Monday, October 19, 2015

A Good Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Patch, in the Shadow of Manhattan Towers

The kids had a great time at the Manhattan Park pumpkin patch on Saturday.

It's nice to know that — even while growing up in a high-rise apartment — they're learning valuable agricultural skills.

For instance, laying claim to a pumpkin and fighting off other children to protect it.

I assume this is something country kids do.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pin the Face on the Princess

Once again, Kelly has reinvented the "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" game.

For Lulu's third birthday last week, she did "Pin the Face on the Princess."

It got Picasso-esque pretty fast, but it was a big hit.

Previously, Kelly did "Pin the Tutu on the Ballerina" for Alice...

And "Pin the Rocket on the Planet" for Elliot...

At this point, the kids have never actually played "Pin the Tail on the Donkey." So that might seem like an interesting twist on the genre to them.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

'We Are Family' on Roosevelt Island

I was excited to discover today that the 1979 video for Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" is set on Roosevelt Island.

It was filmed at Southpoint Park, which was quite a bit different back then (the skyline is a lot less crowded as well).

The kids know "We Are Family" as the ringtone on their Grandmama's phone, so they were pretty excited to see this too.

(Hat tip: the Roosevelt Islander blog.)