November 22, 2013 Comments Off on Brooklyn Ice Capades Date Night
Now that summer is but a distant memory, McCarren Park Pool has been converted into a little ice skating rink. (Last year the Parks’ Department forgot to purchase the ice, so this is the first year to ice skate anywhere in Brooklyn.)
September 22, 2013 Comments Off on Happy birthday, babies!
August 18, 2013 Comments Off on All around the town
After hearing that song about the wheels and the wipers and the driver and the doors and the babies and the mommas and the papas for so long, it was time for Zevi and Ezra to stop watching the buses go by and to start riding them.
August 2, 2013 Comments Off on Bright lights, big city farm
To celebrate Joseph’s birthday, we took our first field trip as a family of four to Queens County Farm Museum.
The farm is the longest continuously farmed area in New York State and only a twenty-five minute drive from our home. Plus, it’s free to visit.
July 24, 2013 Comments Off on A New York Birthing Story
After spending the afternoon with my parents, Zevi, and Joseph at the newly reopened post-Hurricane Sandy New York Aquarium, we arrived home. I started to feel contractions shortly after. They were regular and steady, but I waited to make plans to go to the hospital.
We put Zevi to bed at her regular time and had dinner. Once the house was prepared for our absence, we made our way downtown so that we would be closer to the hospital. My contractions were clocking in at two minute intervals. Sitting down for a car ride didn’t sound like fun, so we opted for the train. I figured that if things became imminent, we could get off the train and call a car. I felt good after our first train ride, so we transferred for the second half of the trip.
When we arrived downtown, I wasn’t ready to admit myself into the hospital. We became tourists for a couple of hours. Our baby’s due date was nine months after Hurricane Sandy, and a lot of his pre-birthday was spent visiting areas of the city that were damaged during the storm. Joseph and I had fun walking around South Street Seaport, which is still being repaired.
July 4, 2013 Comments Off on Declaring our in(ter)dependence
Still no new baby, but we didn’t want to take any chances of being stranded on Fire Island if I went into labor– if I went more into labor than I already am. Joe and I kicked off our holiday weekend yesterday with a trip to the movies to see the excellent Israeli film, Fill the Void.
Today our family celebrated the Fourth in our neighborhood.
June 30, 2013 Comments Off on Pride inside, along for the ride