This week felt really, really long. But in a good way. A full way. Something about going away for the weekend to Mom 2.0 changed things at home – maybe we ALL needed a break from each other – and we’re all happier to be around each other. Despite spending an awful lot of the week in various waiting and exam rooms, we ended it in NYC proving our kids are really good sports (we made them walk everywhere) and really fun (when they aren’t driving us crazy).
These are my “before” flowerpots, but that didn’t stop her from trying to take care of them.
She asked for purple flowers to plant (I don’t even know what these are).
Mother’s Day at Chili’s (again) calls for finger guns
Freezing, FREEZING cold water
The gingers are unphased by cold
So excited about her chocolate frog she forgot to take the plastic off.
She tied that all by herself.
Thank God for iPads (during my NST)
Pweeeese we swim some more Mommy? Pweeeeeese?
We bought cat food and paper towels and batteries at Walmart. She is hugging the batteries.
Fawkes Phoenix is Evan’s new BFF
Looking pensive about the rain
In case you thought they were GOOD at posing for pictures.
What is this weather even??
Next year, SHE is going to be coming home on that bus.
Another day, another visit to L&D
When you get the Metro-North seats with the power outlet, you get to play Angry Birds all the way in to the city.
Shake Shack is actually as good as everyone says.
I think our last family picture (selfie or otherwise) was in October. We heart NYC.
And now I am literally going to crawl upstairs to bed because my left hip is broken (out of joint? sprained? can you sprain a hip?) and I can’t walk. I finally found my sense of direction in New York, but unfortunately it was because we walked EVERYWHERE. I’m pretty sure even the gingers are going to sleep in tomorrow.
Although I did get a super awesome new stroller that’s inspiring me to get back to Stroller Strides. Maybe if my hip pops back in we’ll actually make it this week.
Tags: baby #3, Caroline, E, evan, food, fun, garden, hospital, lake, mother's day, naps, new york, NYC, school, shopping, spring, summer, swimming, travel