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.
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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 »
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.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Hamptons, Parenting, Travel, tagged beaches, Bridgehampton, camping, children, end of summer, Hamptons, kids, nature, parenting, shells, South fork, turtles, vacationing with kids on September 30, 2016 | 1 Comment »
Cooler weather is already creeping in here, and just a couple weekends ago we made our last treks to beaches and sand. First we camped at Cedar Point near East Hampton, then returned to our barn in Bridgehampton to seal the deal on relaxing before school and work and schedules take over. We got to quickly run into the South Fork Natural History Museum before heading home, and promise to spend more time there next summer.
Posted in Cornwall, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged children, Connecticut, cows, craters, dairy farms, end of summer, hiking, housatonic, kids, nature, outdoors, parenting, waterfalls on September 22, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
We went back to gorgeous Connecticut and all the nature that it has to provide. We hiked around the Housatonic Falls a bit – which looked so much like the moon with fresh ice water running over it. The kids were real patient about posing for their dad’s photos – in some cases they even got into the Swiss cheese holes in the rocks for the shot!
Zoe loved posing as a wood sprite on tree stumps (her dad’s shot is better but my less professional version from my iPhone is below). We also explored a dairy farm where fresh chocolates are made from the cow’s milk! Of course this got us in the mood for some ice cream that came from another dairy farm down the road. How did Zoe fit that whole ice cream into her belly you may ask? Well, mom helped at the end.
Posted in Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, Travel, tagged children, family, fun, kids, Manhattan, new york city, NYC, parenting, Queens, summer, travel on August 26, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
some pix of our summer thus far –
Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged beaching with kids, Cape Cod, children, east sandwich massachusettes, family, kids, Massachusetts, ocean, parenting, Sandy, sea, summer vacation on August 17, 2016 | 1 Comment »
In an effort to relive my 10th birthday (yeah – denying my new age), my family and I went to Cape Cod for a weekend. I have fond memories of eating lobster and riding go-karts in this neighborhood – and while much of the terrain has changed since I was younger, we did manage to find fun NEW things to do. Like this amazing boardwalk beach in East Sandwich: not only was the stroll on the boardwalk over wetlands amazing, but the little inlet near the ocean proved to be a fun stomping ground for kids chasing feisty hermit crabs.
You’re never too old to find new traditions I guess: