share. We went to another Red Chair show at the Skirball Center – this time we saw Doktor Kaboom and his hilarious and informative experiments on getting Santa down a chimney, how to make reindeer fly. Unfortunately much of Dr Kaboom’s equipment didn’t arrive during his travels, but he did manage to throw together a hovercraft made from a shower curtain and leaf blower that carried a little girl across the stage! We got to go back stage and meet him in person, and other fans wished him a happy birthday.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Jewish Life, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Chanukah, children, december, fireplace, gifts, holidays, home, Hunakkah, Jewish life, kids, lights, menorah, parenting, reno on December 17, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Our fireplace is up and running, just in time for the holiday of light and warmth.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged brigadeiro, candy, children, diversity, fun, holidays, kids, parenting, Queens life, sinterklaas, various cultures and holidays, winter on December 15, 2014| Leave a Comment »
An advantage to living in a city as diverse as Jackson Heights, Queens is that we get to learn about all different kinds of holidays. Our friends had a holiday round up on the 6th of December and we all got to talking about Sinterklaas. We do have some friends who really leave their shoes out with carrots in them for the night, in hopes of getting treats in their shoes in the morning. We got to talking about how HUGE gifts cannot fit into tiny kid’s shoes and how the American Christmas seems so over-the-top by comparison. Imagine trying to fit a Wii or PS gaming station system into tiny shoes?
I love this kind of December holiday mash up where – to add to the mix – a Brazilian family brought little cups of chocolate and sweetened condensed milk (called brigadeiro) for dessert as their contribution to holiday cheer! (see these and other pix on instagram)