What’s been going on? When Julian was asked to sum up his last week for his piano teacher, he said, “Well, I pulled out another tooth, and I found 6 dollars on the stairs at school!” So there.
The boys had their spring performance at school. They danced and sang and displayed their artwork and poems. All was “freedom” themed, and this poem here made me particularly proud.
Also, lots of bike riding, friends’ parties, dress-up, and other shenanigans. Can we talk about my little Pippi Longstocking?!
So finally it’s spring, we’ve made it through the winter. Each year come springtime I am ready to fall in love with New York City all over again. I think all New Yorkers feel the same. Best city on earth, right? And New York in spring? Heaven.
This week I went on two 10-mile runs. The first took me from work on East 23rd Street down the Westside and around the tip of the island, and home to Brooklyn across the Manhattan Bridge.
On my second 10-miler I ran to Coney Island! It wasn’t the nicest day for it, but a walk on the beach and a hot dog afterwards were a nice treat.
On Saturday we went on a big adventure and discovered something we hadn’t seen before: Corona Park and the old grounds of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fair. We rode 12 miles each way – Jeff with both boys on the back. It was a good work-out, and a beautiful day for it.
Corona Park was fascinating! It’s a beautiful park with lots of grass to run around and play soccer, but interspersed with old relics from the fairs. There is also the Queens Museum, the New York Hall of Science, and the Queens Zoo.
We had lunch and watched a pick-up soccer game, and of course played some soccer.
Then we went to the zoo. It’s a sweet, small zoo, and it was nice to just take our time and walk around. The boys bought these stuffed animal bald eagles with their own money, and they are so in love.
We made it home in time for dinner and an early bedtime for all. Rosy cheeks included.