Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's day to all the great dads out there.

But especially to my husband and father of my children, Mason.
You are such a great example to our boys the way you love them and me so unconditionally.
I know they prefer your bed time story reading over mine. I just can't get the Darth Vader voice down as good as you, Max made sure to let me know ;).
We love you and we feel so lucky you are all ours.

The boys coloring daddy's table runner for Father's day
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Monday, June 10, 2013

New York City: Day 4

Our Last day we wanted to go on the Staten Island ferry, we took that everyday when we lived on Staten Island. We lived in St. George area right just up the hill from the ferry station. 
Because we were short on time we decided just to walk by it and walk through Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty.  We took the Subway up towards union square to find the Warwick and Framus store, Mason's dream. He got to sit and play a few of his dream basses. 
For lunch Mason wanted to find a Rafiqi's cart for a gyro. We found one on our way towards Washington square where we stopped to let Jack run around for a bit. My choice for lunch was Shake Shack, I had never had it before and heard of it a lot. We went to the one on the uws, I got the shroom burger and a red velvet concrete, it was so good! Only thing I wish was that the burger was bigger. waiting for almost 30min and not getting totally full was a little bit of a bummer. 
After enjoying my lunch we went to the American Museum of Natural History. Jack was in love, the huge dinosaurs and all the animals, Jack's dream come true. I was sad Max wasn't there to enjoy it with us because I knew how much he would have loved it. Next time I guess ;). After Jack had a break down about not being able to carry a huge dinosaur toy out of the souvenir shop we left. We walked into Central Park and then decided it was time to head to get our bags from the hotel. Our flight was at 7pm so we headed straight to the airport after that. And I gotta say we are pretty good travelers, for having a baby in a stroller with one rolling bag two backpacks and a purse we sped through the city onto the subway and got to the airport in good time. And I was so proud of Jack for being such a trooper the whole trip and the flight home, he slept again. It was bittersweet leaving that awesome city behind, but we were ready to squeeze Max and give him all his gifts. 
Till Next time New York, we love you.



New York City: Day 3

I am taking way to long to post these but I have to finish them before I do a different post.So day three...

We spent the whole morning at the conference together. For lunch we walked towards our hotel and stopped at Cosi to eat, I had missed their tuna melts! Jack fell asleep in the stroller on our way to lunch so Mason headed back to the convention center and I headed to our hotel to give Jack a good nap(and me too). After Jack woke up and we relaxed watching some cartoons we headed out to the closest Gap to get me a hooded jacket(something I thought I had packed but couldn't find).
Mason met us on the corner by the 1 train to head up to 112th to go to Tom's Restaurant for dinner.

Mason and I used to go up there all the time for a cheap yummy dinners and we LOVE Riverside Park, and the cathedral. It was so awesome to get off that stop, come out of the subway and feel like we never left. Everything was so familiar to us. We walked to the Cathedral and went into Book Culture to get me a new mug. We walked to the park before we lost the light. It was really neat to go back to the exact playground we first went to when I was visiting and it was there we first talked about me moving out, it is also the place after I had moved out and lived there for awhile Mason and I unofficially got engaged. So a pretty special area for us. Jack loved the swings, and for a second I dreamed and thought  "we could do this again, live in New York" Jack would love all the pigeons and that's a good enough reason right? We had a nice dinner talking and reminiscing. A good end to our third day in our old city.
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