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This fun little amusement park lives in Wollman ice skating rink in Central Park – but only while the weather is warm. We try to get there once a summer at least. Sadly it’s closed now but the ice skating rink will return soon I’m sure.. too soon!

courtesy of wikipedia

courtesy of wikipedia

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These two – when they get along and can tolerate a quick ride on the subway – we can get to the swings at Central Park within 20 minutes. If no one wants to deal with the subway, Rainbow Berry Yogurt in our ‘hood seems to be their favorite stop. I think it’s the whacky furniture and the mural that makes it feel like an extra treat. I will miss these guys and our lazy days of summer. Almost time for school..

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Ezra loves making shelters for the cats, and is a natural goat-whisperer. Zoe loved getting into her stars and stripes dress with the other girls for fourth of July, and making badges for camp with ‘grown up’ sharpie/markers. The list of things to do in the country is endless..

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Mmmmm we love the smell of warm dirt and turning over new grass. We tend to offer to help out with our friend’s garden because it’s just too fun to dig in all that moist soil. We took apart a vegetable garden that’s been neglected for at least 8 years… and the kids took breaks by getting back on the big swing. It’s beginning to look a lot like growth and warmth season is really here!

Enjoy the weekend.

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We had to show the cousins the best playground in NYC – so off to Brooklyn to find slide mountain, the swing zone and the cute little cabins in the sand at Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 6. And of course while there we had to take them to Jane’s Carousel – that great big beautiful merry-go-round in the glass box by the water that we’ve blogged about so many times before!

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Well storm Nemo marched through and left us with just a foot of snow. It was beautiful to wake up to, and the kids liked getting to sled again. We made our car into Lightning McQueen after being inspired by this site, and for some reason Zoe seemed to think swinging was twice as nice in the snow.

Digging the car out

Digging the car out

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that's Ezra and his dad hiking up the hill again with green sled

that’s Ezra and his dad hiking up the hill again with green sled

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weeeeeeeeeeeee!

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This is really why I love New York City. In all the years that I’ve lived here I’ve always loved when I stumble across something that is random and magical. Like seeing enormous flowing drapes billowing within a huge room of the armory on the Upper East Side. This was the scene – our first day back to the city, we head uptown to see The Met and on the way I peer into the Park Avenue Armory where inside – for lack of better description – it looks like a music video or TV commercial might be being filmed. It turned out it was Ann Hamilton’s ‘The Event Of a Thread’ show – which asked viewers to power the billowing fabric by jumping on a swing and powering the chains that held it all together at the ceiling. Needless to say – kids love swings, and adults love to try their hand at controlling the movement of the piece. Because of the size of the piece and space, it felt uncrowded (even if one had to fight for a swing) and relaxing to watch the slow ‘drifting’ movement of the swings and fabric.

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