We woke up to rain.
Lots and lots of rain.
But we went out anyway. Because when you have travelled from Idaho to New York with a 10 month old, rain doesn’t scare you. Well, me at least.
[she’s been holding her legs out like this every time she’s in the stroller. it’s hilarious. She’s also been imitating things she hears and then repeats them over and over. And it always sounds like high-pitched grunts. Over and over. Love it.]
We walked and walked and walked. So much walking we did today. To get to Central Park, we have to walk by amazing apartments like this:
The door was open on one of them — inside was a mom (totally fashion) holding a toddler while the dad was walking out behind a very adorably dressed 4 year old girl and 6 year old boy. Just for a few hours, I wanna live that life. After a few hours, I’d be done, but I wanna know what it’s like just for a bit.
Finally, we made it to the park.
We hung out.
A girl enters the scene, screaming for help. She seems to have found a small child.
An incredibly cute, adorable, gorgeous, well-behaved child at that.
Left completely unattended.
She takes the baby, who looks to be well taken care of, and runs for help.
The dad with 2 daughters ignores her….
That’s as far as we got with my Law and Order scene shot via Nikon d200 under one of a few murder bridges.
But then we posed for real photos.
Central Park is really cool. It’s a little freaky, but cool.
According to Pat, this would be a really good place to “dump” someone. I’m sure he means dump as in break up…
A crazy man in a hooded sweatshirt enters the scene. He has wild in his eyes.
The pond was cool, too.
Being the creepster I am, I took a picture of this mama and son wearing matching cowboy boots.
We got stood up by Hazel and Phinneus and Suri and Apple today at the park…
Psh. WHo needs celebrity friends anyway?
We walked through the park and then exited near the Museum of Natural History and walked a bit to find something to eat.
There were lots of adorable shops.
We found a coffee shop and had breakfast.
Then we walked to the Museum of Natural History.
We were all excited.
We went in and were happily surprised to see a parade.
As well as a dinosaur.
We bought our tickets and went inside.
Here are a few things we saw:
Hey, John, fish with these…
Then we went to see the dinosaurs. Ohhhh, Jamie would have loved it.
Check this out…
Can you imagine this thing coming at you?!
And now think about a galloping alligator. Not cool.
Gigantic turtles? Standard in the time of the dinos.
She loved the dinosaurs…
…especially the mama/baby dino.
Then we left. We were there for 2 1/2 hours. It was so awesome.
I’m not sure I believe that.
We walked down the street where we saw a few soldiers.
We walked to Lincoln Center and saw a mini farmer’s market.
Yep, the rain cleared up and it was gorgeous.
Okay, let’s take a break for a second. Take a breath because you might not believe me when I say that we actually saw the mariachi band guy (ya know, the one I showed you yesterday on the subway) at Columbus Circle.
I swear to you.
Anyway, we walked to Columbus Circle and got a waffle.
Holy crap, these waffles are ridiculous. The guy beat Bobby Flay in a waffle throw down, and Anderson Cooper eats them. I love AC.
Thank goodness Charlotte was asleep, because we didn’t want to share.
Clearly, I was excited about the waffle drizzled with dulce de leche. You would be too.
We went inside and walked around a bit.
Looked at some super swanky restaurants.
After an hour or so, we walked down a ways and ate lunch at a cuban restaurant.
Then we walked. Don’t worry about all the delicious food we ate, we walked off those calories like a couple of super fit New Yorkers.
We walked around forever and at about 7:00, we walked to Eatily.
So many awesome things, I can’t even tell you.
Here you go, Danny and Andy. Eat your baby sheep.
Then we took a taxi back to Pat’s. I changed Charlotte, put on sweats, then ordered pizza from the place right below Pat. Plus a side of meatballs. It was really…really….good.
We ate it, then ate our Eatily desserts. Then I fed Charlotte and put her to bed. Tonight, we’re just gonna hang out and watch tv. Tomorrow? Church at St. Patrick’s, brunch at Les Halles, the Brooklyn Bridge and maybe Little Italy.