Yesterday, while Sasha was at school we had a very very long day of walking around the city - it was such a blast (even though, my feet hurt quite a bit at night). We first checked out the Highline (love love love this place) and then headed to the Intrepid Museum. Later that night, we all went out to celebrate my cousin's wedding, which we weren't able to attend back in April.
Today, we're off to the Bronx Zoo, so prepare yourselves for more picture-heavy posts!
We survived our first hurricane last weekend! We were all somewhat panicked, but luckily, it wasn't as bad as we all anticipated here. We had a couple of leaks, lots of fallen branches, but nothing too serious. We even drove to the city on Sunday afternoon.
All of East Coast is getting ready for the hurricane Irene heading our way. People have started evacuating. We've decided to at least stay here tonight and then reevaluate situation tomorrow morning: if we do decide to get out of the city, we'd need to do it very early in the morning, as the bridges are supposed to be closed at 5pm, creating hours and hours of traffic. We've stocked up on canned food, bread, flashlights, candles, water, so hopefully we'll be ok in the next few days. The only thing that's pissing me off about this Irene business is that our family from Russia is in town for my sister's wedding next weekend and we had major plans and wanted to go out and enjoy the city (I love playing tourist with out of town visitors), but we'll have to make the best of it and hang out here.
My fabulous aunt with Sasha at the beach yesterday (to where I drove by the way, not bragging or anything, but yeah...)
My cousin and her husband at the beach, being silly
We saw this from our balcony a couple of nights ago as we were finishing our dinner. I'll think good thoughts of clear blue skies and beautiful sunsets in hopes that Irene decides to pass us by.
It's party planning time in our house: Sasha's birthday is now officially less than two weeks away. I'm so excited!! I remember when she was turning one (and even two) I was very sentimental about "how did this happen so fast?!" This time around, I'm just so excited! She's still our little kiddo and will be for a while (although some days I do wish the "treacherous threes" would go by faster) and this is really such a fun age! I can have actual conversations with her (not about anything serious of course, but man, how fun is it to talk to your kid about what another kid at school said, whose birthday it was, that she's going to be the flower girl at her aunt's wedding and practicing walking and throwing petals around!) So this year, I'm not getting all sentimental, I'm excited for what this next chapter is going to bring!
And how can you plan a birthday party for this one-day-girly-and-the-next-a-Thomas-loving-tomboy girl without her besties, Woody and Buzz? Yeah, the kid is a bit obsessed, but they're super fun, and really easy to find party supplies for, so it's a win-win.
Got my package #1 out of a few in the mail yesterday and was giddy like a little girl! I think kiddo will LOVE it!
I love love love Coney island with all its fun rides, excited people, yummy (but so bad for you) food. Sasha and I headed there yesterday for an impromptu fun date. Seeing my shy little girl point at rides and actually going on them and enjoying them made my day, heck, week!
Sasha and I had a super fun day at the zoo today! I gave her the choice of the Botanic Gardens or the zoo and (logically) she picked the latter - so I'm still hoping to go look at pretty flowers next week.