When the weather gets this cold, there’s nothing better than something hot and brothy. After Sunday School we love exploring the food shops around Flushing’s Chinatown and someone at our synagogue recommended Sentosa. What a find! Their shrimp and green bean dish along with noodles in broth is amazing, and we loved the ‘Indian pancake’ in a chicken coconut broth. I’m already having a craving for more!
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged broth, children, chinatown, coconut, culture, curry, diversity, family, Flushing, food experimenting, indian pancakes, kids and food, Malaysian food, new york, noodles, NYC, parenting, Queens, spicy, stir fry, Sundays on January 13, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Holidays, Parenting, tagged cats, children, country, family, fireplace, friends, fun, holidays, joy, kids, lake, nature, New Year's Day, parenting, resolutions, snow on January 6, 2016 | 1 Comment »
We hung out in Cornwall CT again with friends, and my boys were inspired to jump into the lake on New Year’s Day. I don’t quite understand this tradition, but they like it (and my husband has done the Polar Bear Club at Coney Island before so .. this one is more manageable for the kids it seems).
I’m not really a resolution person, but some things came to mind that I’d like to try to practice this year (no pressure, I’ll just try!)
– remember what great “partners in crime” me and my husband are to each other
– stop cleaning the house so much!
– have more dinner parties cuz hey, they’re fun
– don’t bark at the kids; no sense in making their day stink too..
– have patience
– stop eating and drinking things that just taste ‘eh’. If it’s scrumptious, then pig out and enjoy.
Here are some Jan 1 moments via our instagram feed:
Posted in Crafting, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged art, Beacon, children, fun outside of niece, glass baubles, glass blowing, Hudson, kids, NY, parenting, snow, upstate on January 5, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
In the last few days of our winter break we did some exploring right outside of our city… and came across Hudson Beach Glass. The kids loved watching the glass blower (I LOVE the rack of glass pumpkins!), and we later stopped at Homespun Foods for an amazing yummy lunch.
Now we are a little blue to be back to the grind and to our regular routines – but colder weather is moving in so that it really feels like winter! Clearly the snow in the photos below show that NYC has some winter catching up to do ..
There’s a new gym for kids in town – and no, it doesn’t reside within the Brooklyn Zoo (full of animals). It’s a facility that allows kids to take ‘Ninja Classes’ or Capoeira or Parkour classes – or just swing from ropes and jump on a trampoline!
Ezra is quite animated in this segment, and Zoe has the theme song down! … enjoy!
Posted in Fun in NYC, Holidays, Kid style, Parenting, Travel, tagged Bergdorf Goodman store, charity, Christmas day, christmas tree, family, family fun, feeding the homeless, holidays, kids, lights, Manhattan, mitzvah, NYC, ornaments, parenting, The Palace Hotel, windows on December 29, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
I’m always at a bit of a loss with what to do on Christmas Day. This year I did something I was always curious about: we explored Manhattan while everyone else was in unwrapping gifts. As I had hoped, the tourist crowds were minimal and we could see the windows and lights on Fifth Avenue without having to struggle to see over other heads!
We then checked out the huge tree at The New York Palace Hotel before heading downtown for lunch. Best of all we got to do another holiday mitzvah – while strolling downtown we ran into a family who were feeding the homeless community in Tompkins Square Park, and Ezra wanted to jump in and help! He and my husband handed out food before we headed home for the night. I think we now have a new tradition for December 25.
and heading downtown to the East Village we found this cool 3D graffiti:
handing out food in Tompkins Square Park:
Posted in Alley life, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, Christmas eve with friends, city life, flowers, Jewish life in secular world, kids, lawns, parties, party, Queens, santa dress up on December 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Ha ha ha… I thought all our holiday activity would be over after Hanukkah, but somehow the December festivities just kept going this year. Our neighbor had an open house on Christmas Eve where my husband and I had a ‘mistletoe photo opp’, and then friends in Astoria had a little Secret Santa gift swap for the kids. Shortly after this, another neighbor asked my husband to pose as Santa at midnight Christmas eve (although he’s not certain the kids involved were convinced, he had a good time trying)! We joke that this was one (of a few) holiday mitzvahs that we did this year.
The weather was so unseasonably warm that crocuses and tulips are cropping up around the neighbors’ lawn holiday decorations.
It’s been a unique December, that’s for sure!