some pix of our summer thus far –
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:
Posted in Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged Bar Raval, Byblos Restaurant, Canada, Canoe restaurant, eating, fine dining, restaurants, summerlicious, Toronto, travelling on August 10, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
My husband and I made a quick trip to Toronto together – alone for a couple days – a first in many, many years! We were surprised that we actually didn’t bother visiting as many museum and art shows as we thought we would. Instead we kept indulging in Toronto’s fine restaurants. I guess we had forgotten how lovely it is to eat undistracted, at any hour, without concern of other little hungry bellies or picky eaters (thankfully our kids are not too picky, but it was nice to eat whatever we like without little hands in our plates!)
We checked out Canoe Restaurant, Bar Raval and Byblos Restaurant to name just a few. We are officially hooked on Canadian dining!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Travel, tagged children, cliff walk, fun, fun with kids, history, kids, mansions, Newport, ocean views, parenting, Rhode Island, Rosecliff, travel on May 16, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
Well I haven’t been here for many years, but I’ve always loved the mansions on the bluff at Newport RI. We walked the ‘cliff walk’ with the kids just a couple weekends ago .. and took in the stellar ocean view and fresh sea air. More mansions will be opening up again with the warmer season coming. I can’t wait to some day tour and share my knowledge of the Rosecliff with the kids (where the first Gatsby movie with Mia Farrow was filmed) – my favorite mansion tour!
Zoe does some cartwheels –
Posted in Beautiful Things, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, Travel, tagged children, family, garden, gardening and kids, Jewish kids, Jewish life, Kansas City, learning to plant, missouri, mitzvah, parenting, summer on May 9, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
Cousins Alison and Stella took us to the Mitzvah Garden near there synagogue, where we learned a thing or two about collecting water in rain barrels and planting vegetables for summer! I plan on using some info I gleaned about keeping purple martins around with bird feeders .. so that they will linger to eat all our bugs!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Jewish Life, Parenting, Travel, tagged animals, carousel, children, cousins, family, fun with kids in Ks City, Kansas City Zoo, kids, lorikeet, parenting, passover weekend, penguin, polar bear, relatives, tram, travel, zoos on May 6, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
There’s probably no bigger feat than getting this whole entourage (that is my husband’s family and relatives) to enjoy the same activity and move around at the same place and same pace, yet they always seem to amaze me and do it so well. Which is ideal for us since Ezra and Zoe love spending so much time with their cousins. And on a hot day – gazing at cool pools filled with polar bears, penguins, riding the tram or carousel and feeding lorikeets is pretty much all we wanted to do.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Jewish Life, Parenting, Travel, tagged America, children, Claes Oldenburg, cousins, family, Jewish life, Kansas City, kids, midwest, Nelson Atkins Art Museum, parenting, passover, seder on May 5, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
Sorry again that I’ve lagged in posting photos but this past April Spring break week has been so full of activity, my camera and phone were back burnered.
We spent a lovely first 2 seders with cousins Alison and Stella (remember they came to see US here?) Kansas City is amazing! I love the Nelson Atkins Art Museum (although it was so warm outside we stayed with the Claes Oldenburg sculptures outdoors) and we had a lovely 2nd night seder outdoors – which I always love. (It happened before a few years ago in Maryland!) More pix of the Kansas City Zoo are to come..