Thursday, June 28, 2012

Count your blessings

Today as we sat down for a healthy NY pizza dinner, we opened the box and Lydia snatched the little round thing that keeps the box from smashing the pizza. Adam then asked her if she'd say the prayer.

"Heh Fah, Bess da foo, Bess mine yi table I got from on top of the pizza, name Jesus Christ, Amen."

I'm sure glad she's got her priorities straight.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Adventures in Homeownership, 1 of many

On our first day in our new house, I heard Adam say (on separate occasions and relating to separate things)

"Just waiting for the smoke to clear."
"Uh-oh, big problem, dangerous problem, don't come down here. Sparks! Ouch!"

This should be fun.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lydia shares

Back before we moved, Lydia wanted to share some toys with Baby Rafe.
She did a pretty good job.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lydia in NYC

Lydia has been a little trooper with all the changes we have thrown her way the past few months. She's still pretty cheery (as long as she's been fed and had some good sleep recently). She loves Baby Rafe (but doesn't talk to him - she asks me to tell him things), loves that she is a "Big Sister," loves our new house, and loves the subway (despite the fact that we all nearly died the first time I brought her along. Note to self: Lydia  will not even consider stepping over that gap). Recently she has been loving her baby doll and enjoying making meals with her play food. She has also started to refer to herself as I and me (instead of exclusively using the second person), which is cute and fun and exciting but really sad too. She hates getting her hair done, and when Mom helps her do anything. Our apartment in New York is particularly exciting for her because she can: open the front door, open the fridge, play with the knobs on the stove, lock her door, turn on and off the lights, and get the intercom cord around her neck (I'm sure I'm forgetting something). We clearly love that she can do all these things... Happy half-birthday Lyds (last week)!

Friday, June 15, 2012

An unedited, very long video...

...showing less than exemplary parenting, a not completely cooperative toddler and featuring Baby Rafe "talking" in the background.

Lydia brought "Go, Dog, Go" to Adam the night before this video and proceeded to "read" it almost word for word all the way through. This night she wasn't quite as willing, but it's still cute. Grandmothers might be the only ones who enjoy this video.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Anniversary Walk on the High Line


Still happily married after 4 years, 2 kids, 3 cities, 5 apartments, 2 schools, 2.95 degrees, etc. 

We had fancy plans, but it looked like it was going to rain so we came home, watched Thor, and got some soul food from "Charles' Pan-Fried Chicken" about 2 blocks up. A Hole-in-the-wall is an accurate way to describe the restaurant, but the Times thinks it's the best fried chicken in the city. It was oh, so tasty (if not strictly healthy) and I keep thinking about their banana pudding. I think we'll make it a tradition to do something a little whacky on our anniversary.
1st - "See How They Run" at the Empress Theatre in Magna, Utah. So low-budge and out in the middle of nowhere, but it was so, so fun.
2nd - Kismat Indian Restaurant in NYC - the food was fantastic, and since we hadn't yet realized that New Yorkers eat late, we had the place to ourselves. Lydia was 6 months and didn't make eating easy, but the manager or owner or host or something took a liking to her and carried her around saying "hi" to all the waiters. She was not particularly amused. 
3rd - We don't really remember. We probably got Aver's pizza and ate it at home (in Bloomington) then watched some Netflix. Obviously we didn't do anything strange for this one.
4th - The High Line, Thor, and Charles' Country Pan-Fried Chicken, mmmm-mmmmm-good.

He's such a baby

Baby Rafe discovered his toes today. Infinite likes.