Family Visits and Early Summer Adventures

Wow, these past few weeks have flown by. It's been busy, tiring, hectic even, but for all the right reasons! I am filled with thankfulness for the time we've been able to spend with family and friends these past few weeks. 

We had a visit form Grandma & Abo in the middle of May. While they were here we watched Rob coach, went to the zoo, and one night they hung out with some New York City pizza while Rob and I had a date night! Grandma & Abo got to be a part of a couple of Lucie's therapy sessions which was great too.

Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo

Penguins! 

Penguins! 

Checking our something cool with Abo

Checking our something cool with Abo

Watching the Sea Lions with Grandma

Watching the Sea Lions with Grandma

Fun visit with B&D! 

Fun visit with B&D! 

We borrowed a friend's car and drove to NJ for a family celebration and danced and danced!

All dolled up for the family celebration.

All dolled up for the family celebration.

Happy 90th birthday, Amalia!

Happy 90th birthday, Amalia!

Lucie's team of therapists met this past week to discuss what everyone is focusing on in their sessions with her. The team meeting was a little bit overwhelming, but, long story short, the Goose is doing great. Her PT called her a, "Gross-Motor Champ"! The primary focus right now across all therapists is her mouth posture, feeding, speech development and her attention span. Everything we're working on is to help build the foundation for the "next thing" she'll need to be ready to do as she gets older, which changes daily as she learns more and more. We're starting to explore what it might look like to have Lucie enroll in a Center a few times a week come fall as well.

Exploring our neighborhood  

Exploring our neighborhood  

Playing with sand during a session.

Playing with sand during a session.

Walking along her favorite fountain.

Walking along her favorite fountain.

Splashing around!

Splashing around!

We're looking forward to the summer in the city. Hopefully we'll get one or two days to visit the pool and the beach. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Baby Swap! Ran into the Thomases in Carl Shurz Park.

Baby Swap! Ran into the Thomases in Carl Shurz Park.

Our City Girl isn't too sure about the grass in her bare feet...

Our City Girl isn't too sure about the grass in her bare feet...

Love the Beltrez crew! Had a fun day in Brooklyn with them just a few weeks before they welcomed their little girl.

Love the Beltrez crew! Had a fun day in Brooklyn with them just a few weeks before they welcomed their little girl.

New York City, you look so pretty.

New York City, you look so pretty.

Big ol' cheese in the sunshine

Big ol' cheese in the sunshine

Stopping to smell the roses.

Stopping to smell the roses.

Found this Puerto Rican joint in Spanish Harlem on the way to Target.

Found this Puerto Rican joint in Spanish Harlem on the way to Target.

My college roomie was in town for a quick visit.

My college roomie was in town for a quick visit.

Stela, Nicole, and me.

Stela, Nicole, and me.

snuggles.

snuggles.

Lucie and Luke! We sure will miss the Paynes family!

Lucie and Luke! We sure will miss the Paynes family!

Lucie helping Dada coach his team!

Lucie helping Dada coach his team!

My view from the corner office during a presentation last week! Not bad! 

My view from the corner office during a presentation last week! Not bad! 

Ok, so Judy just had a baby and labored all night and had no sleep and was worried she'd look like a hot mess in a picture.  So I made a terribly silly face to convince her to take a picture with me.  And now it's here for all to see.  Anyway, we are so excited for the arrival of Camila Grace, who had a crazy miraculous birth story! Lucie can't wait to play with her! So thankful for her and this family! 

Ok, so Judy just had a baby and labored all night and had no sleep and was worried she'd look like a hot mess in a picture.  So I made a terribly silly face to convince her to take a picture with me.  And now it's here for all to see.  Anyway, we are so excited for the arrival of Camila Grace, who had a crazy miraculous birth story! Lucie can't wait to play with her! So thankful for her and this family! 

Peekaboo!

Peekaboo!

Central Park picnics with the NYC fam.

Central Park picnics with the NYC fam.

The three of us

The three of us

Dada and Uncle Richard made up a game with Lucie and she had so much fun playing!

Dada and Uncle Richard made up a game with Lucie and she had so much fun playing!

One night we attempted to go to the Met Rooftop for a date night. We missed our stop on the cross town bus and ended up getting dropped off at the half way point inside of Central Park. We walked along the very narrow sidewalk towards the Met hoping the exhibit would be open because it was supposed to rain (even though you can't tell in this picture). We weren't able to check it out because the wind was crazy and they said it would be unsafe! Still, thankful for the night out in our dreamy city together and thankful for a great babysitting rotation! The rooftop is still on our list of things to check out this summer!

One night we attempted to go to the Met Rooftop for a date night. We missed our stop on the cross town bus and ended up getting dropped off at the half way point inside of Central Park. We walked along the very narrow sidewalk towards the Met hoping the exhibit would be open because it was supposed to rain (even though you can't tell in this picture). We weren't able to check it out because the wind was crazy and they said it would be unsafe! Still, thankful for the night out in our dreamy city together and thankful for a great babysitting rotation! The rooftop is still on our list of things to check out this summer!

Love, Los Hicksons