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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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checking out Oculus at World Trade Center

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these girls mean business…

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my mom’s old technique for making paw prints make believers of even the older kids

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sharing their stash

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Zoe loves chocolate!

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the galaxy egg

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warmer temps and a city view from the playgrounds

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The cast of ‘Something’ poses with the girls

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look ma! it’s as big as my head!

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This is just a quick round up of some photos we have on instagram and that were stuck in my camera in general.  More blog posts coming soon!

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graduations galore

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a lovely rainbow appears at the globe in Flushing Meadow Park

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handing out ice cream cones on the alley for the last day of school

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BBQs with friends is my favorite part

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and of course, firefly catching!

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lots of chalk and games on the alley

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needing relief from the heat

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Ezra looks surprisingly sad to be leaving his school

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I’m not sure I can do a nine hour marathon of Halloween again, but it sure was fun albeit exhausting. We started at the parade at noon, and then had a party in our alley until dark when everyone went out to collect candy at least until 9pm.

Thank you gregkessler.com for all the great photos!

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zoe like candy

zoe like candy

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our neighbors went all out

our neighbors went all out

time to nibble donuts off a string!

time to nibble donuts off a string!

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AND MY OWN LESS IMPRESSIVE INSTAGRAM PIX HERE:
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fuzzy spring trees

fuzzy spring trees

water gun wars after dinner

water gun wars after dinner

trees blooming out our window and tourists stop to take pix of it!

trees blooming out our window and tourists stop to take pix of it!

lilacs!  my fave!  the whole alley smells of this..

lilacs! my fave! the whole alley smells of this..

balance bike buddies

balance bike buddies

I love our morning commute to school... no more snow!

I love our morning commute to school… no more snow!

the lovely garden at Zoe's school

the lovely garden at Zoe’s school

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We are back to a more spring-like cold snap today, but a few days ago the temperatures soared up to the high 70s — and Ezra was BEYOND excited that our new alley neighbors wanted to create a lemonade stand with him. I think he was in heaven for a day – we all were. We stayed outdoors and planted things. And Ezra and his crew made enough money to pay back the parents for their supplies, and still have a few dollars in their pockets ! (I hear the ‘competition’ on the other side of the alley donated all their hard earned cash to a charity.) I hope the better weather returns soon!

Malachy, Ezra and Maude get their business up and running

Malachy, Ezra and Maude get their business up and running

taste test - and Ezra keeps wanting to chip a penny off the price to be competitive!

taste test – and Ezra keeps wanting to chip a penny off the price to be competitive!

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The 'competition' on the other side of the alley offered baked goods!

The ‘competition’ on the other side of the alley offered baked goods!

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Well shortly after writing about our blustery snowy day, we started to see a bit of a thaw here in NYC. As my family in Boston deals with breaking a snow record with their 108 inches of snow as of Sunday, we are started to see tiny buds of tulips coming up on the front lawn and the alley is wet from all the melting snow. Will it last – or is this just March being tempestuous again? I dread the idea of a rogue snowstorm in April!

Zoe splashing in what USE TO BE snow!

Zoe splashing in what USE TO BE snow!

thank you Ina Seow for this instagram pix

thank you Ina Seow for this instagram pix

my husband treated me to these beauties, now in full bloom already.

my husband treated me to these beauties, now in full bloom already.

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