20150928

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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20150925

Friday Photography

       
Elegantly Gold - When you go the the Versailles just outside of Paris gold will be found in abundance. Gold wallpaper, gold architecture accents, gold tassels, gold statues, gold is to be found everywhere. It all begins by greeting you at its grand golden gates.

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20150921

A Day at the Zoo

We are hoping to make the zoo and annual thing.. D had a wonderful time last year. You can read all about last years trip here. This year H was old enough to join in on the fun and oh what fun he had.. he seemed almost high on the excitement.. instead of sharing the pictures we took... I thought instead I'd share a couple D took with his camera.. you can learn more about his camera here.








     
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20150918

Friday Photography


Egyptian Green Door - An old Egyptian sea foam green door. Weathered paint peeling rustic door in the streets of Cairo.

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20150914

20 Questions with D



1. What is your favorite color? Pink Purple as of last month
2. What is your favorite toy? Bubble Maker
3. What is your favorite fruit? Blackberries
4. What is your favorite food? Quesadilla
5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla with Rainbow Sprinkles on a Cone
7a. What is your favorite tv show? Backyardagins
7b. Favorite Movie Frozen question added at his own request
8. What is your favorite animal? Elephant
9. What is your favorite song? All About that Bass
10. What is your favorite book? All the Library Books
11. Who is your best friend? Maria K and Me :)
12. What is your favorite game? Busy Town
13. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Water Table
14. What do you want to be when you grow up? Fire Man
15. What is your favorite thing to do with mummy? Sleeping
16. What is your favorite thing to do with baba? Going in the forest out backyard transitions into a forest
17. What is your favorite thing to do with H? Bath Time
18. What makes you feel sad? When I lost monster (stuffed friend) thank god found again!
19. What makes you feel happy? Practicing piano not what he says when I have to force him to play!
20. What was your favorite thing about your birthday? Eating the Cake

Interested to see how he answered last year? Check it out here

     
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20150911

Friday Photography


Eee - On our bedside table we have these transparent glass lamps, lamps that have no bottom. So when we came across these ping pong sized balls with alphabets on them we took them as an opportunity to be cutesy we filled each of our lamps with the others name. These are those alphabet balls.

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20150907

D Turns Five

This June D turned the big number FIVE! He had the theme all picked out months in advance and he could hardly contain his excitement.. all the more incentive for me to step up my birthday planning.. thank you Pinterest I do not know how we ever lived or planned parties without you!

His theme of choice.. Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

The Invites: I found this super cute printable online here


The Party:
We stared with having the kids dress like a pirate.. I bought foam hats and stickers from Oriental Trading Company for the kids to decorate. Interestingly enough.. kids found it not so interesting.. many simply refused to decorate a hat.. some came back to it later and just a handful actually wore them. What was even less interesting to the kids were the eye patches I had handmade :( but the foam swords I had scored after repeated visits to the Dollar Store were a huge hit..






Next we had two ring toss games.. this was meant as an activity to kill time until everyone had arrived. D and I enjoyed making and decorating both activities together.. he really loved being a part of the party planning I cut the centers out of plastic plates to make the rings.





Once all the kids had arrived we had them walk the plank.. which we had made with some left over wood we had. The kids loved it.. it was harder than they had expected.


After they had walked the planked they found themselves ready for a game of musical islands.. the game was the same as musical chairs except with islands. once again a handful of children opted out of the game and instead wanted to play on the swing set. We had cut out cardboard ovals.. D and H decided to color some of them.


Once a winner was declared and everyone caught their breaths from all the crazy running around we directed them towards our pirate ships and cannon balls.. 




I cut the ships out of a large box and outlined it with a black marker. We used paint sticks to prop the ships up in the backyard and filled two diaper boxes with colorful balls and let the kids use their imagination.. 


We kept lunch simple.. pizza and juice boxes and a cute jello treat.. I found the sails here


The cake too we kept simple.. a plain white cake. D requested a border.. and I let D decorate the cake with his Jake and the Neverland figurines.





Our backyard is a slope.. M was afraid D would fall right into the cake if not held back!

Lastly D and I created treat bags with a few gold doubloons chocolate coins in them.. they were fun to make, it was especially fun to see D's artistic side.


Phew.. that was exhausting.. but to see the kids have fun.. to see how happy D was.. so worth it.


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20150904

Friday Photography


Droplets - We all see the raindrops on our windows, they were especially magnificent with the light of the lamp post illuminating them. I had to pull myself away to get my camera. It's just one of those simple pleasures we see and overlook so often. Never to be overlooked again. 

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