25 June 2010

The Damage





Lincoln had a run-in with a dining room chair last night and ended up in the emergency room. Some of his teeth were pushed back up into his gums. There was a lot of blood and a lot of crying. He is really taking it like a champion, though, and has been in good spirits today. Here are some more pictures of the new smile and the swelling.

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20 June 2010

An Extraordinary Breakfast

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Nutella toast + Peak-a-boo = 1 delicious mess!

18 June 2010

Faux Hawk

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Babies with faux hawks sure get a lot of comments on the street.

10 June 2010

Wicked Awesome


Seeing Wicked was at the very top of my New York to do list. It happened a little sooner than I thought it would though, because I won the Wicked lottery on Tuesday.

Two and a half hours before every show you can enter a lottery to win the privilege of buying front row tickets. All four of us went down to the theater on Saturday and entered, but, unfortunately, didn’t win. I decided to go alone on Tuesday and try again since we only have a built in babysitter for a limited amount of time. I left our apartment a little bit late, though, and didn’t know if I was going to make it within the half hour allotted to enter. I made it to the theater, literally (I looked at my phone,) two minutes before they stopped taking names. I wrote my name down and went to wait with the rest of the crowd. I was so surprised when they called my name and shouted, “Right here!” Winning this lottery is a serious business. They checked my ID twice to make sure I wasn’t stealing someone else’s tickets and then gave me a button that says “I won the Wicked lottery!”

The show was amazing. I loved the music, I loved the costumes, and I loved the story. Sitting in the front row is not the best seat. Sometimes our view of the main action was blocked by secondary cast members and we were sort of at a weird angle, but it was interesting to watch from a different vantage point. I would go see it again in a heartbeat, although I might prefer a more conventional seat the next time.

For our anniversary last week Jonathan and I also went to see The Phantom of the Opera. I’m not as familiar with that story as some of the others, but it was, also, great. We came home and listened to several different versions of “Music of the Night.” I love having Broadway right here whenever we want it!

09 June 2010

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

It was rainy in NYC today, so we decided it was a good day to be inside and headed over to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

Lincoln had a great time in the cork garden, trying to eat a snail at the touch tank (not recommended,) climbing up and down the stairs, pounding on various metal objects with sticks, and playing at the water table (despite one little girl’s attempts to ruin his good time.)  

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05 June 2010

Central Park Zoo

Lincoln has been very excited about animals recently, so we decided to head over to the Central Park Zoo the other day. When we first got there we were hoodwinked into going to a creepy animal show. We were not forewarned what sort of animals were displayed in this show and were surprised when we were confronted with a palm size cockroach and a very wiggly, black snake. I took a few deep breaths and did not bolt (since we were specifically instructed not to,) but got out of there at the earliest opportunity. We headed over to the petting zoo area for some more enjoyable animal entertainment.


At the petting zoo we saw alpacas, sheep and goats. The animals that live in that petting zoo are probably the best trained animals in New York State. They knew to go directly to Lincoln, not me or Chantal, and smell his hands to see if he had food. When he didn’t they immediately moved to the next child. I cannot believe those animals aren’t the size of houses! They are constantly eating! Lincoln did do a good job feeding them a little bit, even though I was nervous he would get his fingers bitten off.


Next we headed over to the main zoo. It’s small, of course, but it was fun to wonder around. The highlight of the afternoon was definitely the snow leopard. When we got to his enclosure, he was right next to the glass! Unfortunately, there was another little boy there and Lincoln is much more interested in little boys than he is in snow leopards, so he didn’t really appreciate the awesome-ness. Oh well.

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Under the Brooklyn Bridge


Since Chantal is visiting, Jonathan and I were able to leave Lincoln home and go for a walk on the Brooklyn Promenade last night. We stopped first at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. The ice cream was delicious and totally worth the wait in line, and the city lights were so beautiful. We had a nice view of the Financial District and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

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I am pleased with these pictures because I took them all on manual, and I think they turned out pretty nice. Jonathan had a lot of fun messing around while the camera’s shutter was open and making himself look like a ghost.


02 June 2010

Lincoln Walks

I know I really need to figure out how to edit videos, but I was anxious to get these up!