Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Keeping Warm with Friends

A quick (and late) update on our weekend.

We've had our very good friends Cristy and Mike here visiting for a brief stop on their way to Sri Lanka!  So jealous...

They didn't arrive until Sunday so we had a somewhat lazy Saturday (for us).  In addition to soccer,

Holden worked on a project due this week on the 100th day of school.

Ella sold Rainbow Loom bracelets in our lobby to raise money for local hospitals (completely her idea).

And we made a speedy trip across the park to The Met to check out the Asian Art section.

The security guard did not like Holden sitting on the ancient statue.  Go figure.

The plan was to hit a Spanish language tour for kids but Holden's been fighting a cold and he just couldn't last that long.  

So we headed home and the kids made use of our back yard while we waited for the babysitter to arrive.

Some old friends of Kevin's whom he hadn't seen in about ten years were in the city for the night from suburban Philadelphia.  We met Ken and Marie for drinks at our favorite speakeasy and then tapas for dinner. 
Once Cristy and Mike arrived on Sunday we headed over to Central Park for some icy sledding.  Let me just tell you, I was scared to death watching the kids FLY down those slopes.  The ice obviously makes for some fast sledding.


And a video - 

Once all fingers and toes were numb and the kids were all bruised up, we bee lined for a local favorite Irish pub to get some warmth from the inside out.

(Note the man in the top hat outside, smoking a cigar.  He's a neighborhood fixture and I have no idea why he dresses as though he's from 18th century England everyday.)

Cristy and Mike's visit was too short but it was so nice to catch up with them.  They are currently on a 14 1/2 hour flight!  I can't wait to hear all about their amazing adventures in Sri Lanka and am so jealous that it will be in the 80s and humid there.


Now off to celebrate Kevin's birthday today!

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