Even though summer just officially started, I've been on "summer mode" since my mom visited at the end of May. Yay for Abuela-Time!
Here's our wish list of what we'd like to do in the next few months while the days are long:
- Friday Night Picnics in Carl Shurz
- Panama City Beach, FL with Family (it's been 8 years since we've been there, can't wait!)
- Make homemade ice cream and host neighbors
- Have Sangria with friends
- Hear the Philharmonic play at Central Park
- Have breakfast at The Palm Court
- Visit Coney Island
- Visit the Intrepid Museum
- Visit the Transit Museum in Brooklyn
- Check out the Rooftop Exhibit at the Met
- Taste new delicious treats at the Smorgasburg in Williamsburg
- Support our friend who will be DJing at the Ladies of Hip Hop NYC Festival
- Take Lucie to the Splash Pad at the Museum of Natural History
- Dance Salsa at the Bronx Brewery
- Go to Shakespeare in the Park (one of my favorite summer traditions)
- Attempt another 5 Boroughs in 1 Day adventure
- Visit the Guggenheim - we walk by it almost every week and admire the architecure but still haven't been!
That's a long wish list, and hopefully we can do most of what's on there, if not everything. Above all, though, I know we'd really like to carve out time that helps us to rest, recharge and refuel so that we can connect with each other, our families and our friends. Days fly by and all of a sudden it's already the end of June. The to-do list is never ending filled with fun things, regular run of the mill day to day things, and big matters of responsibility, but at the end of the day, isn't it about connecting and building relationships?
When my Mom was here we had a great time being tourists with her. We went down to see The Fierce Girl statue but the Wall Street Bull. We also went to the Intrepid Museum (yay, that's one from the list), had a picnic in Central Park, went bowling and watched fun movies. It was so nice to have her in town for a few days. After she left, Lucie went around the apartment asking, "Where'd Abuela go?" If it weren't for all the stairs everywhere (and the cold winters) I think Abuela would happily move here for more Lucie time, haha!
Here's a look at the past few weeks that we've been able to enjoy and we are look
Love, Los Hicksons
Playing in the courtyard at church
Pool Day at Madeline's
Picnic in Carl Shurz with Nat. Looking forward to more Friday night picnics from this spot.
HFNY Young Supporters Benefit Photo Booth!
HUDSON is here!
Our friends the Paynes came to visit. Lucie and her old pal, Luke!
Love is Love
Enjoying a walk through Central Park, and Lucie went on her first carousel ride.
Bowling was so fun!
They had bowling shoes in Lucie's size. TOO CUTE.
Made some friends in a little shop
The Intrepid Museum. Finally!
Miss you already, Abuela.
Graham and Lucie matching in Mickey and Minnie.
Who needs Snapchat filters when you can just play dress up and make believe with cool friends???
Peekaboo! with Micah!
Visiting our newest little love
Rainy days our fun with Lucie's new umbrella!
A special time at Alice's Tea Cup with a fellow NICU grad.
Celebrating Camila's 1st birthday!
Celebrating David's 30th!
with Molly and Lacey
At the Philharmonic Concert with our friends and the entire City. (Another one from the list!)
Trading sunglasses with Elle
Huddle Up NYC hosted our first week of Summer Camp! It was intense and busy around here, but it was a success and we learned a lot! Already looking forward to next year's!
Totally rad in 90's gear for a team project at work.
Ice cream date with daddy
Peekaboo with pizza hands. A new favorite dinner is Naan pizza with fresh basil and mozzeralla.
Playing tug with Bess
Running so fast
Starting the summer b'day festivities with funfetti pancakes for breakfast.
It was pouring when we woke up, by mid-morning the sun was poking through the clouds and we decided to take an impromptu ride on the Q down to Coney Island!
"We're going over there!"
Coney Art Walls, reminded us of the Wynwood Walls in Miami.
On the boardwalk
"The OCEAN! Like Moana!" - Lucie
Sweet, sunny moments with these two are my favorite.
"It's a big ice cream!"
Gelato. It was melting quickly, sticky everywhere and so DELICIOUS.
See you next time, Coney Isalnd!
Last night was a perfect night for a bike ride to our date.
A little bubbly
Sunset over Central Park
The Theater of Disappearance exhibit on the Rooftop.
The Grand Staircase - we never leave this way because we usually have a stroller!
Dinner al fresco at Eli's Bar '91. It's tagged as, "A Toast to the Upper East Side", which is the perfect description. We would highly recommend, and hope to go again. Absolutely decadent.