last monday we celebrated my 27th birthday. i was excited to turn 27. 27 just sounds really nice. i feel like you can dish out a little bit of advice with that number backing you. sounds a little more legit. ;)
we started celebrating on saturday, when josh took me to see once on broadway. this was a really big deal because i have been wanting to see it forever and that man of mine has had no desire to see it. so seeing it was a big deal but seeing it with josh was even bigger. and it was glorious. although when we left the theatre i was embarrassingly preoccupied by the fact that they left out my favorite song, or at least i thought they did. i kept telling josh, ‘they didn’t play cold water. i’m so sad! i wonder why they left that out!’ we got out the once soundtrack at the house when we got home and cold water wasn’t on the list. and i was SO confused! then we looked up cold water in the itunes store. come to find out – it’s a damien rice duet that i somehow grouped into once. hahaha. that’s embarrassing.
^^^josh took the day off work and woke up with the kids on my birthday morning. he took them out while i slept a little bit longer. he came home with levain cookies and flowers! you know it’s going to be a good day when you start a morning off with a little extra sleep and a levain cookie.^^^
^^^and then we had birthday cake for breakfast!^^^
^^^we took off on our bikes for the day and biked to brooklyn as a family. we biked all through manhattan to cross the brooklyn bridge and then biked home along the manhattan bridge. besides getting caught in a quick rainstorm while we were right in the middle of the brooklyn bridge (we can’t go over it, we can’t go under it! oh no…….!!!!!), it was such a good time!^^^
^^^josh and eleanor are usually lightyears ahead of samson and me when we’re biking. but every once in a while we catch up at a red light or corner and i get to look over at these two adorable faces and i’m like, oh gosh. is this my life?^^^
^^^more thoughts like that when moments like this take place.^^^
^^^we biked to grimaldi’s (um. new location?!) for pizza.^^^
^^^peek a boo underneath the pizza!!!^^^
^^^my kids know how to put away pizza. it’s incredible.^^^
^^^we hung out by the bridge and enjoyed taking in the beautiful view while watching for boats!^^^
^^^if there is a puddle of dirty water somewhere, chances are my kids will find it.^^^
thank you for a beautiful day, family. so grateful for the chance to spend my days with you three in this exciting city. can’t wait to see what you have in store, 27!