Feb 24, 2012

Can I ride in the stroller?

Last weekend we learned that it is possible to have a family of 6 in the city. Although I'm glad there were 2 extra adults to even out the kid:adult ratio. Here's what we did:
Grimaldi's- Bean's #1 request. Little did we know, they moved buildings (one over from the old one) into a huge place where you can't smell the pizzas cooking and it kinda lost the charm. But the roasted peppers are still delicious.
Jane's Carousel- Megan's #1 request. I'd never been here before and it was more magical than I expected. Perfect old charm and the huge glass box it's in is pretty awesome too.

Brooklyn Bridge- no one's #1 request. But we made it! It was crowded but fun and the kids loved the glimpses of the statue of liberty.
 Staten Island Ferry- David and Caleb's #1 request. Thank goodness it was enclosed so we were warm and toasty to eat our ice cream and cinnamon pretzels while we sailed by the statue.

Prospect Park- It was freezing cold but we needed to get the kids outta the house for a while, they loved it but they should come back in the spring!
9/11 Memorial- No disrespect meant, this was a little underwhelming to me as far as the actual memorial goes. The fountains are really cool but that's kinda all there is. I think it'll be much better once more construction is complete. Still glad we finally made it there to check it out though.

Shake Shack- Okay this place is stressful. Trying to get a table was vicious but once we did, the burgers and fries did not disappoint us. But you know what did? The SHAKES! Um if your name is Shake Shack, your shakes should be better than the runny fast food ones you can get anywhere. 

Natural History Museum- I guess every other family in the city had the same idea to take their kids here on their Monday off of school. (duh) Despite the crowds, the kids loved it. And I think I could spend all day in the cool blue ocean room.
Conclusion: kids made things more stressful but also 100x more fun. Plus they walk at a slower pace, max out at 2 activities a day, and like to wind down with a little Netflix. Which is exactly my speed these days. Win-win-win.

Feb 14, 2012

In a Year's Time

It's crazy what can happen in a year, isn't it? Last year on Valentine's Day, Regan and I were engaged. He made me delicious homemade ravioli and we ate it in his attic in Salt Lake. And I don't think we'd ever been so happy. It's one of our favorite days. And today, I'm sitting in our apartment in Brooklyn, really far away from everything we knew then, staring at a baby swing our friends gave us for the baby that will be here in August. (!!!) And it's kind of like whoa, when did all of this happen? And we might not have a romantic dinner (Regan-what should we have for dinner?) and I might not be able to climb a ladder to an attic anymore (I never knew that balance disappears when you're pregnant) but I think it's safe to say we're even happier than we thought we'd be a year ago. I'll take it!

And now that that's out in the open, I can start blogging about what I eat every day, how long my naps are, what fruit the baby resembles (a lemon right now), etc. Phew!