i got to spend my saturday morning with this dear old friend, miss marci. love her so much and always so thankful for her friendship. we saw ballet 422 together, which was incredible! i love the way it was filmed, the story it told and the way it told it. the dancing and music was so good it was enough to force myself to sign up for a dance class this week. 3 kids later, zero abs or muscle left, i’ma-gonna-doit! maybe with a brown bag over my head in the very back of the class room limping about, but doing it nonetheless. will report back here next week how it goes.
and that cute picture of samson and the popsicle sticks? he placed every single one of those onto the paper on his own…. it’s his version of what he decided was a zebra, which i just died over. i love that boy and his imagination so much.
these are pictures from russ and daughters appetizer shop, but marci and i grabbed breakfast at their cafe location around the corner saturday and it was delicious! we talked to the owner for a bit too, who is a fourth generation family member managing russ and daughters, and she was the sweetest. i love hearing stories of how restaurants or shops came to be. i’m looking forward to taking my parents there next time they are in town. they are all about their smoked fish and fixings!
february keeps on producing crazy blizzards! heard from a friend last night that it’s in the running to be the coldest february in the city since the 1930’s! during the epic snow falls, i adore it. but then when the temperature sits in the negative digits a few days after and everything is iced over, i kind of hate it.
also, why are my two oldest kids so fascinated with poking their baby brother? we talk so often about touching just his hands and feet, or tummy, or anywhere but the face honestly. and yet, the face! conrad has been a good sport putting up with it. we have hand sanitizer stations literally all over the apartment too. and somehow, even with all the face touching, he’s staying healthy and happy.
sometimes we walk to a subway station a bit out of our way because that station has an elevator, and elevators are kind of like heaven with strollers in this city. and sometimes, we walk all the way over there in the snow to find the elevator is out of service. especially fun during an icy snow storm! ps- i feel cold looking at these photos so wanted to note that the kiddos weren’t out in the snowstorm for too long, it had just started snowing a block or two before we made it to the station. conrad stayed very warm and cozy tucked inside his down suit while josh carried him. i shiver looking at these photos, but promise they are bundled and warm!
we visited the dr. seuss pop up art exhibit in one of the spaces of the atrium at the citicorp building last week. it’s a really tiny exhibit/gallery, but they have a lot of sketches and art i hadn’t seen before. eleanor liked the grinch drawings the most! this one i shared on my instagram was my favorite.
also, pulled out samson’s old baby jeans for conrad! a baby in jeans! i can’t get enough of this sort of thing. these, and old grandpa cardigans on babies. the best!
after conrad’s 2 month check up the other day, both he and samson fell asleep in the stroller. so eleanor and i decided to park the stroller up against a restaurant table and treat ourselves to a little ladies lunch. at four years old, eleanor makes for such a fun lunch date. i love hanging and chatting with her. i hope we always stay close friends.
and we drove out to brooklyn the other week since we had a car rental from our trip to try out difara’s pizza! it had been on josh’s list of pizza to try for a very long time and it was really really good. josh chatted with the owner domenico demarco for a little while in italian and learned a bit about his life and love for what he does.
josh and the littles made an epic fort on saturday afternoon during the blizzard. i barely fit, but climbed in to hang out with them a little and had such a good time. it’s fun to listen in on their stories as they hang out with their papa. the three of them together usually starts some sort of giggle fest. usually because he’s doing something dangerous with them, like throwing them in the air or something of that nature.
and airplanes before bed. they don’t ever tire of them and my legs appreciate the work out.
happy wednesday, folks!