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As if NYC needs another brilliant candy store, right? (Remember our trip to this one and this one?) Well while walking around the upper east side we were drawn into this great place. Zoe is still obsessing about getting her ears pierced… just to be able to get the sweet cupcake packaging with a new pair of earrings. And both mom AND daughter want a dress made of candy now! Have a sweet weekend –

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It’s back to being cold here of course, and when we make that first foray to Central Park and then realize that we are freezing – it’s always great to pop into The Met Museum (again) for warmth and an afternoon of sketching sculpture.

Zoe's favorite purple Klimt

Zoe’s favorite purple Klimt

Explaining to Ezra why we cannot afford a Picasso

Explaining to Ezra why we cannot afford a Picasso

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lots of still subjects to sketch

lots of still subjects to sketch

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Once again E and Z’s dad scored us some early viewing tickets to Cinderella. The kids were encouraged to dress up like prince and princess and we had some free popcorn and soda. The movie by the way is gorgeous… the costumes are amazing. And Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother, Cate Blanchett as the step mother? Incredible casting! If you asked the kids for their reviews it would go pretty much like this: Ezra loved the talking mice, and Zoe loved the big blue swirly dress. There’s a sweet little short film about Elsa and Anna to start the show as well, which the kids also loved.

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Well shortly after writing about our blustery snowy day, we started to see a bit of a thaw here in NYC. As my family in Boston deals with breaking a snow record with their 108 inches of snow as of Sunday, we are started to see tiny buds of tulips coming up on the front lawn and the alley is wet from all the melting snow. Will it last – or is this just March being tempestuous again? I dread the idea of a rogue snowstorm in April!

Zoe splashing in what USE TO BE snow!

Zoe splashing in what USE TO BE snow!

thank you Ina Seow for this instagram pix

thank you Ina Seow for this instagram pix

my husband treated me to these beauties, now in full bloom already.

my husband treated me to these beauties, now in full bloom already.

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While we went to Target to get Zoe her prize for sleeping in her own bed, a snow storm hit and we needed to stop somewhere warm and cozy to eat. What better cold-weather dish than broth and noodles in this the more authentic Chinatown of Queens? We did a bit of walking around to find an underground ‘mall’ of more restaurants, and discovered how dumplings are made. Biang’s panda prints and green dumplings are hands down the best!

LOVE these panda prints on the walls of Biang

LOVE these panda prints on the walls of Biang

such a cold and blustery night

such a cold and blustery night

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some remaining bits of Chinese New Year

some remaining bits of Chinese New Year

Zoe checks out the dumpling making

Zoe checks out the dumpling making

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this basement mall of food feels more like a trip to Hong Kong

this basement mall of food feels more like a trip to Hong Kong

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Hello again semi-neglected blog! Much going on here back in NYC. We had a storm, then a thaw, a snowy trek to Target to get Zoe her well-earned prize for learning to stay in her own bed in her new(-ish) bedroom. There’s been applying to schools and studying for standardized tests, and in the midst of it all we found a tiny slow leak under our shut off valve so … enter the city workers!! I was amazed these guys could dig down so deep in frozen dirt and Ezra loved the snake of new copper piping going in!
(photos by Greg Kessler)

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Their visit was too brief, and some were feeling under the weather – but clearly Ezra and Zoe enjoyed it. If I’m not mistaken it seems by the photo below that Eve even let Zoe style her hair, and Solomon was as always the teaching ‘big cuz’. Next time we hope to have more time and take them out for dim sum (one of their favorite meals) in Flushing. Have a great weekend!

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