wednesday, february 13
// 8AM and we're fully immersed our morning routine. dishes, laundry, email. huck eats his yogurt and i check the weather and then we get dressed. i have a lunch appointment with my editor at noon and with no sitter to be found, we have some serious wiggles to get out of the boy before we make our way south. my house is feeling very "lived in" this morning, which is my sounds-nicer euphemism for "messy." ;) i just looked over and . . . yup. that box is still there. rockin it!
/// it's sunny and almost 40 degrees out, and we hit playground first thing. it is snowy and abandoned and huck plays hard and fast until his little toes start to freeze.
// we're out of there just in time! when the daycare groups show up it gets real hectic real fast. sooo many toddlers. these daycare strollers never fail to amaze me. six babies in there! do wonders never cease?
// we stop at the neighborhood bagel joint to get henny some egg and cheese on a plain before heading downtown. i'm hoping he'll fall asleep in the stroller on the way and stay asleep through lunch. (it's his usual nap time--fingers crossed!) i throw in a little pre-meeting "be a good boy" strawberry milk bribe, for good measure. so nutritious! good one, mom! ;)
// on our walk to the subway we spot a poodle in a sweater, our favorite fruit cart, and these two nobodies, i don't know, fashion week? (that's giovanna battaglia and anna dello russo) (i felt sort of slimy taking their photo but i don't feel at all slimy posting it. is that weird?)
// huck's gotten really good at holding onto the subway pole like a big boy. pass the hand sanitizer please.
// while passing 34th street (where there's inexplicably good reception) i get an email from my editor saying she is running late, so we get off a stop early and kill some time wandering through washington square, our favorite park in the city. huck promptly falls asleep in his stroller. atta boy!
// i'm a lucky girl to have such a good friend for an editor, and i love our sporadic lunch meetings. we meet at lure fish bar on prince and mercer. huck wakes up just as the check is signed. atta boy, huck!
// we decide to wander around soho in the sunshine for a bit. soho is my favorite spot in the city to photograph. and i say we but really, this isn't a democracy. *i* decide to walk around soho for a bit. huck decides to be rather pleasant about it because he's a nice friend. we split a black and white cookie for dessert and i decide top shop is overrated.
// we get home and i start on dinner. i like to eat at 4pm like a grandma. also, i'm on a stir fry kick lately? this one's a vegetarian thai noodle that i accidentally over-sauced. still pretty good though!
// for dessert, these chocolate covered marshmallows we made at huck's playschool yesterday morning, which have been rocking my world. last night i ordered all the supplies i'd need to keep us in chocolate-covered-heart-mallows for the rest of eternity. even brandon's excited!
// bath, books,
boobs, and bed time for the baby boy. once he's down we end the night with a little grey's anatomy, and i toss a few batches of sugar cookies in the oven for tomorrow's valentine's party with all of huck's little friends. and then i call my baby brother to wish him a happy birthday. he is EIGHTEEN today. holy . . .