Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

We had a lovely Memorial Day yesterday. 

First off...

Picnic in Central Park with friends. West side of the Great Lawn, in a nice wooded area with dirt and picnic tables. It reminded me of Santa Cruz, where ALL of my family was yesterday and last week. Sad. But fun that we could have our own "nature"/"camping" experience in the middle of NYC. 

Asher playin' a little soccer

This boy loves the dirt. 

Poop party. Thank heaven for $10 fold up potties. Genius!!

A little after noon, we decided to head home for naps. Well, the boys ended up falling asleep in the stroller and woke up shortly after arriving home. So... we headed back out.

We went to borders to use our 40% coupon, and totally scored in the bargain books section (buy 2, get 1 free!) and Nate got me "Boys Adrift" by Leonard Sax for my mother's day present. I just started it last night, but am loving it so far. I'll let you know more when I am finished. But so far, it seems like a must read for any parent of boys.

After Borders, Nate went to the apple store while I headed to the HUGE playground on the south end of Central Park. I'm sure it has a name, but I can't think of it. It was packed, and the kids had a blast. Watching my boys at the park makes me happy. They are both so independent and creative, and are in love with the outdoors. Nate and I were saying that we should do a little experiment, where we take Asher to the park in the morning, and just let him play and play and play until he asks us to leave. I bet you we would be there all day... like until dinner. I love that they are that way. Just give them a car and some sand and some water, and they are off in their own little imaginations. 

On our way home, we stopped at Gray's Papaya for hot dogs and coconut juice
We ate it on a bench outside the subway station. 
This kid also loves food. 

The clean up.

Hope you all had a nice Memorial Day with perfect weather as well!

1 comment:

Lark said...

You are like a regular new yorker now...sounds like a perfect summer day!