Ok I’ve mentioned the incredibly creative ‘mamma Loren‘ a number of times on this blog, it’s true. BUT I put this idea up on instagram and it was met with a lot of interest and curiosity. SO I thought you’d want to know that YOU TOO can get your winter-weather stir crazy kids to ‘climb the walls’ by simple ordering some grips on REI.com – then affix to the wall! Check out Zoe and Ezra giving it a try:
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Kid style, Parenting, Rainy days, tagged box, box art, cardboard, children, crafting, equipment cart, imagination, kids, making things, play, toys on October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment »
While packing I’ve hesitated to pack away all the kids toys. I worry that a rainy day will come and they will have not-as-much-to-do with all their things put away for the move. Imagine my surprise when they spent nearly 2-3 solid days doing nothing but creating this ‘camper’ or box car … with one moving box and my husband’s equipment cart! I think this toy is coming with us.
It even has ‘disco lighting’ inside!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Rainy days, tagged architecture, art, children, culture, fun in Long Island, Hamptons, kids, learning, modern art, museums, paintings, parenting, Parrish Art Museum, scavenger hunt, sculpture on October 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Rainy days, tagged cup of jo, drawing, graph, illustration, NYC weather, pie chart, Sarah Lazarovic, seasons, warmer days, weekend, winter days on March 14, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Cup Of Jo posted this illustration by Sarah Lazarovic yesterday and it cracked me up.. it’s so true! Four seasons do not quite feel like FOUR seasons here in NYC. We had that brief blurb of spring a couple days ago… I do plan on putting some photos on the blog of our attempts to bike and get outside but it’s almost depressing that it’s already gone – that fresh warmer air.
Oh well. We will find more adventure this weekend regardless of the cold so – stay tuned. And have a great weekend.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Rainy days, Travel, tagged blizzard, brrr it's cold outside, central park, dreary days, Lincoln Center, Manhattan, NYC, snow, snowy days, winter wonderland on February 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Yesterday was dreary, cold and gray – and today the park looks a bit more like a winter wonderland. So much so that I am tempted to leave work for a walk in the park, no matter how cold it may be out there. It’s hard to believe we got a day of 50 degree weather on Sunday – this winter has been crazy. Here are a couple of shots of yesterday, and now:
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Rainy days, tagged ABC of it; Why children's books matter, children, exhibits for kids, fun, illustration, learning, Manhattan, New york public library, parenting, play, reading and kids on December 12, 2013 | 1 Comment »
We went to the main branch of the New York Public Library for the ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter show. It was not only fascinating for adults (especially those like myself who LOVE children’s book illustrations) but also for kids who enjoy any exhibit that’s interactive and allow them to touch and sit on everything! We even learned of some new books that we haven’t read yet…
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Cornwall, Holidays, Parenting, Rainy days, Travel, tagged children, cooking, Cornwall CT, end of summer, figs, fishing, fun, grilling, kids, Labor Day, lake, paella, rain on September 9, 2013 | 1 Comment »
End of the summer, trying to play on the lake in the rain, Loren created a humongous paella, fishing, figs from Megan’s yard, and Zoe cannot seem to take her mind off that nest swing. She wants to swing in it all day! Her feet hanging out of the front… slays me. The level of cuteness is ridiculous.