Walking around the city today. Went to the highline this am, visited with.dear friends vincent, bon, courtesy, matt, ate an egg and cheese from Murray's, had an iced coffee from chelsea market, saw Meltz, took a nap (one of us did), now stopped off.for some lunch at brother jimmy's.
What a year it has been, too! We had so much fun getting to know you. You're definitely the happiest baby I have ever met, so full of joy and smiles that anyone who meets you remarks on it immediately!
You are such a Brooklyn baby. Sleeping through sirens (usually), passing out on the subway with all sorts of people around you, cruising around the Hot Bird! with any of your uncles and aunties holding your arms up, and wearing all of the latest fashions including the hippest little red sandals ever made!
I try to take time every day to just look at you. You're so freaking cute. Your little feet are the best thing I have ever seen, hands down, I mean they are one of the wonders of the world to be sure. Your eyebrows - early on I was accused of plucking and shaping them. I don't but, honest! Oh and Monster Face. Every single person you do it to, me, your papa, your nanny, random people on the subway, immediately does it right back to you. I bet you have that look on your face in your first grade picture.
I love to hold you in my lap and try to hang on to you as you try to squirm away to go bang on papa's TV. I love to follow you around the house and crack up as you laugh triumphantly.
Listening to you in the bathtub is pure joy.
You are the best baby on earth and I am so, so lucky to have you.
Yesterday, we celebrated her first birthday with about fifty close friends at the Hot Bird! We took over three tables, ate twosix-foot sandwiches from DeFonte's in Brooklyn, had thirty balloons, an $80 birthday cake, and too much fun to put a number on.
In two days, the movers come.
In four days, we get on a jet plane.
Yesterday was pretty incredible. We had pals there that we've known in this city since just about day one - nine years! And so many people who have been such good friends with over the years. Several people made it from out of town, too. Two DC guests (my number one gays), and two guests from Phillie. Hottttt.
Today, we're running all over town. Picking up stuff from storage, dropping stuff off in Manhattan, etc., etc., and so forth. All in about three hours.
We splurged on tickets to the Yankee game. Using stubhub and waiting until the day of the game, we got tickets that would normally cost more than $200 for $100. The seats were cushy and roomy and there was a nice breeze blowing.
Now that I don't work (HA!) my orbit is pretty small. We go to:
Choice Market on Lafayette and Grand. We've been mostly eating at home but Choice has the best coffee in the neighborhood to be sure. They also have delicious pastries and egg sandwiches, too. YUM.
Habana Outpost on Fulton. With their child friendly atmosphere and $2.75 sixpoint sweet actions, I find myself at the Outpost at least once a week. They also have a delicious beans and rice plate that the Buddy loves!
The playground next door. At least three times a day.
The playground on Dekalb. At least a couple times a week.
Ha! Today is a funny buddy day because the buddy is with the nanny! It is 100 degrees in beautiful Brooklyn so they are spending the day at the air conditioned house of the other kid she watches. I have a long list of things to do while they are gone, but mostly I am blown away because I am starting to feel like I am unemployed.
This feels like the first day where I don't have to work. I mean that I'm noticing that I'm not at work. My parents are here and they have taken buddy for a walk so she can take a nap. I am packing up/cleaning out the linen closet.
The Buddy is eleven months and some change. My little mama is getting so grown up! It hurts me.
Babe is off to California for interviews. He is somewhere over the United States right now. Hopefully he gets a great job offer! Or two!
We have twenty-four days left in Brooklyn. Holy Guacamole!
This past weekend, we took it super duper easy. Hung out on our pal's roofdeck (sixth floor) for many hours. Sunday we went to the playground.You know, went on the swings and stuff. Watched the Yanks kick the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the curb.