We had another round of cousins come through! We took them to Oculus and lower Manhattan for some slide and playground time, then invited them along to find eggs in our alley. While the boys went to a Yankees game, the gals went to see an acrobatic show titled ‘Something’ in Times Square. Zoe loves the huge cupcakes sold outside of the theater. The weather was unseasonably warm so kids were able to dye eggs outdoors (whew.. less mess). Ezra is super proud of his ‘galaxy egg’ seen here:
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Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged alley life, Broadway, canday, children, cousins, easter, egg hunt, kids, kids shows, New Vic Theater, Oculus, Queens neighborhood, Something, travel, World Trade Center NYC on April 20, 2017| 1 Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged cello, chamber orchestra, children and culture, city love, kids and art, kids and music, Manhattan, modern art, MOMA, NYC, parenting, Starry Night, Van Gogh, winter fun for kids in nyc on March 22, 2017| Leave a Comment »
This winter has left us a little stir crazy. For a while there it seemed like our kids were starting to refuse to go out and about with us. Loving the new house and alley so much, they wanted to stick around at home more. But then suddenly this weekend it was actually Ezra who had a strong desire to go back to my favorite museum – the MoMA! HE actually begged us to go. And so we did .. and enjoyed a pop art show of 60s art and culture, and Ezra even pointed out Starry Night as one he remembered as his favorite. I guess his art classes at school are paying off..?
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged Bryant Park, children, family, february break, free things to do in nyc, fun, ice skating, kids, parenting, staycation, winter, Winter Village on March 1, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Even though the temps were warm, we could do a few wintery NYC things like ice skating in Bryant Park. A February-break staycation is always fun when you get to catch up on city outings like this, and the rink wasn’t even crowded with tourists shockingly!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Hamptons, Parenting, Travel, tagged beach, children, dogs, Hamptons, lighthouses, Long Island, ocean, outings with kids, sea, warm Feb on east coast on February 27, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Ok I’m realizing my blog is becoming about the constantly changing temperatures here but COME ON! We’ve gone from snow storm to sudden 70 degree spring day so it’s definitely worth mentioning, right? When I look at my previous post and see all that snow, and then realize that I’m about to post some “trips to the beach images”, I’m reminded of how crazy this Feb weather really has been.
But more importantly: we’ve found a new beach. We drove to the Fire Island Lighthouse after a friend recommended this hike to the shore via the more inland parking lot area. And what a nice surprise this all was! We spotted deer who lingered just 10 feet from the path, and learned that our new rescue dog (who hails from Nebraska) is as in love with the sea as we are! The only downside: we were NOT the only ones with this brilliant idea – the beach was backed with other beach combers in late Feb! Go figure..
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Cooking, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, cooking, cursive writing, fun, kids, Manhattan, NYC, NYC woman's march, parenting, protests, rescue dog, sledding, snow days on February 17, 2017| Leave a Comment »
It did snow, and we had a snow day off from school (kids were thrilled). I unknowingly took our new dog Louie out in the snow without a sweater… yes, I’m use to shedding dogs with fur .. so had NO idea how cold this poor boy would be. Now I know. He survived me like a trooper.
Other than socializing Louie as best we can, and getting him use to living with us – we keep our fingers on the pulse of various local protests, sometimes stopping to photograph them. The city is alive and pulsing as always, but often it’s too cold to stay out there for long!
And the irony: this weekend will be unseasonably warm so we will plan on doing some grilling! Enjoy your weekend.
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Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, Uncategorized, tagged children, family, February, fun, kids, NYC, Queens, sledding, snow, snow day off, winter on February 8, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Well it’s been a mild winter so far, and today the temps are in the 60s – which I’m kind of digging. But tomorrow we are meant to have a snow day off… will it happen? Will we have another day like the one shown below.. which was back in the beginning of January and blew away within a day? Or will it linger? And I wonder how our new friend Louie will cope with snow –
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Rainy days, tagged 1960s style, bowling, children, CT, danbury, Danbury Duckpin Lanes, duck pin, family, fun, kids, oldest bowling alley, parenting, rainy day ideas, vacation ideas, vintage on January 9, 2017| Leave a Comment »
This bowling alley seemed to be frozen in time… somewhere in the 60s! It was great to feel like I was a kid again – tallying our own bowling scores without that screen overhead and sitting on this amazing fiberglass molded bench that I want to take home! Add the photos of bowling teams in bee hive hairdos and the holiday decorations from my childhood and I felt like I was sitting in a movie set. And oh yeah, the kids love bowling with smaller balls and pins at the same time –