our saturday was filled with birthday parties for little friends! one in brooklyn in the morning and another in westchester in the afternoon (because our kids have busier social calendars than we do. but we’re ok with that.) the day was a jam packed with friends, eating a lot of “happy cake”, as eleanor likes to call it, and catching a lot of different trains. by 5 o’clock in the evening, we were beat. we found ourselves on the east side making our way through central park when we happened upon the most beautiful group of magnolia trees right behind the Met. goodness gracious, i wanted to cry. for starters, because i was tired. but also, because they were just beautiful and we are missing terribly all of those beautiful cherry blossoms in washington dc right now. and, if i’m being completely honest, i’m going through one of those phases where i just can’t shake this homesick feeling for life in dc no matter how hard i try. it will always be one of my favorite chapters of our life together. i just can’t say enough good things about that place.
anyway, the magnolia tress in the park are something else right now. we plopped ourselves down underneath one for fifteen or twenty minutes while eleanor ran around the trees and samson tried to eat a stick. it’s nice to escape this busy, loud and fast-paced city sometimes and head into a nearby park where it’s calmer and quieter, greener and a little easier for the kids to run around freely. living in new york city right now means we don’t have a fenced in back yard with a little garden or even a hose or one of those fun blow-up kiddie pools from target, but central park is our backyard for now, and that isn’t so bad. ;) especially when she is in full bloom! (and you aren’t one to suffer from allergies…sorry, josh.)
speaking of magnolia trees and parks and the outdoors in general, happy earth day! :) this earth is something else, no? we are trying our best to be good stewards of her and all her beauty and resources. there is much to still do (and we aren’t the greenest people on the planet) but we try to find small ways to do our part. what are you doing to celebrate earth?