Sunday, September 25, 2011

My 37th Week in Droid Photos

This week seems like it took FOREVER.  We crammed so much stuff in, that last Sunday feels like last month.  I'm actually half hoping that this week speeds by, since Hubby is away for work, and half hoping it is slow so we can enjoy all the fun things we have planned, including a mini staycation in NYC!  And I can't believe it is going to be October, because that means my baby will be ONE.


We went to a couple local fairs.  The first had JUMPING
and walks around a lake.

We had awesome fall weather that required sweatshirts.  It has since turned back to yucky/rainy/humid.

The second fair had a carousel.  And that's about it.  It was pretty disappointing.

A soldier from our neighborhood returned home.  From our front door, we could see the fire dept. raising a flag over the street.

A quick trip to the city was followed by a stop at Five Guys.  mmmm

JD worked on his skills at the library.

O planted a wet one on Hubby.

Waiting for the train at the start of a very interesting evening.

O had a great time!

This made his next bath a little difficult.  "NO WASH ELMO!"

Rocking away- totally oblivious to the fact that people are playing with a parachute over his head.

O wasn't too sure about the spaceship ride at My Gym.

JD's second haircut.

My happy 11 MONTH OLD waved to everybody at the farmers' market.

JD stretched at music class.

Is 2 too young to hire as a babysitter?  (She's feeding him!)

Only 15 years & 1 month until he can really drive!

Nose picking photo bomb

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Our Craziest NYC Adventure Yet

Wednesday night we attended the Pampers Cruisers 3-Way-Fit launch as ambassadors from New York Mom's World.  I thought nothing of bringing the boys into the city by myself because we do it all the time during the day.  Why should this night be any different?  I packed well, and had everything planned out down to mapping the subway stations and packing PJs to change into on the train ride home so they could fall asleep and I could leave them with Hubby to go get my hair cut.

The best laid plans....

We got into the city with no problems.  I had O in the snap 'n go because I knew it would be the easiest for him to sleep in on the way home & it's our smallest/easiest to handle stroller.  JD sat next to me on the train, held my hand as we made it to the subway, and only had a minor breakdown when he decided he wanted to nap on the floor of the very crowded 1 train.

JD would have been happy hanging in the subway listening to these guys all night.

The party, held at Dylan's Candy Bar, was awesome, except for the confusing lack of candy.  We left with plenty of time to make it to our train home.  

There were toys, face painting, Christina Milian, and dancing to the Little Maestros 

And then it all fell apart.

We walked outside into a downpour.  I didn't feel like running to the subway station with a stroller & tired toddler in the rain, so I stepped to the curb to hail a cab.  I'm the only person who thought getting a cab when it's raining is a good idea. haha.

"I wet, mommy!"  Once we finally got in a cab, he wanted to get out for "more wet!"
PS- I apologize that this is the last picture.  I didn't give fun blog posts filled with pics a second thought after this!

Finally a driver stopped, told me his meter was broken, but he has two small kids, and he couldn't leave me standing there with mine.  

We were about 30 blocks from Penn Station, but traffic wasn't moving. Not even an inch (dumb United Nations).  He advised that it would take FOREVER to get into midtown, so I was better off having him drive me to Queens to catch the train from there.  I didn't want to be stuck in that cab all night with a cranky toddler and a now hungry, screeching infant.  So we drove to Queens.

At the station, we had 10 minutes to catch our train home. We were pointed in the right direction and got to the platform before the train.  A few minutes before our train was scheduled to leave, a train pulls in.  It is PACKED. I worried for a second about having to hold JD for over an hour (he was EXHAUSTED), but someone graciously gave me their seat so I could sit JD on my lap and pull the stroller up next to me.  Can you guess what happens next? 

I realize we were on the wrong train!!  Our train was behind us.

I am texting Hubby super crazy, urgent texts about being on the wrong train.  Can he leave work to pick us up? What station should we get off at?  

No answer.

I Thank God for the maps on my Droid, get off at the station that I figure is closest to where he is, and he finally calls.  I curtly explain where we are, and he says he will be there in 20 minutes.  I take advantage of the empty train platform, lay the kids down on the changing pad for diaper & clothing changes, sing "C Is For Cookie" a billion times, clean them up with wipes, and nurse O.  

