It seems like only yesterday that these were the tiniest little caterpillars in a jar (a gift from my boss when we realized we purchased the wrong kind of fuzzy critters for a photo shoot). I think all those pink petals on our front walk make the butterflies very happy –
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Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, city life, fun in NYC, Jackson Heights, kids, mother's day, neighbors, NYC, parenting, pool, start of summer, summer life on May 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Mother’s Day was a beautiful balmy day that encouraged us to go to the beach BUT .. our alley tempted my kids to stay. Neighbors set up a pool, we sat around and chatted, and lounged all day while the kids were happy. How can a Mother’s Day get better than that?
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged alley life, cherry blossoms, flowers, gardens, Jackson Heights, kids on balance bikes, lilacs, neighbors, Queens, scooters, season change, spring, trees, warmth on May 6, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Parenting, Queens Life, tagged #prayfornepal, charity, children, Diversity Plaza, earthquake relief in Jackson Heights, help, kids, Nepal, parenting, Pray for Nepal, Queens on April 29, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Our local Diversity Plaza is keeping a memorial and communication center up for people still desperately hoping to hear from loved ones back home. They’ve also been collecting donations to help – and Erza and Zoe are donating with some matched $$$s from their grandparents (thanks!) Here are some photos of the plaza filled with candles and little post-it notes of prayers of hope:
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged alley life, children, free range kids, kids, lemonade stand, neighbors in NYC, parenting, summertime, teaching business to kids, teaching kids about giving back on April 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
We are back to a more spring-like cold snap today, but a few days ago the temperatures soared up to the high 70s — and Ezra was BEYOND excited that our new alley neighbors wanted to create a lemonade stand with him. I think he was in heaven for a day – we all were. We stayed outdoors and planted things. And Ezra and his crew made enough money to pay back the parents for their supplies, and still have a few dollars in their pockets ! (I hear the ‘competition’ on the other side of the alley donated all their hard earned cash to a charity.) I hope the better weather returns soon!
This girl I tell ya … she loves to perform. Although we are a family of so much mixed ethnicity – she decided to simply wear a spring flower dress to match the backdrop!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged 42, balloons, baseball season, bouncy house, Citi Field, face painting, Jackie Robinson, Mets, queens Flushing NY on April 8, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Believe it or not the kids biked all the way to Citi Field and back – 2 miles each way from our home – and checked out Opening Day. There was a bouncy house, balloon animals made on the spot, and face painting… what better way to welcome the spring weather?