Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Friends Forever (And Ever, And Ever...)

What a fun and full week with friends.


First, the kids wrapped up their summer camps.  Holden loved his urban tennis-on-the-roof-of-a-tall-building camp.  As you can see, in addition to tennis there were many water gun fights to beat the heat.  He says tennis is now his favorite sport, much to Kevin's delight.


And Ella and Francesca ended their Broadway Bound Kids camp with a blow out cabaret musical.  Francesca's parents and sister made it out for the show.  Ella was Mary Poppins and Francesca was the donkey from Shrek. 


I was even able to sneak away during the week a couple times with friends for lunches and to check out the new Whitney Museum (gorgeous!).

Our good friends from Washington DC also arrived on Thursday so they were treated to the "Broadway Show" as well.  We ate and played way too much with Stephanie and Jonathan and their two adorable mini-me's, Bree and Aidan. 


On Sunday we ended two and a half weeks of non-stop guests and friends with something very rare for us: a day where we never left the apartment.  Pajamas all day.  Lots of quiet reading time.  I even took an afternoon nap.  Not sure that's ever happened unless one of us was sick.  We all really needed the day to recharge.

But come Monday we were back to our old selves: overscheduled and loving it.  We joined our buddies Maeve's Family down at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum for some fun on an aircraft carrier and then made our way all the way back uptown to their apartment for a late night of pizza and wine. 


We were even treated to an entire subway train car to ourselves on the late ride home. 


We're all really looking forward to leaving the urban jungle this week and landing in sunny California for some poolside fun with one set of grandparents and some lakeside camping with the other grandma.  If you don't hear from us for a couple weeks, just imagine us happy and tan and well fed.  I'll post photographic evidence when we return!

Happy summer, people!

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