This week, we bought new sandals, adventuring up Grand Street, watching the kids practice tae kwon do through the store front, exploring the kids shoes, especially the pink sparkle Dora jelly sandals which I still regret not gettinig for G, sitting in a cafe eating a plum (G) and drinking ice coffee (me).
We went to the indoor playground, where G got a time out for playing too rough. We played in the rain on the deck. We took a trip into Manhattan, which includes fun times on the subway, watching a tap dancer/drummer combo on the platform, walking through Union Square and the Farmer’s market, where we bought yummy fresh strawberries, then playing in the little playground in the park and even swinging on the swings, which G doesn’t usually like to do. We met up with some old friends of mine who had never met G or Ivy, and they were both very well behaved (the kids, not the friends, although they were well behaved, too) and we had lunch at one of our old favorite restaurant. G played with the crayons and placemat and had fried onion rings for the first time. Then we took a trip back to the school I used to work at. I don’t think that was very much fun for the kiddos, but it was a trip for me. We also bought G his very own little potty. I don’t think he much cares for it, but that’s only because that adventure is just beginning.
What else did we do this week???? We bought papa a Papa’s Day present—The Dangerous Book for Boys, which will be much fun as G grows older. I hope they put out one for girls. Ivy and I went on a trip alone to Barnes and Noble to get it, and sat in the cafe window overlooking Union Square (yes, that’s two trips to Manhattan.)
We also went to the Farmers Market in McCarren park in Brooklyn. We got a coffecake and some apples and some herbs to plant on our deck, then we sat in the grass and had a mini picnic. G ran around with some other toddlers, one of whom had already been through the rough-play stage.
We also set up the wading pool on the deck, and G played in it. He loved it so much that he keeps running back to the window to check on it.
Maybe today we’ll go out on the deck, play in the pool and plant our herbs in the planter. I’d better learn how best our herbs will grow. Should I put them all in one big planter, or spread them out in smaller pots?