Sunshiny Days

Earlier this summer, I shared our wishlist of what we'd like to do while the days are long and the weather is sizzling. I added it here again, it's gotten shorter because we have had the chance to do so much already! I love getting to plan fun things for us to do together, but some of my favorite moments have been doing things we decided to do last minute, like joining our friends after Church for a picnic in Central Park and then taking turns getting to chase Lucie and her bestie, Elle through the field. Here's a look at what we're looking forward to.

Los Hickson's Summer Wishlist! 

  • MORE Friday Night Picnics in Carl Schurz + Picnics in Central Park
  • Make homemade ice cream and host neighbors
  • Have Sangria with friends
  • Have breakfast at The Palm Court
  • Visit the Transit Museum in Brooklyn
  • Support our friend who will be DJing at the Ladies of Hip Hop NYC Festival <Unfortunately, didn't get to do this>
  • 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!
  • *New* Explore East Patchogue, Long Island when HUNYC leads a camp out there in August

What we've done! 

  • A few Friday Night Picnics in Carl Schurz + Picnics in Central Park
  • Panama City Beach, FL with Family (it's been 8 years since we've been there, can't wait!)
  • Hear the Philharmonic play at Central Park
  • Visit Coney Island
  • Visit the Intrepid Museum
  • Check out the Rooftop Exhibit at the Met
  • Taste new delicious treats at the Smorgasburg in Williamsburg
Lucie captured this photo of us. "I take a picture."

Lucie captured this photo of us. "I take a picture."

Heading to a softball game for Rob in Central Park. It's been nice way to end the weekend by getting to watch him play, followed by a picnic dinner in the park.

Heading to a softball game for Rob in Central Park. It's been nice way to end the weekend by getting to watch him play, followed by a picnic dinner in the park.

Swing batta-batta-batta-batta!

Swing batta-batta-batta-batta!

Lucie watching intently.

Lucie watching intently.

"Cheeeeese!"

"Cheeeeese!"

Running through the Elephant Playground on the UWS.

Running through the Elephant Playground on the UWS.

In PCB, FL with the whole Phillips-Hickson-Disney-Norman-Duhon family for the Four of July week!

In PCB, FL with the whole Phillips-Hickson-Disney-Norman-Duhon family for the Four of July week!

Me with my first love: Publix Premium Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. (It was just a tease, because it was completely sold out inside!)

Me with my first love: Publix Premium Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. (It was just a tease, because it was completely sold out inside!)

Crystal, David, Robby and Lucie. David is bummed he can't have ice cream yet.

Crystal, David, Robby and Lucie. David is bummed he can't have ice cream yet.

(Check out this post for more pictures from our time in Panama City Beach, FL with the family.)

Back at 1823...!

Back at 1823...!

Silly Selfies - Lucie wanted us all to wear hats.

Silly Selfies - Lucie wanted us all to wear hats.

The view of the City from Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was our first time in this part of the City but we overheard lots of people talking about how different Williamsburg had become in just a few short years.

The view of the City from Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was our first time in this part of the City but we overheard lots of people talking about how different Williamsburg had become in just a few short years.

Shaved Ice on a hot day!

Shaved Ice on a hot day!

Me with my favorite Dominican chica.

Me with my favorite Dominican chica.

Lucie pretending to be the doctor at her 2 1/2 year old check up.

Lucie pretending to be the doctor at her 2 1/2 year old check up.

Us making guacamole on my birthday while listening to Marc Anthony. Lucie loooooves "abocados" and guac!

Us making guacamole on my birthday while listening to Marc Anthony. Lucie loooooves "abocados" and guac!

Celebrating with a blackberry pie and homemade vanilla ice cream.

Celebrating with a blackberry pie and homemade vanilla ice cream.

Spent my birthday eating Pad Thai, drinking grape fruit La Croix and saving the world with Rob, Aly and Jos!

Spent my birthday eating Pad Thai, drinking grape fruit La Croix and saving the world with Rob, Aly and Jos!

Elle and Lucie running around the Great Lawn in Central Park.

Elle and Lucie running around the Great Lawn in Central Park.

Cheering Dad on at another softball game.

Cheering Dad on at another softball game.

Go team!

Go team!

Meeting Corduroy Bear =)

Meeting Corduroy Bear =)

Walking Bess around the block.

Walking Bess around the block.

After a year and a half, we finally learned that the French artist,  Invader , is who placed this cool art piece called, "NY_158"&nbsp;on our building.&nbsp;&nbsp;

After a year and a half, we finally learned that the French artist, Invader, is who placed this cool art piece called, "NY_158" on our building.  

On the swings in Central Park for Micah's 1st birthday! Lucie loved getting pushed by Viv.

On the swings in Central Park for Micah's 1st birthday! Lucie loved getting pushed by Viv.

Helping dad during band practice at church.

Helping dad during band practice at church.

GETTING HER HAIR CUT FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!

GETTING HER HAIR CUT FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!

Lucie's favorite part was the water spritzer.

Lucie's favorite part was the water spritzer.

And the little french braid at the end. She just got a trim to help with the tangles.

And the little french braid at the end. She just got a trim to help with the tangles.

Let her sleep... for when she wakes, she will move mountains...

Let her sleep... for when she wakes, she will move mountains...

Even if they're pillow mountains!

Even if they're pillow mountains!

Love,

Los Hickson