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Mother’s Day was a beautiful balmy day that encouraged us to go to the beach BUT .. our alley tempted my kids to stay. ¬†Neighbors set up a pool, we sat around and chatted, and lounged all day while the kids were happy. ¬†How can a Mother’s Day get better than that?

my mother's day 'swag' made by Zoe

my mother’s day ‘swag’ made by Zoe

pancakes for breakfast

pancakes for breakfast

breakfast in the yard with my peeps

breakfast in the yard with my peeps

neighbors put out the most tempting pool

neighbors put out the most tempting pool

Ezra, Malachy and Tancredi gear up for another water gun and water balloon fight

Ezra, Malachy and Tancredi gear up for another water gun and water balloon fight

lovely gifts on the mantel

lovely gifts on the mantel

lilacs!  my fave

lilacs! my fave

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Here are some last images of our week in Florida. As I write this 3-5 inches of snow have already been dumped on New York City, I’m sore from shoveling and hiking kids to school.. and these photos are seeming enticing.

Zoe collected fallen flowers

Zoe collected fallen flowers

cousins climbing in banyan trees

cousins climbing in banyan trees

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poolside on the last day

poolside on the last day

the early morning flight home

the early morning flight home

Ugh, back to reality!

Ugh, back to reality!

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I love taking my kids to modern art museums. People probably assume that art museums aren’t for kids but if the pieces are modern and playful, it becomes a great place for kids to expand their minds; see how adults can create things just to fulfill their fancy or make a powerful statement. Often in modern art museums kids are allowed to touch things or move around them, making it a less frustrating experience than being told to be quiet and ‘not-touch’ all the time.

PS1 use to be a public school (hence the ‘PS’ – which is in the title of all the public schools around NYC). It’s been revamped to hold an offshoot of the MoMA – which we also love. The kids are mesmerized by the ‘lady in the floorboards’ at the entrance (a permanent video installation in the floor) – and where else can they see a room full of waterfall, stomp around in an ‘Arctic Room’ full of ice (brrr!) or simply run around the building’s old school yard where exhibits (like the geodesic dome of late) are installed?

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lady in the floorboards!

lady in the floorboards!

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From last Thursday on we hung out in the warmer temps. By flying later in the week we didn’t have the ‘airfare akin to flying to Europe’ and the throngs of grandchildren were starting to calm down. We made a long weekend of it and were able to see cousins Jake and Tali. Zoe discovered she loves flowers and polka dot skirts (even while practicing her scooting for yet another photoshoot), and Ezra met some friends who added music to our poolside fun. The beaches were great – even when they were closed due to sharks near the shore. Add grandparents to the mix (and daily sessions of walking their dog Kasha) and the weekend was a hit.



Yikes! Molesting Alligators?


Skylar on guitar. His twin brother Oren plays piano but can't drag it to the pool!


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