Our new neighborhood is amazing. We absolutely love it. We live further south than we have lived in the past. It is a whole new neighborhood. There are lots of dogs that the kids love petting. It takes twice as long to get anywhere because we stop and pet every dog that we can. The kids are loving it. That is what Henry said first about our neighborhood, "there are lots of dogs!". We have gone to Central Park every day and whenever we get home the kids have to bathe, they play so hard. We've been to Trader Joe's twice in the last few days we have been here. We can walk there, and it's amazing. And we got some Zabar's chocolate babka we have heard so much about. Our neighborhood is awesome!
|The kids are really happy to be back. At the end of our first day Cosette said, "this is the best day".|
|Trader Joe's for the win.|
|My favorite picture of my boys. They finally are showing affection for each other. It has taken over two years for them to hug each other on their own. All I have to say is that it is about time.|
|Tree climbing in out "back yard".|
|Rocking out on our drive up to the city.|
It is great to be back, and weird. Lots of our friends have moved away, and the ones who are still here are on vacation. All three kids are using their scooters. I haven't had to use a stroller that much. I have never lived here with out a baby. I'm in a totally different phase of life here than I have before.
New York, you have not shaken us yet and won't for at least a year. No, we are putting down roots for now. It's good to be back in the city where we have learned to be parents, gone to school, and done a lot of growing up. We have come a long way since our student days. The thing that remains the same is we love NYC.