Monday, April 26, 2010

Funny Hat

Norah found this 'funny hat' (as she called it) at Grandma and Poppy's house, and wore it about 80% of the time we were there.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Easter 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Norah's city!

A couple of weeks ago we had the chance to go back to New York City. Nathan was participating in NYCEMF again this year, which also happened to coincide with his spring break, so Norah and I tagged along for a fun week in our favorite city.

(I have to make a disclaimer here that the photos in this post don't really do the trip justice. Nathan had the camera with him the first few days at the festival, and the rainy weather made it tricky to pull out the camera for much of the rest.)

As we flew into New York I said to Norah, "This is your city! You were born here! This is Norah's city!" And for the rest of the day whenever I asked her where we were she would say, "Norah's city." She was very excited to ride in a taxi and on the buses and subways, it was such an anomaly to her. Little did she realize that that was just the norm for the first year of her life. She loved it so much I felt a little bad that we'd taken her away from it all.

We didn't feel too much pressure to get out and 'do' a ton, our main objectives were really just to see friends and eat ourselves silly. We were successful at both.

We did manage to get to the Museum of Natural History. Last March we took Norah there for the first time. I remember thinking that in a year she'd really think it was amazing. Of course then we didn't know we wouldn't be living in New York this year, so I was glad to still get the opportunity to take her. And just as I suspected, she thought it was amazing. It was especially fun to be able to go with friends Nikki and Cam, and Norah's little buddy, John.

Of course it was accompanied by a visit (maybe the second one this trip) to the Shake Shack!

(Dear Danny Meyer, please open a Shake Shack in L.A.! Love, the Bowens.)

We had a great time walking around our beloved city, and getting to visit with many dear friends. Thanks again to everyone who re-arranged schedules (and their kids' schedules), trudged out in the rain, or stayed-up late despite early work mornings to spend time with us/play Beatles Rock Band with us. We LOVED getting to see you all, and miss you all over.