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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Posted in Found Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Beautiful Things, tagged parenting, kids, NYC, fun, children, Manhattan, candy, upper east side, Its Sugar, candy store, earrings on March 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged art for kids, children, classical Greek and Roman Art, cold days, drawing, fun in NYC, Gustav Klimt, Manhattan, Metropolitan Museum of Art, near Central Park, parenting, Picasso, sculpture, sketching, The Met on March 18, 2015 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, tagged acting, Cate Blanchett, children, Cinderella, Disney, fun in manhattan, Helena Bonham Carter, movie going with kids, NYC, prince, princess, Times Square on March 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
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.
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged alley life, children, family life, flowers, gardening, hyacinths, kids, lovely weather, neighborhood, NYC kids, parenting, Queens, spring, thaw on March 16, 2015 | 1 Comment »
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!
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, Travel, tagged biang restaurant nyc, children, chinatown, Chinese New Year, duck, dumplings, Flushing, food adventures around NYC, kids, noodles, parenting, Queens, snow storm, soba on March 13, 2015 | 3 Comments »
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!
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)