Friday, February 28, 2014

Earlier This Week


Not so excited about the cold weather that is back and appearing to stay for a while. Also--mittens aren't conducive to picking up sticks.


Indeed.






Thursday, February 27, 2014

Joseph at Play

One of the many indoor mornings we've had lately.








Multi-tasking  :   that awful plastic guitar has gotten hours and hours of play. I'm almost converted to thinking it's the best toy ever.


Boy in a box.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunday Afternoon

It was 55 degrees so we went on our favorite walk across the north side of Central Park over to the Conservatory Gardens.   A much appreciated beautiful day. We are back to the cold cold cold this week (and possibly more snow today). What a tease tease tease.


Child with tail.



Reflections.


Central Park was basically one giant run-off river--all that snow melting at once.  We actually saw (dead) grass for the first time in months!


He was there. It's impossible to take pictures of him plus Ada on the loose since they run in opposite directions. 




Monday, February 24, 2014

Ice Skating in Bryant Park

Ada had this entire last week off of school. I'm not sure what you're supposed to do with your kid inside all day in freezing cold weather, but luckily it warmed up at the end of the week. We got a sitter for Joseph on Thursday and went ice skating. Take away: she's still too young. She made it around 3 times and said "I'm done. This is too hard."  Though I think she did as well as you could expect for a 4 year old. Unfortunately--this was the only picture I managed. I practically begged a woman standing on the other side of the rink to take a picture of us together. She took 15 pictures of our ice skates.





Buying her ticket for the carousel.


She's always so serious on these things.


Lunch and then a quick jaunt to the library for that children's book exhibit again.
One of those days that reminds you how much you love the city (much needed this winter).

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Siblings

...or at least an attempt.


Distressed by the giant pile of cigarette butts below him. Lovely NYC.


Not really.


Blurry and grabby.


Better.


Getting there...


I give up.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Baby Baby

My friend Kami's new little guy, Graham. He's already a month old and already pretty awake (and huge! He reminded me of my own babies)--BUT my first ever newborn pictures were, I think,  a fairly good success. Especially considering the fact that these are all 100% artificially lit. Curse my side-street apartment/crappy afternoon light and bless you little speedlight.




Was there ever a more gorgeous new mom? I think not.



He peed. Oops.








Favorite.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Yesterday Afternoon



On the look out for special little friends yesterday afternoon (yes--those are shirtless overalls under that fairy dress. Love that kid). Do you see Joseph?


Baby Lou


Leann and Lou--post nap cuddles. Thanks for letting me figure out my crappy afternoon light on you. It's nice to have willing subjects for once.






This picture hurts my eyes but this is how he's taken to sleeping. Of course it's every single branded stuffed animal we own. Kids.