This Week

Was all about Grandma so it was a good one.

This photo was taken before Grandma’s arrival, but I had to include it because I think Odette’s dollies are some of the luckiest there are because she is so sweet with them aside from the fact that she never lets them wear clothes!  Also, I loved this photo because it also captures Olin in his element unlocking our door.


Night one with Grandma was so exciting that nobody could fall asleep.  Which meant, little ones crashing our grown-up dinner of Chinese take-out, but we didn’t mind at all.


Sunday was “waffle day” because the day prior Grandma got us the waffle stick pan that I have had my eye on for awhile now.  So Sunday morning, we made our first round of waffle sticks for breakfast (not pictured) and then later that day had a picnic in Central Park (coupled with a little soccer practice to help the cause) which we capped off with dessert waffles from the Wafels and Dinges cart.


Josh and I took advantage of having Grandma here and went downtown to the West Village for a dinner date on Saturday night and then snuck away to the Met on Sunday afternoon to finally see the China Through The Looking Glass exhibit.

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While Time’s Square is probably definitely my least favorite place.  I learned recently that they are closing the flagship Toys R Us store there and that said store has a ferris wheel so we braved the elements and made a visit.  Olin and Odette loved the ferris wheel so much that it was totally worth the trek!


We also shopped around, which was an experience.

While shopping, Odette spotted these pink princess dress-up dresses, pulled one ofF the rack, whipped off her own dress in like 2 seconds and then just stood there in the middle of the store in just her diaper waiting for me to put it on her.

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And finally, we ran into the Naked Cowboy on the way out so Grandma got up close and personal to get the perfect shot.


After the toy store, I had grand plans to take the little ones to this cute little kid-focused restaurant called Alice’s Teacup.

But while sitting at our table, Olin declared that he wanted a cheeseburger (which wasn’t on the menu) and I could tell we were getting tired and hungry so we decided to change our plans and walk up to Shake Shack for burgers instead.


Olin also taught Grandma a few things on her iPad.

And with Grandma in town, I got to have dates with both my boys.  Olin and I chose gelato for our special time together.

And it was so good, we went back the very next day with Grandma and Odette. By the way, Odette chooses her ice cream by color rather than flavor and that color is always pink.



Finally, since Olin is starting kindergarten in a few weeks, we wanted to show Grandma his new school before she left.


And then, sadly, we had to say goodbye to Grandma yesterday morning.

The silver lining is that we are headed up to Boston to spend the weekend with the growing Schenck family! The backseat of our car even looked like this for a whole 45 minutes!


We have 2 hours to go and both are wide awake. Wish us luck!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


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