May 11, 2008

Saturday in the City

Yesterday we spent the day in our favorite place...The City. We love to just go out and wander the city. We didn't get out until later than planned but still made it down to the galleries in Chelsea for about and hour an a half before they closed. Our favorite exhibit was the first one we stepped into at the Gagosian Gallery, 555 W 24th St. The show is from Robert Therrien and I loved it! It was so fun.

We felt like it was our opportunity to look at things from Isabella's perspective. I wasn't allowed to take photographs but the exhibit was much better that the photo above. We walked into this room with HUGE card tables and folding chairs that we could easily walk under. It is something to experience. Absolutely loved it!

The show just opened on May 9th and goes until June 14th.

Milking It

Last Thursday I went with my friend, Ashley, to the Greenmarket at Columbia (our closest farmers market). Ashley had been telling me all the wonderful things about organic milk. She had started buying Ronnybrook's milk from the market. I decided to give it a try. It is quite pricey, but I have all sorts of reasons for wanting to try least once.
1--Buying local is ideal.
2--The glass jugs are returned and reused=no waste.
3--I swear it tastes better out of a glass jug--it is chilled so perfectly.
5--Family history--My Grandpa Larsen owned and operated a dairy.
6--Their chocolate milk is the best I've ever had. It is amazing!
7--I'm buying directly from the dairy so there are no distributors or excessive use of fuel. And the dairy gets all the money. I like supporting that.
8--It is organic and about the same cost as buying organic milk in the grocery stores (if you return the milk jugs @ $1/each).
9--The milk I buy in NYC is sometimes bad within two days. I don't think the stores keep it chilled properly.

May 5, 2008

Lovely, Lovely

This weekend was lovely, lovely. Although I was very busy with birthday parties for cute kids we managed to get some good stuff in too. My good friend Sarah helped with my party Saturday afternoon down in Battery Park City and then afterward we walked along the river and met up with Brian and Isabella. (Sarah is always so wonderful to talk to and I always want to be a little better when I'm around her.) Then we happened upon a street fair and ran into some of my other favorite people, Angela and James.

On Sunday Brian taught Sunday School and I taught the little Sunbeams while Isabella stayed in nursery without crying. (Yeah! Thanks Beth & Marci!) After church we went to Beth's house for a lovely dinner. We loved hanging out with such awesome people and laughing about silly things (like Arrested Development).

Then last night my iChat "rang" and it was my lovely, adorable niece, Emma. She was "calling" from my mom's laptop in California. Two brothers and their families were playing a Sunday afternoon game at my mom's house. (I miss that tradition terribly. We would all just lounge, laugh and play a game on my mom's living room floor after a lovely Sunday dinner.) Below are some photos of Emma...playing with Photo booth (artsy, don't you think?). I miss my family...

And I can't wait until my mom comes to visit on May 20th for a week and a half (the only time she came to visit was when the baby was born, and I couldn't really show her around then). I'm putting together some of the best of New York stuff to show my mom. So if you have any wonderful suggestions of hidden gems in or near the City please share!

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