Even though the temps were warm, we could do a few wintery NYC things like ice skating in Bryant Park. A February-break staycation is always fun when you get to catch up on city outings like this, and the rink wasn’t even crowded with tourists shockingly!
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged Bryant Park, children, family, february break, free things to do in nyc, fun, ice skating, kids, parenting, staycation, winter, Winter Village on March 1, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Cooking, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, cooking, cursive writing, fun, kids, Manhattan, NYC, NYC woman's march, parenting, protests, rescue dog, sledding, snow days on February 17, 2017| Leave a Comment »
It did snow, and we had a snow day off from school (kids were thrilled). I unknowingly took our new dog Louie out in the snow without a sweater… yes, I’m use to shedding dogs with fur .. so had NO idea how cold this poor boy would be. Now I know. He survived me like a trooper.
Other than socializing Louie as best we can, and getting him use to living with us – we keep our fingers on the pulse of various local protests, sometimes stopping to photograph them. The city is alive and pulsing as always, but often it’s too cold to stay out there for long!
And the irony: this weekend will be unseasonably warm so we will plan on doing some grilling! Enjoy your weekend.
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Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, Uncategorized, tagged children, family, February, fun, kids, NYC, Queens, sledding, snow, snow day off, winter on February 8, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Well it’s been a mild winter so far, and today the temps are in the 60s – which I’m kind of digging. But tomorrow we are meant to have a snow day off… will it happen? Will we have another day like the one shown below.. which was back in the beginning of January and blew away within a day? Or will it linger? And I wonder how our new friend Louie will cope with snow –
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Rainy days, tagged 1960s style, bowling, children, CT, danbury, Danbury Duckpin Lanes, duck pin, family, fun, kids, oldest bowling alley, parenting, rainy day ideas, vacation ideas, vintage on January 9, 2017| Leave a Comment »
This bowling alley seemed to be frozen in time… somewhere in the 60s! It was great to feel like I was a kid again – tallying our own bowling scores without that screen overhead and sitting on this amazing fiberglass molded bench that I want to take home! Add the photos of bowling teams in bee hive hairdos and the holiday decorations from my childhood and I felt like I was sitting in a movie set. And oh yeah, the kids love bowling with smaller balls and pins at the same time –
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Holidays, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged block party, bobbing for apples, boxer, children, chocolate bar, costumes, crafting, Diwali, fighter, flapper, for kids, fun, Halloween 2016, Harry Potter, Hermione, holidays, homemade costumes, neighborhood, parenting, photo booth, princess, Rocky, unicorn, vampire on October 31, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Since we have only a limited amount of time after school and work today (Monday) we decided to have a Halloween ‘carnival’ of sorts in our alley for the kids. As it turned out the weather was amazing and cooperated until about dinner time, when the skies opened up and rain drove us all indoors. Our house provided a bean bag toss (like this easy one to make), and there was a Diwali station where kids could henna their hands. We created a photo booth, and other neighbors set out chalk stations, apple bobbing, karaoke and ‘Boo-sket ball’ hoop. In each station, kids could earn a ticket (or many) for participating and scoring. At the end of the alley tickets could be cashed in for treats – including berries, pretzels and access to the chocolate fountain!
At the end of summer we finally got back to our favorite peaceful (traffic free) island just a short boat ride from Manhattan. There’s a new slide on Governor’s that we had to check out (touted as being the largest) and a VW show was on. The kids loved looking at the vintage models from the 60s and now want a van for Chanukah!
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 –