Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Overheard on the walk home from school, with P-roc's school friend C.

P (sniffing the air): "It smells."
C: "Yeah, but it smells good."
Me: "It's paint. It smells like paint."
P: "Oh yeah, paint smells good!"
C: "Especially if it's natural paint."
P: "You know what they don't have yet?"
C: "What."
P: "Paint refresheners."
C: "Oh yeah, they should TOTally make that."

The boyz

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September outing

We hit the San Gennaro festival in Manhattan (aka The Most Crowded Street Fair Ever), stopped in Chinatown at our favorite noodle place, and walked back across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Upright citizen

Guess what i-Roc can do?
He's so proud. 

Monday, September 03, 2012

West Indian Day parade

 We could hear the music from our apartment, so we just had to go take a peek at the wild scene that is Eastern Parkway every Labor Day. Now we're a bit deafer than we were before, but it was cool to see!


The waterfront in Williamsburg (north Brooklyn) has changed a LOT in the last few years. It used to be abandoned lots, collapsing piers, and graffitied dead end streets. Now it's high-rise condos, waterfront parks and vicious competition for parking spaces. Progress, I guess.

We visited the playground in the new waterfront park, expecting it to be as pristine as the rest of the neighborhood, but it seemed like someone had built it and then let it just sit there, getting more and more overgrown with weeds. Felt like a little slice of the good old days. And what a view!

Museum of Nostril History

We got a book about dinosaurs at the library, and it was all about Barnum Brown, the famous dinosaur fossil-hunter from the turn of the century who discovered the first T-Rex fossil ever discovered and put it up for display in the Museum of Natural History in - where else - New York city.

So P-roc asked if we could go look for that fossil and see if it was still on display. So we did, and it was! It was pretty cool.

The rest of the museum was pretty cool too.