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It All Started with a Book

Every two weeks we hit the library.. bring home a stack of books to read through before bedtime. A few weeks ago we read The Dancing Clock a story based on the Delacorte Musical Clock in Central Park near the Central Park Zoo. I told D that the clock was near by, we had seen it before.. walked by it a few times. He didn't remember.. nor did he believe me.


So obviously this called for a field trip! And while we were making the trip to Central Park I decided D was also old enough for a visit to the Museum of Natural History.. 








after the museum we took a stroll through Central Park.. it was actually less of a stroll and more of a dragging D through the park with the promise of ice cream.. the poor child was tired and the promise of ice cream was the only thing keeping him going.. at one point he walked shoe less and I even had to carry him for some of the stretch.. it was quiet an adventure. Once we found ice cream we found a nice shady spot to sit and took a sweet break.

After which D had enough energy to stop by one of Central Parks many playgrounds for a few slides and then we were off again on our quest to witness the Dancing Clock..

We took a few more stops at the Central Park Conservatory to watch the sailboats and the Alice and Wonderland sculpture also commissioned by George Delacorte, the man behind the clock.


At last after a long long walk we finally arrived at our destination.. found M waiting for us and took a seat at a near by bench waiting for the clock to strike six and the dancing to begin.

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46 comments:

  1. How wonderful! Children's books are so amazing, and I love that this inspired a real-life adventure! Can't wait till M is a little bigger and we can do things like this;)

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    1. I am counting down the years till we can finally start the Harry Potter books.. oh and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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  2. Looks like you had fun! The photos make me want to get back to NYC!

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    1. We did.. one of the perks of living in Jersey is the proximity to NYC

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  3. What a fun day! I love all the selfies :) And the video is great...love him dancing at the end :)

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    1. thanks.. he was mesmerized

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  4. I love this! What a great idea. I'm sure he must have loved seeing the clock in real life. You really made it fun and exciting for him, he'll always remember his big day out in the city with Mom. :)

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    1. I hope so.. if not I'll make him read the blog!

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  5. I so love that he's in such awe, it makes the adults even look at it :)

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    1. haha.. i know right.. we was in a trance. it was amazing

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  6. What a fun field trip. It's awesome how you have great access to those wonderful museums in the Big Apple.

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    1. I wish we could make these trips more often but yes it's a blessing for sure.. i want to explore a planetarium next

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  7. Sounds like so much fun. I love the idea of doing a trip based on a book :)

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    1. the book nerd in my lives for things like these..

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  8. Gosh! How awesome is that that you guys are close to the museum. My kids would love to visit this, esp. after seeing Night At The Museum:D Thanks for sharing, Hena! And that's such a cute vid:)

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    1. they actually host nights at the museum for older kids..
      thanks

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  9. What a fun experience!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
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  10. It must've been such a fun adventure

    Vicky
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  11. I love that you guys make visits to the library. That little field trip to Central Park sure does look like a lot of fun!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  12. Looks like so much fun! Loving the photos as always, Hena.

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  13. i love this--looks like another sweet adventure was had!

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  14. I love that you guys love books and go to the library and go on field trips based on books!!!!! Such wonderful experiences.

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    1. thanks.. it's a dream for the book nerd in me :)

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  15. Experiences like that are awesome! He looks so happy! Loved the photos! :)

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  16. Aw! What a fun field trip! How lucky of you to get to spend so much great time with your kiddos and make such great memories!

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  17. How fun! I'm jealous that you live in New York! I love it there. :-)

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  18. Must be nice to live so close to NYC! I remember that clock!

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  19. Gosh that is so cool, I'm jealous!

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  20. I was in NYC in May and I loved it, I want to go back and explore more of the city. A few years ago we took our then teenage kids to the museum and spent almost 7 hours and never did finish!!

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  21. Books can be such a voyage of discovery for children! I love how this book inspired such a fun adventure for you guys :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  22. I would love to go to that museum! That would be such a great place for a kid.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  23. Borrowing books at the library for bedtime sounds like a great idea and a bit of a no brainer for me. Here, I was thinking about all the books I was going to buy for my future child.

    xoxo,
    www.thefrugalblogger.net

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  24. That all looks so amazing! It looks like you had so much fun! I would love to go to the natural history museum! Quite jealous haha

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  25. What a sweet library tradition, and how fun that you went to find the clock :)

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  26. It's fun to see how your adventure was inspired by a book! I would have loved this opportunity as a kid!

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  27. Sounds like you guys had a blast!

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