This week, on Tuesday, I finally had the opportunity to take a few hours to myself and to go on an adventure. After school drop-off, I headed into Manhattan and got myself a membership to MoMA with my lovely IDNYC card. I wandered around and checked out three floors. One of the more impressive pieces: a literature sausage.
Then I met Jeff at his office, and we saw a baby owl.
We had a lovely lunch across the street from Jeff’s work. A daytime date! Always special.
Then I came back to his office for a lesson in virtual reality. I flew to the moon!
It was seriously amazing. My mind was blown. And then I had to pick up the kids!
Wednesday night I went to the new Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Downtown Brooklyn with some friends. Afterwards, we had drinks at a rooftop bar around the corner and marveled at the fact that we know nothing about Downtown Brooklyn at all, even though it’s a 10 minute walk from our homes. It’s a different world and could basically be any downtown in any city in the US. Bizarre.
Yesterday we had a lovely family day in Manhattan. We had brunch and then went for a stroll on the Highline. The fall colors are gorgeous right now!
After 20 blocks of walking (no complaints from the kids!), we took the train to Grand Central.
We had coffee and snacks and looked around.
We stumbled upon a street festival on Madison Avenue. The boys had a lemonade.
Next up: Rockefeller Center.
We walked around and checked out the Lego store. The boys were in awe!
Then we decided we were sufficiently tired and headed home. Early bedtime for all!
And on Sunday? On Sunday we did nothing. Julian woke up mopey and with a man-headache. We convinced him to rally and cheer on our buddy Tim, who was running the NYC Marathon. Seeing all these people run run run was so inspiring!
The boys, however, collapsed upon our arrival. Julian due to the fact that he wasn’t feeling well, and Arthur, well, he had a case of brotherly sympathy pains.
Turns out Julian actually has a fever of 102.5. So I feel pretty great about dragging him to watch a marathon and scolding him for lying down. Who’s winning? This Mama.
The rest of the day we did nothing. We watched Planet Earth and ate popcorn. We drank smoothies and ate German chocolate and took naps. We played and colored and went on indoor treasure hunts. I read my book and Jeff played music. Also, Bloody Mary’s.
And we’re off into another week!