Friday, May 11, 2018

Links I Love {37}




Yesterday we spent the morning at the Public Gardens and they were gorgeous! Seriously if you ever come to Boston, Springtime is so pretty and it’s not too hot!

ONE // I just got this shirt from Gap and I know I'll be living in it these warmer months! It's thick enough to not need an undershirt and the sleeves are a perfect length!

TWO // We did this science experiment at preschool this week and the kids loved it!

THREE // These sandals have also been a staple for me ever since the weather has warmed up!

FOUR // If you listen to any podcast I recommend this is the one to! It's so important for everyone to listen to! 

FIVE // B has started requesting meals for dinner and Trader Joe's Orange Chicken is always at the top of his list!

Happy Friday!

Linking up with.....Friday Favorites,  High Five for Friday
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Three Things


E:
1)Said his first word a couple weeks ago! It was "Mama"! 
2)Taking his pants off himself is a new trick!
3)Loves being outside, sliding on slides, and chasing birds!


B:
1)Blanket capes are a recent trend on him!
2)He makes everything a race and always wants to win!
3)Such a great helper! I'll never put the silverware away for a long time!;)


Hubby:
1)Just got his schedule for 2nd year of residency and we will be seeing him so much more starting this summer!
2)Is two months away from being done with intern year! Hooray!
3)I've probably mentioned this a ton but he's so glad to be done with this year of residency!

Myself:
1)Excited to see most of our families this summer!
2)Got a pedicure (I haven't gotten one in at least four years!) with my sister in law a couple weeks ago and I can't stop thinking how amazing it felt and looked!
3)I'm on week 7 of the Kayla Itsines BBG workouts and it's the first workout program I've actually enjoyed doing!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Things to Do in New York City {By Area}


When my friend found out we were going to NYC she put together a list of things to see by areas of NYC. It helped out so much, I knew I needed to share this information with all of you! We weren't able to do everything on this list but it will give you a good idea of things to see and do!

We stayed three nights in New Jersey at an Airbnb and had two full days to explore and that was perfect for us and our kids!

Before we get into each area here are some things to know about this city while traveling with kids.
-The subway system is not very stroller friendly, so be prepared to carry the stroller up and down stairs.
-Bathrooms are hard to come by, unless you're at a restaurant or museum.
-Most restaurants have spot to put your stroller while you eat.
-We have always found good deals using City Passes in big cities (Boston, NYC, etc) so do your research before you go! We ended up getting the C3 Pass and it was perfect for our time there!
-There are so many playgrounds around the city! We took many breaks and to let the boys run free!


UPPER MANHATTAN

CENTRAL PARK AREA:
Museum of Natural History (Donation Based)
*Jacob’ Pickles
*Patsy’s Pizzeria
Central Park
Riverside Park
Central Park Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

UPPER WEST SIDE AREA:
Manhattan LDS Temple
*Levain Bakery (best cookies ever!)

UPPER EAST SIDE AREA:
*Barking Dog Cafe
Guggenheim
5th Ave (shopping!)


MIDTOWN

MIDTOWN EAST AREA:
Empire State Building
Chrysler Building 
Grand Central Station 
*Magnolia Bakery (banana pudding is delicious!)
New York Public Library 

TIMES SQUARE AREA:
*Black Tap-milkshake 
*Famous Original Ray’s Pizza
Top of the Rock/Rockefeller Center 
Radio City Music Hall 
St Patrick Cathedral
M&M Store

CHELSEA AREA:
Chelsea High Line (free to walk)
Chelsea Market 
*Los Tacos No. 1 -In Chelsea Market (THE BEST tacos!) 
Madison Square Garden 


LOWER MANHATTAN

FINANCIAL DISTRICT AREA:
911 Memorial & Museum
The Oculus 
Battery Park 
Statue of Liberty
Circle Line Liberty Cruise
Staten Island Ferry (free to ride)
Brooklyn Bridge (walk across!) 
LITTLE ITALY AREA:
*Lombardi’s Pizza 
*Eileen’s Cheesecake

CHINATOWN AREA:
*Eggloo (yummy ice cream treat!)
GREENWICH VILLAGE AREA:
*Cookie Do
Washington Square Park 
NYU Campus 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What's Up Wednesday {4/25/18}

Hello, Hello!!

Here's a look at April with What's Up Wednesday and of course I'm linking up with ShaySheaffer, and Mel!


What we're eating this week: Cafe Rio Burritos (YUM!), Tortellini, Chicken Divan, Waffles! ha

What I'm reminiscing about: This was my boys a year ago...insert crying emoji. I'm so glad Baby E's colicky days are over though! 


What I'm loving: Elf Lip Stain-Only $4! - The perfect amount of color and lasts most of the day!

What we've been up to: This month was a busy one! New York City and family in town made it fly by!



What I'm working on: Putting away all of my winter clothes and decluttering closets. I've become a more of a minimalist this past year and I love not having unused stuff laying around!

What I'm watching: NCIS- We're on season 9! I'm excited for Dancing with the Stars to start up next week!

What I'm reading: I'm on a reading kick right now!

This was a really cute western romance novel!


I'm only halfway through this book and I've already cried, it's really good!


What I'm listening to: I found this podcast through another blogger and it's great and motivational!




What I'm wearing: Now that my heavy sweaters are put away I've been wearing more cardigans and jackets! My jean jacket has been on repeat!

What I'm doing this weekend: We have a couple church events on Saturday and then hopefully we'll be outside without our coats on!


What I'm looking forward to next month: Finalizing our summer plans! We get to see our families this summer and I'm so excited!!

What else is new: Baby E is starting speech therapy today and I'm hopeful that it will help him get talking!

Have a happy Wednesday!!

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