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 Holidays, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged children, dog, family, fresh air, hiking, holidays, kids, ladybug, nature, pet, road trip, seder plate, West Hills NY on April 11, 2017| Leave a Comment »
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, Cornwall, Holidays, Parenting, tagged children, Connecticut, dog, explore nature, hike, ice, kids, lake, new year, new years eve, parenting, pet, snow, snow angel on January 6, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Happy New Year!
We got back from sunny Florida and headed to Connecticut for a great NYE party. By the next morning there was enough blanket of snow to go out for a New Year’s Day fat burning snow hike. We had our new friend Jem the rescue dog in tow for a walk (owned by our friend Tom) and explored the snowy fields and frozen lake, and a tree full of frozen-in-time icicles! Back to the grind..
Posted in Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged banyan trees, bird santuary, Boca Raton, children, Delray Beach, family, ficus, Florida travel, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, kids, Manatee Lagoon, relax, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, West Palm, winter break on December 30, 2016| Leave a Comment »
What’s better than having Chanukah and Christmas land in the same week? Visiting both sets of grandparents in Florida for a few days!
We love blue skies and really miss them here in dreary and gray NYC.
Add on some great excursions like a trip to a Manatee Lagoon, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Wakodahatchee Wetlands and of course – the pool and beach – and you have kids sobbing on the plane that they have to leave. I’m missing the warm temps right about now as well.
Have a great start to a new year everyone! May your year be full of sunshine like our photos below:
The Lighthouse and its views, along with gorgeous trees on the grounds
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged acting, ballerina swan, children, culture, dancing, family, Grinch, kids, nyc area, parenting, plays, Queens, seasons, snow, snowing on December 28, 2016| 1 Comment »
Well here’s what’s been going on here: we had a dusting of snow that lasted for all of a couple of hours and then melted away as rain within the same day. It was pretty enough to photograph but didn’t linger long enough to turn into snowmen. My Jewish kids were once again tapped for their acting skills – as Zoe played the Grinch in the school play just as her brother did 3 years ago. I’m glad the school hung on to that backdrop that I made all those years ago! This year was spruced up with a sled made from the janitor’s cart – it was Zoe’s favorite scene, riding in that thing. We got to squeeze in a kid-version mash up of Swan Lake and Nutcracker called ‘Ballerina Swan‘. Zoe loves posing with the dancers!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, Christmas mixed with chanukkah, cousins, family, fireplace, gifting, happy, holidays, kids, parenting on December 20, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Well it was time again for the ‘Trotto Holiday roundup’ as we’ve done in years past. My kids got gifts in Chanukah wrap paper and their cousins decked out in red and green and tore open gifts in Santa paper. The food was delicious and the company was great. And our newest addition to it all – Angelo – was surprisingly chill for a tiny guy at the table. He even tried to keep up to conversation.