weekend

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This weekend we went into Manhattan to see some action from Chinese New Year.

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We saw some of the parade, but as usual, the crowds were so thick, it was hard to get around. We still saw lots of cool stuff though!

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Since we go to see the sights at Chinese New Year every year, I feel like it’s been one of my yearly gauges to see Isaac’s growth. These kinds of crowds can be pretty hard for him…but he was a real trooper this time. :) He was able to tough it out for a while, and then quietly said “let’s go home.” …which was our cue to start weaving our way out of the crowds.

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Meanwhile, Andrew was built for crowds. He got squished by the mob in a mighty way…and just thought it was SO funny. :)

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We found an area that wasn’t so crowded to set off some fireworks.

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Also this weekend, our little friend Zaida came over for a few hours.

She loved playing with the boys…and I was surprised that she didn’t get too overwhelmed by them. She particularly loved chasing Isaac…who was giving her his *best* cold shoulder. But, she was not to be deterred! Tess used to chase Isaac like this too. I don’t know what it is about him…but he seems to invite the chase without even trying. :)

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I made some edible paint so Zaida could join us for some valentine craft projects. Her mother is an artist…I thought it would be a real hit for her!

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hmmm…well. No… I guess not yet. Maybe with time, Zaida. :)

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When Zaida was born, Andrew said to me in a serious voice “I will be her friend!” And here, one year later, he is true to his word. She doesn’t seem to mind. ;)

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The snow is POURING down right now. It’s soooo beautiful. I sent the boys off to school, but I’ll be listening closely for an early dismissal decision. This winter has really delivered! And for a girl like me, THAT is absolutely fantastic. :)


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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3 Responses to weekend

  1. Susan says:

    You’ve gotten so good at the #all4Rices that when I saw that first pic I thought Dave must have been away this weekend :)

  2. Ruth says:

    That last photo is adorable!

  3. MamaV says:

    Zaida!

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