LTML30: Life With A Boy

Ever since Little Z was able to run and ride his bike (among other things) life with a boy is very different from life with a girl! Zee may dream of princes and parties, Little Z (at the moment) loves on crashing things and throwing things in the air.  He loves chasing and running.   It is a very welcome changed though, since it also exposes Zee to the many boy things that are so much fun (in my opinion).  After all, how many dolls can a child own?  (Mr. C and I do not buy the dolls since she usually gets them as a gift).  But really?  Maybe it’s me, after all, I never really liked to play with dolls–I was more of a video game person myself.     My days are filled with loud laughing, and crashing toys, but I welcome it.  However, now if they are quiet, they are truly up to something… What are some of the differences you noticed from raising a girl and boy?  Is your home always filled with crashing noise?  If you have just girls, seriously, how many dolls can a girl play...

LTML29: Life With A Little Girl

I’m going to cheat just a bit this week for Life Through My Lens. You see, I had these pictures that I was going to share with you earlier (like a previous Life Through My Lens post) but I never got around to doing it. I’m going to say that these still count. 🙂 I’ll be honest here, I was never a girly girl growing up. I wasn’t into jewelry, dolls and all those things girls played with. As I became older, I’ve grown interested in these things, but I don’t throw a fit if I walk to the store without makeup on. So looking at Zee and I can see that she is truly a girl’s girl. A Mama’s girl. But I don’t let these things fool me, she’ll rough house with the best of them. She would just make sure her jewelry matches before she wrestles. Between these two kids, my hands are full. Are your kids rough when they play with their siblings / friends? If you have girls, do they like to wrestle as...

LTML 28: All Aboard!

I did mention that I was a sucker for museums right? Okay, glad that you remember that.  Well, another spot that we always walk by, but never seem to go into is the New York Transit Museum.  This week of: Life Through My Lens, I take my family on a subway adventure ride! I think I have tried to take the kids here at least a few times this year, and then finally I said to myself I’ll just get them packed up and ready to go and tell them when we get there.  That worked! Everyone was excited and I love seeing their faces when we headed to this subway station!     New York Transit Museum is the largest museum in the country that is dedicated to urban transportation history!  I love living in a city with so much history and culture!  This museum focuses on the development of the greater New York Metropolitan area.       Housed underground in a 1936 IND subway line under Court Street (downtown Brooklyn), it’s amazing how so much history is stored underground!  This museum is the perfect spot to take children!  They are able to see NYC transit history and turnstiles that many New Yorker’s remember using before they were retired.     The best part of the museum is to walk through old subway cars from the past!  I think they had the right idea a long time ago when they had padded seats!  That’s Zee playing around in the car.  I think this car was from the 1930s-40s.     Here we can see a list of stops on the...

LTML 27: A Tree In Brooklyn

I love how I meant to post these up last week, but I just never got a chance to do it. Anyway, last week was week 27 of: Life Through My Lens This summer, we’re having a stay-cation for our summer. Since I’ve been in New York City all my life, I figured now it’s the time to check out all the favorite places that I love, and even venture to some places that I have never been before! I would love to travel to other places, but sometimes we just have to make due with what we have! 🙂  While entertaining ourselves and our kids, I always remind myself that it doesn’t have to be expensive, or far away, just the experience with the family is what they will remember.     This time, we went to the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn! I have to admit, I’m a sucker for museums! I just love the history, and I love looking back at how Brooklyn used to look through the paintings! One of my favorite sights is to come upon the building and just let it unfold before our eyes.     Now, you may not have known this, but the Brooklyn museum holds one of the oldest and finest public collections of art in the world. At this museum you can also find an extensive collection of Egyptian art, as well as the Egyptian Book of the dead!   Of course they have their share of mummies as well 🙂     Not too long ago, they began a renovation of the entrance of the museum, and I must add that...

First Signs of Grey….

It happened. I looked into the mirror and saw a wiry strand sticking up. When did it get here? How long has it been here for? WHY haven’t I noticed before? We all get older right? Grey hair is just part of it. But with dreadlocks, I’m supposed to have more time!! (In my very whiny voice). Breathe in. Breathe out. *I take that grey hair, and wrap it in the nearest dreadlock.* Whew. Crisis averted. No need to call in the national guards. I can go on pretending that I didn’t see it.   I’m guessing that the stray strand wouldn’t be the first one I will be ignoring over next few months and years.  It just took me by surprise because….well, I don’t see myself as old. Grey hair is associated with older folks right?!  But I’m in my 30s, I’m not old, right?  I feel like I did when I was 15 (although a lot has changed…thank you gravity).  I guess by the grey, I am *older.* Hmm…. As much as I joke and kid about my grey mane (yes, that’s me trying to make it sound cool), I’m relieved actually.  I don’t mind the idea of getting older.  I’m actually fine with it.  One would think that I would head straight towards my locticition and get my hair colored, but I don’t want to do that.  Besides, have you seen black, white, grey locks on women )?  They look positively beautiful! (Check Pinterest here!) When looking at my grey hair (only a single strand because I’m ignoring the rest), I’m coming to terms with the life that...
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