i’m currently trying to kick the most horrible cold i’ve ever experienced, but wanted to get some of my favorite photos from our life lately on the blog in the meantime!
it’s been a big week for us with two very big birthdays to celebrate! despite josh and i taking turns trying to nurse each other back to proper health, i actually feel quite spoiled with how much josh has taken care of me the last few days. i couldn’t even get out of bed yesterday until about noon, i felt like i’d been hit by a truck. i swear i’ve never had a cold so bad. but it seriously meant so much to have him take care of life and me and everything in-between. sometimes writing about this sort of thing can get lost in translation and it just comes off like i’m trying to brag, which is the last thing i’m trying to do, but i say it to remember it and because i want to acknowledge how much those kind gestures of going out to get me juice or rubbing my back when he was also experiencing the aches and pains of a cold just meant the world to me.
feeling so much better as i type this, and just praying we don’t pass the colds onto the kids who seem to be in the clear as of now. anyway, i certainly hope you are staying healthy and have had a wonderful week. let’s get onto the photos!
josh and i bought this rocket ship playhouse canopy for the kids before christmas, but by the time christmas day arrived, we felt like they had accumulated such a big christmas haul that we decided to save it for a random day in january to bring out and surprise them with. and then it turned into a birthday surprise! it is GINORMOUS. haha! i didn’t realize when i ordered it and gosh, we certainly don’t have room to store it in our tiny apartment but it is just so fun and special, we are loving it. it’s worth the space it’s taking up when we hang it, for sure.
scenes from inside the rocket!
josh found a cool app for the kids called gizmo that has a lot of controls and buttons and things and makes them feel like they are soaring into space as they shout out commands to one another and press all the buttons and steer. lots of, “mission control, do you copy!” or “abort! abort!” always very dramatic at one point or another when they gain speed or when an astroid is about to hit them. ;)
josh got us tickets to see the batsheva dance company perform at BAM in brooklyn last night. we debated even 2 hours before the show if we should go, but i knew i’d regret it forever if we didn’t. especially since ohad naharin debuted it in new work. by the way, i am dying to see mr. gaga the film which is out now that is all about ohad’s work. has anyone seen it yet? i was lucky enough to get to perform one of my favorite pieces by him, minus 16, when i was at juilliard. (it starts at the 3rd minute of the video i linked.) ohad came into the studio and worked with my class our senior year and the experience is something i’ll never forget. he is everything. (ps. for those who have asked, i’m wearing this matte lip color in the shade stylist.)
these photos are from a few weeks back, when josh and i were able to sneak away one saturday afternoon to the armory to see manifesto which had 12 different short films, all starring cate blanchett as different characters connecting more than 50 manifestos from different artists around the world. it was crazy theatrical, with all 12 films playing at the same time on large screens in the same room. so glad we were able to see it before it left the armory.
sometimes the “testing out the light” photo is my favorite photo of them all. :) this handsome man is just the handsomest.
he was over the moon excited to be helping make cookies on a snowy day, and quite insistent on holding the cookie sheet all by himself! he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face once i finally let go. haha! “i help! i help!” is his favorite thing to say. :) also, the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in all the land, right here.
such a low key birthday for this man of mine who was especially sick the day of. we have to make it up to him in a few weeks, because he deserves so much more than a terrible cold on his birthday. but he doesn’t mind which is why i love him so much. he was so happy with a pan of homemade brownies and several pints of ice cream. even happy to let the kids blow out this birthday candles. i love him.
take out pizza from motorino for the birthday boy. :)
eleanor invited 10 of her little friends to a fencing lesson for her birthday party this year! all of them in all the gear is probably what’s the cutest thing of all. she loves fencing so much. i am so glad she had such a good time. also feeling so lucky she has such wonderful friends. seeing them together was truly the sweetest.
my little SIX year old! so big and beautiful!
such a fun birthday age this year because everyone is learning to read and write this year so they were all extra excited to have eleanor read their card! i was dying. it’s just the sweetest when they are more excited about the card and the words than the presents!
so impressed with how well eleanor and samson fenced against each other during her party! they showed such good sportsmanship, saluting each other with their foils and shaking hands at the end… we hope you have a wonderful weekend! stay healthy out there!!!!