Posts Tagged ‘holidays’
Posted in Beautiful Things, Holidays, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, Christmas mixed with chanukkah, cousins, family, fireplace, gifting, happy, holidays, kids, parenting on December 20, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Well it was time again for the ‘Trotto Holiday roundup’ as we’ve done in years past. My kids got gifts in Chanukah wrap paper and their cousins decked out in red and green and tore open gifts in Santa paper. The food was delicious and the company was great. And our newest addition to it all – Angelo – was surprisingly chill for a tiny guy at the table. He even tried to keep up to conversation.
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!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Holidays, Jewish Life, Parenting, Travel, tagged autumn, bounty, children, fall, family, foliage, harvest, hiking, holidays, Jewish, leaves, nature with kids, parenting, sukkah Sukkot on October 26, 2016| Leave a Comment »
We had shakshuka in the sukkah at cousin Stephanie’s house. What a treat! I do love this holiday and eating outdoors for what feels like the last days before the real bitter cold comes around. We feasted outdoors for lunch as well before hiking around Rock Creek National Park a bit. I guess I didn’t realize how many friends and neighbors can build sukkahs in their yards when you live in the suburbs. In the city I’d grown accustomed to just visiting common sukkahs in synagogues or if an apartment building was fortunate enough to have large garden space. And of course what’s best of all is getting to see cousins again for the weekend.
Once we got home to the alley on 4th July we found neighbors having fun with sparklers. All pix by Greg Kessler:
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Crafting, Holidays, Jewish Life, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged bunny prints, children, costumes, crafting, easter, egg hunt, holidays, kids, parenting, Purim, purim carnival, shellfish, spring, unkosher on April 4, 2016| Leave a Comment »
This year we had a Purim Carnival at our synagogue, and then an Easter egg hunt on our alley. I did something my mom taught me years ago… created bunny prints with a stencil and sifted flour. And Zoe and I created a picture board for the Purim carnival together (although it later turned into a bean bag toss to win tickets!)
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Holidays, Parenting, tagged cats, children, country, family, fireplace, friends, fun, holidays, joy, kids, lake, nature, New Year's Day, parenting, resolutions, snow on January 6, 2016| 1 Comment »
We hung out in Cornwall CT again with friends, and my boys were inspired to jump into the lake on New Year’s Day. I don’t quite understand this tradition, but they like it (and my husband has done the Polar Bear Club at Coney Island before so .. this one is more manageable for the kids it seems).
I’m not really a resolution person, but some things came to mind that I’d like to try to practice this year (no pressure, I’ll just try!)
– remember what great “partners in crime” me and my husband are to each other
– stop cleaning the house so much!
– have more dinner parties cuz hey, they’re fun
– don’t bark at the kids; no sense in making their day stink too..
– have patience
– stop eating and drinking things that just taste ‘eh’. If it’s scrumptious, then pig out and enjoy.
Here are some Jan 1 moments via our instagram feed: