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Wayyyyyy on the far west side of 42nd street there is a small plaza with a ‘big man’ slide (as Zoe likes to call it.) Frankly if you live in NYC, Times Square is the last place you want to deal with walking through .. but I was curious about this slide myself. So we braved the throngs of tourists and walked all the way over to the water/12th Avenue to see the artist’s rendition of a playground slide. ¬†Remember how Ezra adored these figures on the subway platform here? ¬†Full disclosure: I don’t like this artist’s previous work where he abused an animal – but these figures are definitely a better route:

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Over a decade ago I lived near here (had a small apartment just a couple blocks away) and I loved walking by the weeping willow on 9th Street. While strolling through the East village, the kids and I bumped into this old haunt again –

Some history from their website: The 9th Street Community Garden was started in 1979 by Augustine (Nin) Garcia on a large fenced-in vacant lot on the northeast corner of 9th Steet and Avenue C in The East Village, New York City. It is graced by a large weeping willow tree, evidence of an underground stream.

Today, the garden is one of the largest community gardens in New York City, having expanded to encompass one acre. It contains a stage and barbeque area, seating areas, fish pond, grape arbor, gazebo, Japanese garden, wisteria arbor, herb garden, and brick-lined walkways.

I am always wondering why we don’t do this to the vacant lots in Queens.. maybe they are purchased too quickly now that real estate is so hot in NYC?

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Oh my poor neglected blog… it’s been too long. I’ve left these photos in the phone forever and now finally have them to show; Ezra’s very grown-out hair and all.

This all happened way back at the beginning of the summer when the weather was even a bit cool. I don’t know what we were thinking – Crawfish, yum? When we got there and saw a gazillion crawfish in a basket I think we all collectively thought “Crawfish, ew!” So in the end we didn’t eat any, but we enjoyed the transported orangey sand and the live bands, and of course the art on the island is always great.

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nope... not gonna eat dat

nope… not gonna eat dat

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silly Brooklyn benches!

silly Brooklyn benches!

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Well the balance bike did it again (along with my very patient and tenacious husband) … taught another one of my kids to balance before pedaling a bike. And again we had no need for training wheels and no bouts of falling and crying. Here she is at age 5 and already going!

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The kids had a great time at Bounce U’s new Trampoline Sports Center. It was hard to catch Zoe in a photo where she is NOT blurred, as she was constantly zooming around and enjoying the padded space! Who knew she liked to run so much?

splat!  Zoe and pads become one

splat! Zoe and pads become one

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Ezra just hanging around

Ezra just hanging around

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I'm guessing they do birthday parties here too!

I’m guessing they do birthday parties here too!

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more fun upstate at Roseland Waterpark – and of course it wouldn’t be summer vacation if it wasn’t capped off with an ice cream at the end !

(photos courtesy of aunt Becca)

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Wow what an amazing 2 weeks – with some great kids who got along seamlessly for all those days and nights. And a special thanks to our hosts for putting up with us under foot for all that time! For memory’s sake here’s a recap via instagram photos by Ina Seow:

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