we spent a good portion of our day down at union square on saturday. our excuse was to check out the holiday market, but since there is a joe’s pizza and a dough donuts in the area now, we really look for any excuse to head that way and eat some of our favorite terrible-for-you-foods (it was the weekend after all), so the holiday market sounded like the perfect excuse.
i love all the little holiday markets that pop up around the city this time of year because every booth is just so festive, and the people are friendly and there is apple cider and hot chocolate every few booths or so and you honestly forget about the cold for like, a few minutes every now and then, it’s that good.
the photo above is after eleanor asked her papa to ride on one shoulder. “no hands, papa!” and here are a few more photos from the day below…
^^^such color! i can never get over how beautiful spices are. and how walking past shops filled with them makes me wish i knew what most of them were and cooked enough to need to purchase them.^^^
^^^37 weeks!!!! i had forgotten how during that last month of pregnancy you wake up each day to an even bigger baby belly. it’s part fascinating part terrifying. i won’t be surprised if this baby is 10 pounds when he or she is born. really hoping for my sake that is not the case, but i mean, just look at it! ^^^
^^^this puzzle of the new yorker was so tempting for me. and i don’t even have the patience for puzzles. maybe someday…^^^
^^^speaking of puzzles… haha! while samson napped in the stroller, eleanor picked out a christmas gift to give him from her this year…^^^
^^^she chose this pretty wooden block puzzle that allows you to put together several pictures, shapes and colors together. i think both of them will end up having a lot of fun with it! it was sweet watching her try to decide what he would like the most! (the vendor was called kubiya games.)^^^
^^^when this sweet boy woke up!^^^
^^^eleanor spotted these puppets from across the market, and just had to go by and check them out. i kept thinking, oh gosh no way. those things are weird. but then i watched my little girl fall in complete love with a pirate puppet and i wasn’t sure they were that weird anymore. “ahoy matey!”^^^
^^^E tried to convince samson he was a nice pirate, but samson wasn’t too big of a fan of the whole puppet thing. after E kept hugging the pirate, we decided this just might be the perfect christmas gift for eleanor, and asked samson if he wanted to get one for her and if he was up for choosing one. we made eleanor close her eyes while samson picked out a puppet for her. she was so good at keeping those eyes shut, i promise i won’t look! not until christmas! she said while she clapped her hands with a permanent grin on her face. for samson, it was a toss up between picking out the pirate or the fireman puppet, but he ended up choosing the pirate for E. i have a feeling that puppet is going to be a cherished toy for eleanor for the next few years. who knows, samson may warm up to him over time, too!^^^
^^^trying to find gifts for nana and granddad and grandma and grandpa. we decided to make our own gifts for them and draw our own cards though.^^^
^^^don’t tell my doctor, ok? and welcome to manhattan, dough donuts!!!!!!!^^^
hope you had a wonderful weekend! happy thanksgiving week!!!