Here we are saying “so long-for-now” to neighbors who are moving to the other coast for a go at a new career, and enjoying the first warm day during Memorial Day weekend. A neighbor then drove in with his ‘kit car’ that took him 2 years to make. Of course you know who had to climb in and give it a test drive!
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Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged block party, cars, DJ booth, having fun in the summer, Jackson Heights, kids, kit cars, Memorial Day, neighbors, parenting, street party on May 27, 2015 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged alley, children, free range kids, freerange parenting, ice cream parties, Jackson Heights, mom life, motherhood, neighborhoods, old school, parenting, raising kids, skate boarding on May 22, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Lots happening here these days. I got some work with this amazing organization, which feels so very morally glamorous. When it rains, it pours (work) in the summer time when it comes to publishing life. It’s bittersweet because as much as I love my work, I also love hanging with the kids when they are out of school. At least – this summer – they have an alley full of kids to play with. In fact, I feel a tiny bit ignored when I do come home and they are frolicking with everyone else except me! But it’s a great thing – it reminds me of when I was young and could just bang out the back door and play with friends until the next meal time.
Here are some pix from ptrotto and inaseow instagram – Enjoy the long weekend everyone!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged #familyfest, Anejo, Angelo Sosa, children, cooking, face painting, kids, lower Manhattan, NYC, street fair, Tribeca Family Fest, Tribeca Film Festival on May 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Ok it’s a little embarrassing that this happened several weeks ago – you can tell by the photos that we were still wearing coats outdoors and the trees still didn’t have any leaves on them! We’ve been to the Tribeca Family Fest several years in a row, and this time around we got to be part of the cooking session with Angelo Sosa from Anejo! We learned to put some pomegranate or smoked pumpkin seeds on our guacamole, and of course a street fair isn’t a fair unless Zoe has her face painted.
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, city life, fun in NYC, Jackson Heights, kids, mother's day, neighbors, NYC, parenting, pool, start of summer, summer life on May 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Mother’s Day was a beautiful balmy day that encouraged us to go to the beach BUT .. our alley tempted my kids to stay. Neighbors set up a pool, we sat around and chatted, and lounged all day while the kids were happy. How can a Mother’s Day get better than that?
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged alley life, cherry blossoms, flowers, gardens, Jackson Heights, kids on balance bikes, lilacs, neighbors, Queens, scooters, season change, spring, trees, warmth on May 6, 2015 | Leave a Comment »