After dropping Sadie off at preschool, Colton and I took a more scenic route home along the East River. He napped and then woke up one happy little guy. We stopped and sat at the bench where Brett proposed to me and just hung out for a while before heading home. It was a gorgeous day! I sure love this city and realized today as I sat on our bench, just how many blessings have come from NYC.
This afternoon we spent a few hours at the park playing with Sadie's friend Madeleine, brother Ewan and gaga (her grandma). With so many friends that come and go in the city, it is fun to be able to watch the relationships develop with the longer-term city friends. These two girls are just too cute and sure have grown up so much! They greet each other with a huge hug and kiss. Seriously, how are they old enough to have scooter races? Shouldn't they just be toddling around the park? Madeleine informed me today that her favorite food is Chicken Tikki Masala with rice. They are cultured city girls. I don't think I knew what Tikki Masala was until, well, recently.
On a completely unrelated note: Colton is generally a solid 10-11 hour sleeper. But the past few nights he has woken up multiple times throughout the night fussing. When I go in to check on him (in his temporary make-shift bedroom - the master bathroom), he is up on all fours rocking back and forth trying to figure out how to crawl all the while fussing with his eyes completely closed. I try to put in his paci and let him get back to sleep on his own, but I've found that unless I position him back on his side, he gets back up on hands and knees. I must admit I am cranky when he wakes me up in the middle of the night (and completely exhausted by morning) but I smile every time I see it because it is so cute. I am excited for him to finally get his crawl on so he can sleep better, but then again, he'll be in to everything!
Another unrelated story: Tonight for dinner we had build-your-own Southwest salads with cheese crisps. Brett said, "This meal takes me south of the border! Sadie, where does it take you?" to which she responded, "Salty butter!" She was totally serious and proud of herself thinking she was copying what daddy said. I was a bit confused until I realized that when you don't know what "south of the border" is it can sound a bit like salty butter, something she actually knows! I love her!