It’s been a full year of owning our house! (Although it feels like less than a year because we moved in nearer to Halloween.) It’s been a lovely place to call home. I don’t miss the messy renovation stage but I do admit – I sometimes want to make trips to tile shops and appliance centers just because I somehow got use to it last summer. The anticipation was fun as well .. not knowing how it would all shape up in the end. The very best part is now finally living in it – as if it’s always been ours.
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I think I’ve already posted our grapevine clubhouse – but wanted to add more pictures here. We’ve kind of taken the ‘wait and see’ approach with our new garden. And I have to say, it may’ve worked to our advantage. The grapevine is sprawling, we’ve made a patch for zucchini and tomatoes where forsythia use to be (we’ve now dragged the forsythia to the front yard) and honestly our quantity of bees and mosquitos has kind of diminished. Maybe due to having weeds and plants indigenous to our area? Not sure… but I’ve heard it’s good for pollinators to let some weeds grow and not over-coif the garden. I do know a woman rang our door bell and asked to photograph the white flowers in our front yard. I was nearly bowled over to find a brand new bush had cropped up almost overnight yielding about 12 – 8 inch white flowers. I think she was just as confused when I stepped out on our front step and said “where on earth did those come from?”
THAT’s how our garden grows, lately.
(as a side note, we JUST got some new plants from my in-laws so we should have some new garden pix soon!)
Well I did it again and left photos in my phone for too long. As you most likely already know our Z bear moved on up to grammar school and starts kindergarten in the fall. She was the proudest little student, and during her ceremony there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Even the teachers cried. I think we are all gonna miss this sweet batch of kids.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, city kids, Crawfish Festival, Governor's Island, outdoor art, parenting, sculpture, summer fun on August 7, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Oh my poor neglected blog… it’s been too long. I’ve left these photos in the phone forever and now finally have them to show; Ezra’s very grown-out hair and all.
This all happened way back at the beginning of the summer when the weather was even a bit cool. I don’t know what we were thinking – Crawfish, yum? When we got there and saw a gazillion crawfish in a basket I think we all collectively thought “Crawfish, ew!” So in the end we didn’t eat any, but we enjoyed the transported orangey sand and the live bands, and of course the art on the island is always great.
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged balance bike, children, kids, learning to ride a bike, no training wheels, parenting, Queens, summer fun on August 6, 2015 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Alley life, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged backyard fun, children, crafting, jackson heights life, neighbors, NYC kids, parenting, parties, summertime, theater on July 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Some snippets of our world this and last week –
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: