New York in 25

Earlier this year the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment launched a campaign called “New York in 25” to highlight NYC life. I’ve seen the posters on the subway and they have given me a sense of comradery and thankfulness because I can definitely relate! It’s fun to read them, and I instantly get in a better mood, since my commute is not one of the things that would make this list, ha!

I thought I’d take a shot at my own New York in 25:

Shakespeare in the Park

Pad Thai

Seasons

Beautiful Cultures & Diversity

Muesum Mile

The Q! 

Friends that are Family

Broadway

Creative living spaces

Chrysler Building

 

There are really so many things that I love about this city that we call home. Even though we’ve been here for over 9 years, we’re still discovering new things about it. Having grown up in the suburbs, it feels like there are a ton of differences when it comes to raising a family, so we’re looking forward to getting to continue to learn how to navigate our growing family here too.

We’re thrilled that we’re expecting another little girl early next year, and that she gets to grow up here like Lucie, our city kid.

I guess one thing I would add to the list above if I had more words than 25, is Frequent Visitors! NYC is such a popular destination and we love that we get to host so many frequent visitors throughout the year. It helps us to not feel too homesick about family back in Florida. They’ve come up so many times (especially this year when we haven’t had the ability to make it down) that they’re honorary New Yorkers too!

Let us know if you’re ever in town! Hope you enjoy some pics of our most recent activities, like apple picking with friends, attending a wedding on a Christmas Tree farm where Lucie got to be one of the sweet flower girls, and just daily city living.

Love, Los Hickson

Pumpkin Patch with my “pumpkin”

Pumpkin Patch with my “pumpkin”

Lucie had fun picking up and rearranging all the pumpkins

Lucie had fun picking up and rearranging all the pumpkins

Familia

Familia

Cider Donuts for the win

Cider Donuts for the win

On to the orchards!

On to the orchards!

Selfie with Jessa

Selfie with Jessa

Apple picking buddy

Apple picking buddy

That apple was almost as big as Lucie’s face!

That apple was almost as big as Lucie’s face!

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Sampling their freshly picked treasures

Sampling their freshly picked treasures

Olive <3

Olive <3

Besties for life

Besties for life

Silly games on the train with Uncle “Wobby”

Silly games on the train with Uncle “Wobby”

Cider donuts for breaksfast the next day! So good, we should have gotten even more.

Cider donuts for breaksfast the next day! So good, we should have gotten even more.

The blurry face of happiness

The blurry face of happiness

Fun games in Central Park

Fun games in Central Park

Dress up at home

Dress up at home

Being silly

Being silly

Sleepover night with Elle... started off with swings in the park

Sleepover night with Elle... started off with swings in the park

And a fun birthday party celebrating Olive turning One!!

And a fun birthday party celebrating Olive turning One!!

Ready for bed! They did great =)

Ready for bed! They did great =)

We passed through a streetfair that was getting set up when we were on our way to church, so naturally we had to have Dough Donuts for a mid morning snack.

We passed through a streetfair that was getting set up when we were on our way to church, so naturally we had to have Dough Donuts for a mid morning snack.

Helping with laundry

Helping with laundry

On our way to our friend Grace’s wedding at a Christmas Tree farm!

On our way to our friend Grace’s wedding at a Christmas Tree farm!

Being silly in the hotel with Uncle Dan and Aunt Sharon

Being silly in the hotel with Uncle Dan and Aunt Sharon

Lucie ready to be a flower girl

Lucie ready to be a flower girl

The whole wedding party, it was a beautiful day and the love and friendship surrounding the celebration was so special.

The whole wedding party, it was a beautiful day and the love and friendship surrounding the celebration was so special.

My date :)

My date :)

&lt;3

<3

When Lucie got to the top of the aisle we watched as her face shifted from excitement to embarrassment. She got nervous from all the attention and although she didn’t cry, she didn’t smile either. This is a great shot from the photographer of Lucie begrudgingly throwing the petals over her shoulder.

