Some images from our long holiday weekend from instagram: we used my cousin’s lovely china for our thanksgiving meal, and outside (finally! at the end of November!) our Japanese Maple turned a fire engine red. The weather was so balmy on the day after Thanksgiving that we took our cousins to Flushing Meadow Park – where we rode the Cobra-coaster and ran around the World’s Fair Globe. Then a reprieve from turkey: some tacos from Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona! (I’m only regretful that I didn’t get a shot of the perfect turkey meal that my husband spearheaded… it was so tasty).
Archive for November, 2015
Posted in Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, Corona, family, Flushing Meadow Park, foliage, holidays, kids, Nixtamal Tortilleria, November, parenting, Queens, roller coaster, tacos, thanksgiving, World's Fair on November 30, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Travel, tagged autumn in NYC, children, colored leaves, fall, foliage, kids, Manhattan, northeast, parenting, Queens, season change on November 20, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Oh hello there sorely neglected blog. I’m sorry I haven’t come here in awhile … school schedules whipping up a frenzy, some new cold weather colds coming on in the house already and general switching-out-summer-things-for-winter sweaters kind of activities going on. Truth be told I haven’t had much time to stop and enjoy the colors this fall, except for this weekend (and that was a darn good hike). It’s been a go, go, go kind of month – I hope to take more of November in while it’s here – and before the snow comes. Enjoy the weekend.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged Archibald Motley paintings, children, culture, downtown manhattan, fun with kids NYC, Gansevoort St, kids, meatpacking district, modern art, New Building Whitney Museum of Art, nyc autumn, parenting, sunset on November 12, 2015| Leave a Comment »
We finally made our way downtown to Gansevoort Street to see the Whitney Museum’s New Building. While there was a 35 minute wait to get in, it was worth it once we got to see the sunset over the Hudson and pinkish hues on the surrounding buildings at dusk. And of course the Archibald Motley paintings clearly inspired Zoe enough to get her drawing while there.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged daughter, dressing, fashion, frida halo, girl attitude, hello kitty, kid fashion, little fashionista, mom, motherhood, parenting on November 9, 2015| 1 Comment »
Seriously this girl can’t lose –
-Hello Kitty socks? check
-Frida Khalo headband? check
-stripy top to tie it all together? check
My daughter has become my stylist, and my style inspiration. She literally grimaces and calls me out when I don’t dress up to her standards. She will ask to get into my closet and pick my outfit out for me for the day – and encourages that I wear ‘clip clop shoes’ (heels) more often. ‘More color mamma’ or ‘get something with flowers’ is what she most often will advise me – and then jewelry. She rolls her eyes at my choices for small, modest jewelry and will insist I wear the big, bright (pink) pieces that she’s made for me at school. You are a lovely force to recon with little girl, and you really have inspired me to use more flair when I dress! I love my little fashionista.
(the only small jewelry she will tolerate is this tiny jingle-bell on a string that she made here:)
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Travel, tagged around NYC, autumn, Bear Mountain, change, children, fall foliage, hiking, leaves, nature, nature with kids, parenting on November 6, 2015| Leave a Comment »
We are trying to take in all the foliage viewing that we can, before it’s gone. What are YOU up to this weekend?
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged alley life, children, halloween games, halloween parade nyc, holidays, Jackson Height, kids, parenting, urban life, we love nyc on November 4, 2015| 1 Comment »
I’m not sure I can do a nine hour marathon of Halloween again, but it sure was fun albeit exhausting. We started at the parade at noon, and then had a party in our alley until dark when everyone went out to collect candy at least until 9pm.
Thank you gregkessler.com for all the great photos!