i am so claustrophobic. i hated every minute of the subway and the elevators but i rode them and i think maybe just maybe i’m getting over this fear.
our tickets came with access to the audi club. you can eat at a ridiculous buffet of lobster and steak and enjoy complete silence. there is no noise from the game whatsoever. sounds like no fun to me. gimme a hotdog and a pepsi and i wanna hear the crowd go wild. my night wouldn’t have been complete without hearing notorious sing in his hometown.
central park and john lennon. lots of people with their sad face on and a singer on a bench doing his best rendition of strawberry fields.
man the front camera on the iPhone is crap. but ya gotta get a pic with your better half when its 10 at night and you aren’t asleep or have 4 kids with you. it felt good to chat on a park bench with not a single thing to do or place to be.
look at her all lit up like that.
eataly was good. we sat at the bar which is basically the kitchen and it was pretty hot. if you ask ivan he would say really really hot. he doesn’t love humidity i on the other hand didn’t mind it one bit.
oh brooklyn you stole my heart. i’d live in brooklyn any day of the week.
russ and daughters because my dad’s russ and he only has daughters and because their belly lox was so salty i didn’t even have to add salt. that never ever happens.
st. patricks under major renovation but just as beautiful as always.
anybody else remember 9 by design. loved that show. why isn’t it still on??
georgetown cupcakes. i got the vanilla. i always get the vanilla. it was pretty good, small but good. the service on the other hand not so good. the girl ringing up looked like she just crawled out of a bad bender and was no help at all.
this was the first time we actually went inside grand central station. its beautiful i don’t know why its taken me this long to step foot inside.
the view outside our room was amazing and shake shack because shake shack is always a good idea.
doughnut plant never disappoints. i always get the coco nut cream. the pb&j and the banana peanut butter is good too.
the flatiron building is my absolute favorite. we wandered rockefeller center along with a million other people. new york is just so different than where we live. these building are crazy big and every time i go i forget just how big they really are.
fishs’s eddy is a great place to get lost in. i would have bought the whole store if i could’ve fit it in my suitcase.
little italy, zeppole’s and cannoli’s. enough said.
the best place for cannoli’s in little italy.
cafe habana corn on a stick
this was my first time eating at katz and i wasn’t super impressed. the lines are long, the guy didn’t even let me finish my sentence before he cut me a pastrami sandwich when i was trying to say pastrami reuben. sandwich wasted, his bad i guess. and i think carnagie deli is a million times better. their payment system is dumb. is you lose your blue ticket plan on paying $50 if you want to be let out of the store. i read all the bad reviews but went against my better judgement and tried it anyways. oh well, the sandwich was decent.
ice cream cone covered in rice krispies. ill take it! i took close to a thousand picture so ill post the second half tomorrow.
last week we took the kids to a baseball game. we’ve been cooped up in the house a lot lately with this awful weather. so we thought we’d give the game a try. ava didn’t want to go, she’s become a real homebody and i’ve been giving in and letting her stay back but i think i need to start pushing her more. she stayed at my sisters when we went to disneyland, i mean come on! who doesn’t love disneyland. jack is in that i want to get into everything phase so we left them both at ivan’s moms and took the middle two with us.
we had so much fun. they got to eat and drink everything they normally wouldn’t get. we cheered and sang. elle wanted to be on the big screen so she danced the whole time. we stayed until the bottom of the 7th then decided it was time to get these babes home for bed. we had a blast and it was good to get out of the house but still be in air-conditioning.
on a side note we are headed to new york at the end of this month and we are going to a yankee’s vs red Sox game. i’m pretty excited!
We ended up in California for the 4th. I was worried about the crowds but it wasn’t busy at all. We had a blast! We watched fireworks from the golf course at our hotel. I love starting new traditions. We planned on staying until Monday, heading home for a week and coming back the week after. I decided to just stay for the next two weeks instead of battling that long drive three more times. Ivan went home and flew back for the last week. He ended up surprising me and coming three days early. I love surprises and that was one of the best! We lived at the beach all day and the kids slept so good at night. The older kids are so brave they love the ocean, they could never leave and Jack is a dream at the beach. He wanders around like a little drunk man falling in the sand. I can’t believe summers almost over. School’s around the corner. I’m not ready.
Sometime you just gotta get away. When its too hot and the sun is scorching your face off every time you step outside. This time of year the seat belts burn and the the car never really cools off. Really there is no escaping the heat. Unless you like to sit in your house all day in the cool air-conditioning. I do not. So the kids and I headed to California. I told Ivan I’d stay until I was on the brink of insanity. We left Tuesday morning and came back Friday night. I would have stayed longer, the kids were great and we were having fun but we have wedding stuff all next week. Ivan’s brother is getting married and we love his fiancé. Whoop whoop! Anyways, I figured I better get a weekend in before it was back to work for Ivan and back to mom mode in this rotten heat for me. Every time we go to California I want to move there. There’s something about the ocean that is so peaceful. The kids and I woke up got our suits on and headed to the beach. They played, even Jack played and was so content. Jack can be tricky sometimes he likes to crawl around the house and tear stuff up other times he’s at my ankles crying most of the day. In California he was great, he played and he was happy and life was just good. Maybe someday I’ll get my wish and I’ll live in California. I know I know, Its expensive and work is here and family is here. But who doesn’t love an adventure?! We’ll hang out at the beach all day and take our sandy buns back to the house and the kids will help me make dinner. I told Ivan I’ll sell my car get an old blazer chop the top off and cruise Cali. I digress, the trip was great the kids were awesome and we got to see my sister and her family. How I miss them so much.
We love going to Oregon to visit Grandma and Grandpa Raile. Their house on the coast is so relaxing. This year Grandma had to fly back to Az last minute so we had her house to ourselves. We stayed in Oregon half the week and then decided to head up to Seattle the other half. Man I love that city. A big city will a small town feel. So much good food and so fun to wander around.