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I was invited to speak at Zoe’s ‘Multi-culture Day’ at her school, and got a chance to see all the projects they’ve been working on this year. The walls and bulletin boards are jam-packed with all sorts of cool projects: all about pulleys on the science board, heroes on the writing board, Spanish and English key words and 3D shape facts on the Math board. I don’t think I was doing this much in second grade! But it all looks so fun, I kinda wish I could go back to grade school. We will miss this sweet little school when Zoe leaves this late spring. Ezra went through here up until 2nd grade as well, and we wished we could keep them in this warm, nurturing, creative environment forever. (Plus they let this mamma come in and add some creative flair to backdrops and bulletin boards sometimes.. which I love). But it’s off to ‘bigger girl school’ in the fall – thankfully many of her classmates will be going with her.

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Everyone with a kid here in NYC LOVES the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) – not just because the rooms are huge and little ones can run around, but also because there are tons of exhibits to see.  It has everything from dinosaurs, to body systems, the big blue whale room and biodiversity room are kid favorites too where sleepovers are often held (especially after the success of the ‘Night At the Museum‘ series).

We got there this week to see their ‘Senses’ show:  a fun exhibit that kids can handle, sniff and be dizzied by.  We had a lot of fun learning how different animals and insects see with heat instead of color for example, and then got to get outside to Central Park nearby to put our own senses to work.

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and then ahhhh .. get outdoors for some sense-stretching in Central Park!

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I have no idea how I forgot to post these pix of our trip to this amazing museum in San Francisco.  We got a rainy day on the last day of our trip and this location was just the right dose of fun for older and younger kids.  The claymation studio kept Ezra occupied and of course Zoe loves to draw and make movies (and a music video studio!) as well.  My favorite room was a space where kids could scan their car, building and truck drawings and then see them come to life in a ‘city’ projected all around the room!

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projecting moving fish on to a sandbox.. makes it come to life!

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we always love constructing with these foam blocks

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making clay characters for movie making

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and .. action!

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I LOVE this room where the kids’ drawings come to life on the walls!

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Ezra programs a bot to move around a maze

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learning some coding

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I’d forgotten to post some pix from our synagogue’s Purim Carnival… always a fun event, and colorful in that the kids get to make their masks and costumes and nosh on jam filled hamantaschen. Enjoy some pix of one of the Jewish Holidays that – at least in this year -seems to usher in spring!

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While in Boston during President’s Day, we had to check out the next nearest presidential library of course. This sun filled atrium was designed by IM Pei (who did the World Trade Center and the glass pyramid at the Louvre – is still alive and working at age 100, and his son’s office is upstairs from where I work.) Aside from the amazing view and architecture, the library is filled with letters and political cartoons as well as Jacqueline’s elegant things. Zoe very quickly got hooked to Jackie as you can see ..

Have a great weekend everyone!

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We made a little getaway during the beginning of Feb break. It was cold, but when bundled up .. the beaches in East Chatham and Welfleet area is the best place to be in the middle of winter! And even though many of the seasonal restaurants were closed, P Town always has great art everywhere. We ate at our favorite place The Canteen again (open year round!), and as always – the crispy spicy Brussels sprouts did not disappoint. Even Louie loves Cape Cod now!

(thank you Auntie Betty for hosting!)

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Hello winter. You are awfully long.

Good thing us NYC kids got some great museums to go to – to take away the winter blas with some color (rather than fly off to somewhere tropical, not always possible!) We spent a dreary gray day at the MoMA and loved the explosion of color. I love seeing all the really young art enthusiasts… my kids are not alone in their love of art, that’s for sure!

Have a great weekend.
This Frantisek Kupka painting should brighten your mood:
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