Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer is flying by already!

Wow! Am I actually sitting down trying to post? It seems that since the 4th of July we have been going non-stop! If I even had the time to sit down at my computer it wouldn't matter anyway because we have been having tons of some really annoying software problems. But that's boring! On to other things!
July is a super, super busy month for us! My husbands birthday, our 11th wedding anniversary and my biggest little guy turned nine on Tuesday...nine...I can't believe that I have a nine-year-old!
For our anniversary there is only one place we always go and that is Manhattan! Actually Brooklyn first to a great Thai restaurant called "Sea".

If you love Thai food and live in NY...GO!!!!! Great atmosphere and was used in a "Sex in the City" episode!

After dinner drove into the city and went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. When my husband and I worked in the city BC (before children), we used to go to the rooftop garden on Friday nights. The views of Manhattan and Central Park are breathtaking. Plus, there is always a sculpture exhibit from the Department of Modern Art. Even better....Martini bar!

Our last stop is always to Cafe Lalo for desert...a great little European Cafe!

About 15 years ago a friend of ours brought us here and we never leave the city without stopping for desert. If you've ever seen "You've Got Mail" with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, it's where they filmed the scene that they met for the first time. The trees that line the sidewalk on the outside are completely covered in little yellow neat!!!!

We also went into the city last week with the boys. We've been wanting to do this with them for a while now and the last time we were in, just missed it. If you are ever visiting Manhattan and want to do something really fun try going on The Beast!
A 30 minute speed boat ride to downtown Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero. Be prepared to get a little wet but such a blast!!!!
After The Beast we went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art (yes, twice in one week) where they had this exhibit...

Lots of fun! We got to see actual superhero costumes from the actual movies. Including Ironman, Superman, Wonder Woman and much more. After that the boys wanted to see some Knights and swords and typical boy things. I, on the other hand, went to the European Decorative Arts collection where I love to look at the furniture. Especially anything belonging to Marie Antoinette!
Now for some blogging news!I received this one from my friend Jenny at Fated Follies Studios. It is called the Arte y Pico award. It's is Spanish and I'm not exactly sure what it means, but I believe its about recognizing your 5 most favorite and inspiring crafty blogs. I want to acknowledge some old and new favorites.

1. Sarah~Vintage Lily....I love Sarah....Such a sweetheart and somehow she reminds me alot of myself!

2. Suzanne~Pink Roses...I love that Suzanne posts just about everyday and as a mother, love her stories about her relationships with her teenage children!

And some recently discovered blogs that I am lovin'...

3. Alice~Romantic Thoughts...Her blog is so "romantic" and soothing and besides, she is a fellow New Yorker!

4. Crystal~Vintage by Crystal...You just have to see her blog for yourself to see how talented she is!

5. Andrea~Vintage Paper Bella...Andrea's loves Shabby Chic so how can you not love her pretty blog!!??

Okay you have to forward the award onto 5 more and so on and so on....

Phew...This post has taken me forever to finish. As I am writing my computer keeps shutting down. So frustrating! But the kiddos are up and so is my time!

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Alice W. said...

Manhattan is my favorite place in the whole world...I would live there if I could afford! Ahh...maybe one day! Sounds like you had a really great time! Love the photos of the Marie Antoinette sofa and pillow! Must go see that next time I am there!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the new award! I feel so honored! I will add you to my blogroll and hopefully get to visit often!

cindy said...

Wow! Manhattan looks so cool. Thanks for the "mini" tour. Been wondering where you were. Glad you are back, but hate to hear bout the puter problems. Hope it will get better.

Congrats on the award too! Well deserved.

Kasey said...

those are lovely blogs!
what great pics also.

Sarah said...

Looks like fun day. That restaraunt Sea looks wonderful. Happy Anniversary. Thanks for the bloggy award! And yes....summer IS crazy.
vintage Lily

Dream With the Fishes said...

You were in my neighborhood! (Sea on N. 6th St). Love your blog. Have been visiting for awhile and am delighted every time!