I still don't want to miss my hair appointment, and every minute counts, so I bounced the stroller down the stairs and walked to the corner to wait.  When he pulled up, I asked why he didn't answer my texts.  

"What exactly did those texts say? All I got was a text from the life insurance guy telling me to call my wife."


We go to get my car, and I am only 12 minutes late for my hair appointment.  I was so ridiculously thirsty, and with no time to stop, I drank what was left in the boys' sippy cups, and I walked in to the hairdresser barefoot because the blisters from the fancy shoes I definitely shouldn't have worn were unbearable.  And by "fancy" I mean not flip flops.

Lesson learned:
No matter what anybody says, New Yorkers are extremely helpful and friendly.  I do not have nice enough words to thank the people who helped us that night.

  • The cab driver who kept me from freaking out by telling me about his kids, held JD in his arms at the station in Queens while I clipped O into the stroller, and (since his meter was broken and he told me to only pay what I wanted to) didn't even look at how much money I put in his hand before he drove away.
  • Intimidating looking man on the 1 train who gave me his seat and then answered all of JD's questions (Basketball shoes? Basketball shorts? Basketball man?).
  • The woman who followed me off the N train and asked if she could help me carry the stroller up 2 flights of stairs, and then did.
  • The police officers and passersby that pointed me in the right direction to elevators (Why are the always hidden down dark hallways?) 
  • The presumably homeless man who got up to open a door for me when he saw me struggling with JD & the stroller.
  • The teenage girls on the (wrong) train who distracted O from his hunger with a game of peek-a-boo.
  • The life insurance guy guy who tipped off Hubby and didn't judge.

Hopefully this post doesn't turn you off to visiting NYC (even in the rain), because I will be posting about our staycation in the city next week!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Getting Crafty: Mummy Lights

I saw this pin a while ago, and was sad to see that the link led to nowhere.  It didn't look too complicated, so I winged it.  

My version of the mummy light

There were a bunch of recycled jars still on my mantle that were JD's party centerpieces, so this project is extra green.  I started by putting a candle in each with a little sand.

I found the colored eyes at Target, where I also picked up the streamers.

After I got both boys napping, I tore my desk apart looking for Mod Podge with no luck.  So I made my own.

DYI mod podge: equal parts Elmer's & water
I covered a jar with the stuff.

Then I wrapped it with a single layer of streamer.

When that dried a bit, I used regular glue to put the eyes on.

Then I tore some streamers (to get nice, uneven edges) and added some texture around the "face".  

Isn't he a cute little guy?  He used to be a baby food jar.

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And this?  Just me catching my kid not napping.

The whole gang.

after dark
my favorite

I can't wait to use them to decorate for O's party.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

My 36th Week in Droid Pics

The beginning of this week seems like FOREVER ago, which I guess means that it was a looooong week.  But this weekend is awesome.  There are fall festivals happening all over Long Island- so many that we can't possibly go to all of them.  And so many that I don't have to cook at all because we are eating yummy fair food.

Anyway, here's our week!


JD woke up extra early to work on his ball handling.

Quality block building time while we listened to the names.

We went to White Post Farms
(I had a whole post full of pics from this day here.)
2nd Day- Better than the 1st, but still a little hesitant at the door.

Hubby & I got out for breakfast ALONE.

My boys are in love with their babysitter.  They are THIS happy to say goodbye to me.  You can barely see it, but that is the biggest smile I saw on JD all week, and O is practically dancing.

I went to the mall for new makeup.

I tried out these mummy hotdogs that I saw on Pinterest.  You'll see them again at O's birthday party.

O got some work done in the morning.

Then he raided the wine rack.

The Greek Food Festival around the corner from our house started tonight.  We were literally first in line for dinner.

I don't know if his arms are cuter- or the crossed legs- or that he is wrapped up in his blanket.

Playing with the Chica Chica Boom Boom tree at storytime.

Walking around Target getting ideas for O's party.  I can do this!

SOOOO excited to be wearing cute fall clothes.

We went to a birthday party where JD got a sparkly tattoo.

And face painting.

And couldn't stop checking himself out.
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