We had another round of cousins come through! We took them to Oculus and lower Manhattan for some slide and playground time, then invited them along to find eggs in our alley. While the boys went to a Yankees game, the gals went to see an acrobatic show titled ‘Something’ in Times Square. Zoe loves the huge cupcakes sold outside of the theater. The weather was unseasonably warm so kids were able to dye eggs outdoors (whew.. less mess). Ezra is super proud of his ‘galaxy egg’ seen here:
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Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged alley life, Broadway, canday, children, cousins, easter, egg hunt, kids, kids shows, New Vic Theater, Oculus, Queens neighborhood, Something, travel, World Trade Center NYC on April 20, 2017| 1 Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Hamptons, Parenting, Travel, tagged beach, children, dogs, Hamptons, lighthouses, Long Island, ocean, outings with kids, sea, warm Feb on east coast on February 27, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Ok I’m realizing my blog is becoming about the constantly changing temperatures here but COME ON! We’ve gone from snow storm to sudden 70 degree spring day so it’s definitely worth mentioning, right? When I look at my previous post and see all that snow, and then realize that I’m about to post some “trips to the beach images”, I’m reminded of how crazy this Feb weather really has been.
But more importantly: we’ve found a new beach. We drove to the Fire Island Lighthouse after a friend recommended this hike to the shore via the more inland parking lot area. And what a nice surprise this all was! We spotted deer who lingered just 10 feet from the path, and learned that our new rescue dog (who hails from Nebraska) is as in love with the sea as we are! The only downside: we were NOT the only ones with this brilliant idea – the beach was backed with other beach combers in late Feb! Go figure..
Posted in Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged banyan trees, bird santuary, Boca Raton, children, Delray Beach, family, ficus, Florida travel, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, kids, Manatee Lagoon, relax, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, West Palm, winter break on December 30, 2016| Leave a Comment »
What’s better than having Chanukah and Christmas land in the same week? Visiting both sets of grandparents in Florida for a few days!
We love blue skies and really miss them here in dreary and gray NYC.
Add on some great excursions like a trip to a Manatee Lagoon, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Wakodahatchee Wetlands and of course – the pool and beach – and you have kids sobbing on the plane that they have to leave. I’m missing the warm temps right about now as well.
Have a great start to a new year everyone! May your year be full of sunshine like our photos below:
The Lighthouse and its views, along with gorgeous trees on the grounds
Posted in Parenting, Travel, tagged children, drag queens, Holiday market, Independence Hall, kids, Liberty Bell, parenting, Pennsylvania, philadelphia museum of art, we love Philadelphia, weekend trips in the cold on December 13, 2016| Leave a Comment »
My husband and I love this walkable city full of history (and great food!) We love it so much, we seriously considered moving here a few years ago. We had a chance to get back last weekend and – with the kids in tow – had lots of fun revisiting the birthplace of the constitution, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Parenting, Queens Life, Travel, tagged Anthony Bourdain, children, Cornwall CT, Fantastic Beasts, hiking, kids, Mohawk Mountain, movie going, NYC life with kids, parenting, season change, snow on November 21, 2016| Leave a Comment »
It was a crazy busy week last week of movie premiers and parent/teacher conferences. We ran off to a friend’s house in the country to enjoy the foliage but it was covered with snow by Sunday! Here are some snaps from IG of some of the highlights :
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Holidays, Jewish Life, Parenting, Travel, tagged autumn, bounty, children, fall, family, foliage, harvest, hiking, holidays, Jewish, leaves, nature with kids, parenting, sukkah Sukkot on October 26, 2016| Leave a Comment »
We had shakshuka in the sukkah at cousin Stephanie’s house. What a treat! I do love this holiday and eating outdoors for what feels like the last days before the real bitter cold comes around. We feasted outdoors for lunch as well before hiking around Rock Creek National Park a bit. I guess I didn’t realize how many friends and neighbors can build sukkahs in their yards when you live in the suburbs. In the city I’d grown accustomed to just visiting common sukkahs in synagogues or if an apartment building was fortunate enough to have large garden space. And of course what’s best of all is getting to see cousins again for the weekend.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Travel, tagged Andy Goldsworthy, art, art trips, children, culture, kids, Maya Lin, Monroe County, Nam June Paik, outdoor art, parenting, sculpture, Storm King Art Center on October 12, 2016| Leave a Comment »
I love Storm King Art Center more than any other excursion to see art outdoors! I finally returned to this favorite place – although it was a bit too early to see the foliage change colors – it was nice and cool so that we didn’t burn up out in the sun all day. The kids love running around Maya Lin‘s ‘Wave Field’ and of course my husband and I cannot get enough of Andy Goldsworthy‘s Storm King Wall. The kids couldn’t stop running with their own reflections at the ‘Mirror Fence‘ and I never tire of seeing the mysterious Nam June Paik face sculptures in the grass.