Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hunker Down

With Hurricane Irene headed our way tonight, everyone says that we need to 'Hunker Down' and ride out the storm. Should be interesting experiencing hurricane winds on the 17th floor.

Conner apparently isn't too worried about it.

On a more serious note, I think we are ready for it. Plenty of water and food. The city is apparently sold out of flashlights, so we'll have to use something else. Hopefully we don't have to evacuate, we'll keep you updated. We plan on hanging out in bed all weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Farmer's Market

Conner and I go to the Farmer's Market at least twice a week here. I know they have them in different places around the city on weekend's but the have one really close to us at Rockefeller Center. We've enjoyed lots of peaches and some really great breads as well. They have so many things to choose from and even have wine tasting there! It ends next week so we've been enjoying lots of peaches this week!

I think....I was mistaken for a New Yorker the other day. I was asked for the nearest grocery store and I knew it! And pointed them in the right direction! I'm totally fitting in here!

This weekend we were planning on going to Little Italy for our anniversary but we'll be hunkering down here to ride out Hurricane Irene. We're loaded up on diapers and wipes and would have been a nice time to have food storage, bummer.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Park Hoppers

This weekend we decided to check out some of the cities parks. Beware...if you don't like pictures, skip this post....there are lots of them coming your way.

Our first stop was

I find it so bizzare that people go to parks here to sunbathe. I would only do that in the privacy of my backyard...although I will say that during my teenage years I know one of my neighbors used to spy on me through the fence. Creep. Anyway...this park was full of them!

This art work is on display for the summer. It's a greek god and is supposed to be symbolic of peace and serenity in the midst of the city.

In case you can't read the sign, this tree was a gift to the city from President James Madison when they opened the park in 1836.

The park is right across the stree from this little beauty. The Flat Iron Building.

Next Stop

Hello George.

And a nice little shot of the Empire State Building.

I'd show you some of the shots of the park...but let's be honest, they all start to look the same, at least to you. We noticed a huge difference in the type of people who hang out at each park. It's so fun to people watch.

And our last park of the day was...

That fountain was full of adults and kids alike....frolicking.

We attempted to get a family picture...Conner got Jon right in the eye.

This guy was totally like the lady on Mary Poppins. Covered in pigeons. This picture looks like they are attacking him, but they were just sitting and enjoying the bread he was feeding them. 'Tuppence a bag' anyone?

And my favorite part of the day was listening to this guy

He was playing under this huge arch, and the acoustics were incredible. Sarah and Beth would have died. Jon and I agreed that we would go and listen to him for date night instead of going to the symphony.

And that was our day park hopping. I can't wait to see more of the city.

P.S Here's a little something to keep the grandparents happy. He loves New York.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Our day at the park

The other day Conner and I took in a day at the park. He loves being outside, and of course, loves all the attention he gets anywhere we go.

We had a few ants visit our blanket. Conner was very focused on trying to pick them up.

I enjoyed people watching. Especially a weird guy who was doing some sort of yoga. He must have been in some sort of zen state because he was making a fool of himself in front of a lot of people. I was doing my best not to laugh out loud. He was very entertaining.I tried to take pictures of him, but he was too close and I was being obvious....and when people catch you trying to take their picture, it's embarassing.

Conner was pooped so we headed home. I'm sure this won't be the last of our days at the park.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Laundry Day

As you can tell my first attempt at laundry here didn't go as well as I'd hoped. When you can only pay with a $10 bill, I didn't have enough cash to use the dryer. So Conner and I hung out with the drying laundry all day. The first try at anything is usually a bust, so at least I know how to get it better the second time!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

These streets will make you feel brand new

The view from our apartment

After months of anticipation we are finally here. The cross country plane ride with a baby turned out pretty well. We sat by a bunch of teenagers who at times were louder and more annoying than Conner. After a great taxi ride from our friend Manjit, who invited us over to his house in Queens for some Indian tea, we checked in and unloaded our life and settled in.

This morning consisted of our first grocery shopping trip, which I thought was very successful and I am happy that the store is so close. We met a nice man in the elevator who told us that he had a 3 week old baby and they like to order their diapers on . Apparently it is same day deliver here in the city. I think I'll be taking advantage of that. Also, they have grocery delivery as well, all of this online ordering will be new for me. I'm not a big online shopper, but apparently will become one.

Conner seems to be taking it all in. He gets 'ooh's' and 'aah's' on the street. He's a pretty big hit in the little baby carrier that we have.

We plan on hitting one of our favorite Cuban places on Saturday and strolling in the park this weekend....

Admit it, you're jealous.