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Once again E and Z’s dad was hired to shoot a week of fun science events around the city, and we had grandma in to help with staying on top of things while parents were working like crazy. ┬áThe WSF had some great outdoor activities – like exploring the water life around our local park (Gantry), as well as an amazing Star Gazing event later in the evening in Brooklyn! I think we were wiped out after a whole day of activity but were happy we could show grandma the ropes on the WSF!

 

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grandma helping us fish the east river!

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Ezra under his night umbrella while star gazing

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Javits Center here in NYC hosted the Green Festival Expo last weekend. While Zoe and I went to a birthday party, Ezra got to try Kombucha, various flavors of gluten and dairy free ice cream and test out some pretty slick kitchen knives. I’m not really sure where the bubble full of money comes in on all this but Ezra definitely had a great time scrambling to collect as many dollars as he could over a wind machine!

yessss, has a fruity bouquet!

yessss, has a fruity bouquet!

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these bean filled chairs are soooo comfy

these bean filled chairs are soooo comfy

catch some cash!

catch some cash!

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While I’m not 100 percent ‘off’ of meat, I do live with a vegetarian and – truth be told – I do like the idea of saving the environment and some animals by eating less of it. We got a nice warm welcome to the NY Vegetarian Festival at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan however. The folks at the door loved the idea of kids coming around to test the nibbles. There were puppets being made of recycled materials, crafts and coloring, and of course some veg meat options (Ezra loved the faux jerky) to try. My kids love beans and Indian food so they sampled this the most!

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On a quiet rainy Sunday we got to go with E and Z’s dad to work. While my husband photographed this event, the kids took in this new visual stage play presented by China National Theater for Children at the Skirball Center at NYU. It was such a treat – the costumes were incredible and the stage set was so vivid. Both Zoe and Ezra were transfixed through the entire 90 minute performance. Even 2 year old Zoe didn’t protest once or try to run in the aisles as she usually does. It was a story about each animal of the Chinese Zodiac with a message of conservation at the end (a hint: the dragon is a symbol for ‘water’ in China), and the kids got to make their own masks out of recycled materials during a craft session before the show.

Zoe is ready for her first trip to the theater:

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