28 August 2012

Lola & Sebastian

We left some very dear people behind when we left NYC two years ago, including our long-time friends (14+ years!) Mara and Coche. We shared years of pre-parenthood adventures and then we had the great fortune of transitioning into life with children together. Twins Lola and Sebastian were born just two months before Court, and their sweet baby sister Paloma just celebrated her first birthday.

Our August trip to NYC would not have been complete without a playdate with this fun crew. Luckily for us, they live on the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens, adjacent to a wonderful park and pier system, so the kids had a fantastic morning running around together. Of all the things we miss about the city, the Gonzalez family is at the top of the list!

22 August 2012

Sugar Sweet Sunshine

We recently spent a long summer weekend in Court's city of origin and we had a wonderful time sharing the sights and sounds of New York City with him. There were so many highlights to the trip, including a visit to our beloved cupcake shop, Sugar Sweet Sunshine. These cupcakes were a primary craving during my pregnancy with Court, so it makes sense that he became an instant fan. In true toddler fashion, he chose a strawberry cake - cream cheese frosting combination for himself and then proceeded to eat my vanilla cake - vanilla buttercream selection instead. Luckily, I was smart enough to get a half-dozen for the road!

07 August 2012

Play Ball!

This past weekend, we took Court to his first baseball game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. We attempted to attend a game in early May but the skies opened up right as we arrived at the park, resulting in the ultimate cancellation of that evening's game. Luckily for us, this past Sunday the weather cooperated and Court got to cheer on the Bulls in a triple-A game against the Gwinnett Braves. As expected, Court was more interested in people-watching and junk-food eating than the game itself, so we indulged him in some hot dogs, tater tots smothered with cheese, and Cracker Jacks. We didn't make it past the fifth inning, but he got his fill of baseball for the season!

01 August 2012

Popsicle Parade

A few weeks after Court's graduation ceremony at the Infant-Toddler Center, we invited all of his classmates over for a "Splish Splash Backyard Bash," complete with a sprinkler, wading pool and lots of cool snacks set up in our backyard. Five of his nine classmates were able to join us (along with their parents) for a fun morning outdoors in the (shaded) 100 degree heat. Thank goodness we had lots of popsicles to go around!