Friday night Maeve's family came over for dinner. Now that they live up in Westchester we don't see them nearly as much as we used to nor nearly as much as we'd like. So it was really great to be able to spend some quality time with them catching up.
Saturday night Kevin and I got out for a grown-ups evening to celebrate our friend Tom's birthday at a German beer hall in Midtown.
Sunday night our friend Brian was in town for business. He and his wife Melissa were our friends out in the Bay Area but they have since moved down to Southern California so we don't get to see them even when we're back home. So it was great to be able to at least see Brian and hear how things are going for them in their new home. And he appreciated a home-cooked dinner in the middle of a long work trip.
In between our socializing we made it out of the apartment with the kids to enjoy what's left of the snow from last weekend's blizzard. The kids scootered through Central Park on Saturday and on Sunday we again walked through the park, this time on our way to the new Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum on the Upper East Side.
It was a two-for-one in that the museum is housed in the old Carnegie mansion, so we got to see the inside of a gorgeous, old mansion as we were enjoying the exhibits on display. The exhibits were focused on all kinds of design - textile, furniture, building. Right now there's a very interactive Pixar exhibit that the kids loved.