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Some snippets of our world this and last week –

in the alley we have some backyard theater, starring Zeek the chihuahua

in the alley we have some backyard theater, starring Zeek the chihuahua

Zoe gets her hair done at FAO Schwarz before they closed in their old location

Zoe gets her hair done at FAO Schwarz before they closed in their old location

neighbors Kev and Maude invite us to their yard before Maude heads off to camp

neighbors Kev and Maude invite us to their yard before Maude heads off to camp

a birthday party at a friend's apartment building where this great garden takes up a whole block

a birthday party at a friend’s apartment building where this great garden takes up a whole block

I don't know how the neighbors got this in their yard but on hot days, we are psyched it's there

I don’t know how the neighbors got this in their yard but on hot days, we are psyched it’s there

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Ahh summer we knew you would finally return, hot temperatures and all. But what a difference a year makes. We are still only minutes from Manhattan by train but can catch fireflies after dinner in the alley now. Lots of lemonade stands and random box inventions going on… here are some glimpses via our instagram:

(and remember our friends The Blys? They got another story on their cool garage!)

a new babysitter gives Zoe some summer bling

a new babysitter gives Zoe some summer bling

ahhh I'll just rest here

ahhh I’ll just rest here

rambutans are in season!

rambutans are in season!

the kids made a 'candy ATM' using an old box, and leftover Halloween candy

the kids made a ‘candy ATM’ using an old box, and leftover Halloween candy

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firefly scouting by night

firefly scouting by night

summer naps can happen anywhere, anytime

summer naps can happen anywhere, anytime

the lizard goggles are back

the lizard goggles are back

the 'kid's table' is simply a picnic blanket

the ‘kid’s table’ is simply a picnic blanket

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bring it on! Lemonade stands and watermelon consumption starts now…

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Just a gratuitous post with photos of Aya’s pretty outdoor birthday party. I love parties in Flushing Meadow Park with the World’s Fair monument as the backdrop. It was a perfect day for swinging at the piñata and making princess crowns in the grass .. happy 4th little Aya Lucia! (seen here second from the left)

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Meeting new neighbors in our alley has been great, but even more enriching when you discover there are some artist dads on the block! Local dad and artist Nitin Mukul had his show at the Consulate General of India, NYC – allowing us not only to view his work, but to hang at the Consulate at the same time. And we thought his paintings looked great in his home… look at them in this space!

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Zoe feels like a princess on the Consulate stairs

Zoe feels like a princess on the Consulate stairs

the artist (2nd from right) takes a shot of his visitors

the artist (2nd from right) takes a shot of his visitors

love this 'chandelier' piece over the door

love this ‘chandelier’ piece over the door

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To send them to camp, or to NOT send them – that is the question every summer. On one hand it seems like a lot of unstructured time, and on the other hand the summer goes too quickly and we miss them as soon as September hits. Then an article like this one comes along and gets us excited about exploring the city again, for yet another summer. Go ahead, click the link. You know you are curious.

Zoe can just craft and create for hours

Zoe can just craft and create for hours

Ezra has been working on this grape vine tent all spring - summer hang out?

Ezra has been working on this grape vine tent all spring – summer hang out?

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Ezra has been learning to play the violin, and even though most of the boys have dropped out of class and he has to get to class at 7:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays – he still perseveres and has steadily improved! Look at this little man taking the stage – I do love his little ‘wink’ that he does to see the strings occasionally. And that’s not Jingle Bells that he’s playing in June, it’s ‘Spring-le Bells’.

I couldn’t be prouder! Check out videos of his concert here! https://vimeo.com/130539760

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