Thursday, July 26, 2012

what we've been up to

Our second summer in NYC. It's not been as hot as it is in Arkansas, but anytime it gets close to 90 degrees here in the city it starts to feel like an oven. The sidewalks are baking and the tall buildings don't let any airflow in.

Hence, this is why the girls never seem to keep their clothes on. No central A/C in our apartment!
A photo Audrie took of Jamie and I waiting for the subway the other day.
Audrie and I were walking down the sidewalk and we came across some hopscotch... had to stop of course!
I took Audrie to work with me the other day. I had one week off at the end of June, but since have been back in teacher workshops all month. It's shorter hours, so that's nice. And I occasionally get to sneak Audrie into hang out with me for a few hours. I'm really looking forward to my second year being much easier.... right??
Jamie showing Audrie how to snap green beans.
Annie still likes to get in her sling every now and then.

The other night I took the girls out after dinner for a walk to find the ice cream truck. Annie can spot those things several blocks away and squeals so loud when she sees them!
We sat on our front steps of our building, ate our ice cream, and ran around a bit. Our "front yard". :)
Annie had dropped her ice cream on the sidewalk so Audrie was nice enough to share hers.
Our friend Emily got the girls these adorable Arkansas dresses! Cuties!
Last night I took the girls to see a musical theater production of The Little Mermaid. And the whole evening was one of those times where I felt like I'm living on a movie set. We took the A train down to Harlem (isn't there a jazz song that starts like that??), switched to a C train (the girls are MUCH better on the subway and Annie even asked me last night in her tiny two year old voice "Is this our stop?"... I haven't heard her say that before- cracked me up!), we got off at Central Park and walked through the park to get to the theater. As we were strolling I couldn't help but smile at the cliche of my life. I never imagined I'd be walking hand in hand with my two daughters through Central Park just like any other New Yorker on their way to somewhere. I had one of those moments where I thought "do I really live here?".

I had Audrie stop at this cute bridge in Central Park to snap a pic.
After the show (which Audrie and Annie LOVED... and as we walked out Audrie said with a sad sigh "I want to be in a show, mommy.") we stopped at Columbus Circle to eat hot dogs and drink lemonade.
Just hanging out in Columbus Circle.
Don't worry the water in these fountains is only about 2 inches deep!

When someone asks what my favorite part of living here is I have to say (aside from the Broadway shows, of course!) that it's how you can just wake up on a Saturday morning and do something super fun. If you can think of it- you can do it. This city has everything. Alway something new to try.

Adventure is out there. :)