When Lucie got to the top of the aisle we watched as her face shifted from excitement to embarrassment. She got nervous from all the attention and although she didn’t cry, she didn’t smile either. This is a great shot from the photographer of Lucie begrudgingly throwing the petals over her shoulder.

Everyone loved it and started to laugh. Lucie was not having it! Oh man!

Everyone loved it and started to laugh. Lucie was not having it! Oh man!

As sooooon as all eyes were off her she was back to having fun with bubbles after the wedding.

As sooooon as all eyes were off her she was back to having fun with bubbles after the wedding.

Lucie with the bride and groom and more bubbles. Since the wedding, Lucie has talked about Grace and Michael getting married pretty much every day.

Lucie with the bride and groom and more bubbles. Since the wedding, Lucie has talked about Grace and Michael getting married pretty much every day.

Enjoying the campfire.

Enjoying the campfire.

Grace shared this photo with me a few days after the wedding... it was the only picture she took that night. What a sweet shot!

Grace shared this photo with me a few days after the wedding... it was the only picture she took that night. What a sweet shot!

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Dancing the night away

Dancing the night away

Twirling &lt;3

Twirling <3

Lucie showing off some fancy pearls and her flower girl shoes. We stopped at the outlet mall on the way back to NYC and Lucie loved these green chairs.

Lucie showing off some fancy pearls and her flower girl shoes. We stopped at the outlet mall on the way back to NYC and Lucie loved these green chairs.

Breakfast of champions with our community group and special visitors, Erin and Brett! &lt;3

Breakfast of champions with our community group and special visitors, Erin and Brett! <3

Lucie loves my growing bump

Lucie loves my growing bump

We had a little breakfast to share the news of whether or not we’re expecting a boy or a girl. We didn’t know yet either so we found out at the same time as everyone else.

We had a little breakfast to share the news of whether or not we’re expecting a boy or a girl. We didn’t know yet either so we found out at the same time as everyone else.

We were thrilled to find out that we’re expecting another daughter! It’s so sweet how much Lucie already loves her little sister. Now we get to have fun thinking of names!

We were thrilled to find out that we’re expecting another daughter! It’s so sweet how much Lucie already loves her little sister. Now we get to have fun thinking of names!

Lucie and Elle snacking and chatting about the exciting news.

Lucie and Elle snacking and chatting about the exciting news.

It was fun to have Tiffany and Aunt Neise in town that weekend, too. We went to Little Italy and Serendiptiy with them and had lots of tea parties at home.

It was fun to have Tiffany and Aunt Neise in town that weekend, too. We went to Little Italy and Serendiptiy with them and had lots of tea parties at home.

Playing in Central Park

Playing in Central Park

Group shot

Group shot

Elle and Lucie playing peacefully together while we had breakfast the other day! Woooo!

Elle and Lucie playing peacefully together while we had breakfast the other day! Woooo!

Walking to school from breakfast

Walking to school from breakfast

I had a quick overnight work trip in the middle of the week and Lucie let me take Felix the Flamingo with me and she wrote me a note, too. You can kind of see “mom” on the first line and “Lucille” on the bottom.

I had a quick overnight work trip in the middle of the week and Lucie let me take Felix the Flamingo with me and she wrote me a note, too. You can kind of see “mom” on the first line and “Lucille” on the bottom.

Now that it’s getting colder, sometimes Lucie asks us to blow dry her hair after her bath so her hair will dry faster and so she can warm up. It’s one of her favorite things to do.

Now that it’s getting colder, sometimes Lucie asks us to blow dry her hair after her bath so her hair will dry faster and so she can warm up. It’s one of her favorite things to do.

“Do I get my own closet?” Such a funny thing to notice and request, but now that we flipped the apartment around it was an easy accommodation in Lucie’s new room.

“Do I get my own closet?” Such a funny thing to notice and request, but now that we flipped the apartment around it was an easy accommodation in Lucie’s new room.

City girl watching her bagel and cream cheese get prepared

City girl watching her bagel and cream cheese get prepared

Snuggles + Farts... sums up life with Lucie Pie

Snuggles + Farts... sums up life with Lucie Pie