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Monday, April 26, 2010

bits of my weekend- volume 9

While it's true there is ALWAYS something to do in New York City, I've found that even the simplest tasks can become an adventure. What started as a simple errand to pick out Jackson some new clothes ended up being a lovely day.

Subway rides can be boring for kids. And I can only play 20 questions with Lily for so long before I start losing my mind. Thank goodness for the iPhone. As a side benefit Lily is becoming a master Checker player. Can you get a college scholarship for being really good at checkers? If so, I'm going to keep pushing this.



Once we got off the subway, we ran into a Sikh rally or parade. While I couldn't understand anything they were yelling through their microphones, I was drawn to their colorful turbans. Unfortunately, Lily was so confused that she thought we had stepped off the island of Manhattan and landed in another country.



After walking a few more blocks, we looked up and saw The Empire State Building.



A quick snack at Herald Square. It's at Broadway and 34th street. So charming with their little tables and green chairs.





Later on we headed over the the West Village to try the famous Milk & Cookies Bakery. Love the West Village! Full of great places to shop and eat.



You can also order their cookies on line. Delicious!



This weekend my son Bo turned 15! Happy Birthday Bo. When he woke up he found this taped to his door. He liked it, but then requested that I make SURE to take it down before his friends came over. Ahh...to be 15 again.



So what about you? What did you do this weekend?

Add your linky here. But, please link directly to your post that is about what you did over the weekend. It's great if you title it "Bits of My Weekend." But you don't have to.

If you merely link to your blog and a random post that has nothing to do with your weekend, I'm afraid I'm going to have to be mean and delete your link. Gasp! Please don't make me do that. But please share your weekend!

26 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That poster is awesome and a great idea -- hope you don't mind if I steal it --

amy said...

I started "bits of my weekend" today. thanks for the idea...

Katie said...

My blog automatically pops up in the that little window, so I think I've been linking it wrong! Sorry! I fixed it this week! Could Lily teach me how to dress? I mean...

apsarawarrior said...

what a great poster idea -- i wonder what one could do with canadian candy bars? always enjoying your posts!

takeitfromme said...

Hello to the first Annie who left her link :)

I started my Bits of my Weekend as well too. Awesome idea!

Just Mom said...

Never a dull moment with you, is there Michelle. ;-D I've got to say, I'm really enjoying your New York adventures.

Happy Birthday, Bo!

Kelly Tirman said...

Thanks for your beautiful post. Those cookies look really YUMMY!

diana said...

i, too, posted 'bits of my weekend' for the first time. great idea.

i love the colors of the turbans, too. and LOVE your sign to your son. very cute.

JoBee said...

I've jumped on the 'bits of my weekend' bandwagon too. I stumbled upon your blog weekend and I LOVE it!

Dayna said...

Hi, Michelle! Oh, how I miss baked goods from America.

What a fun sign you made for your son's birthday!

I've changed my blog, so the link is different. I just wanted to make sure you knew that I'm the same Dayna at a different location.

Thanks for another fun read!

Heidi Jo said...

loved the goober poster. i think deep down we're all a little nutty. but covered in chocolate it's all good.

notoriousmle.com said...

Love the Sikh turbans.

3 Peanuts said...

Looks like another fun weekend in the city. Love the poster you made for BO!

sherilee said...

Wonderful color in those turbans, but I can understand why Lily thought you'd all landed in a different country! And I love that milk and cookies bakery idea... yum!

Love to see your weekend participants growing!

Amanda said...

Love the poster for your son! Very creative!
I somehow managed to post my "Bits of Weekend" on both "Weekend" posts... oops!

BTW, we did receive the cherry blossom wall decal a week or so ago, thank you so much!

michelle said...

Feels like you are on a super long vacation or living in a foreign country. :)

Was that a snickerdoodle I saw?...a franzenfam favorite!

Mrs. One Sweet World said...
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Mrs. One Sweet World said...

The Poster with all that delicious candy Rocks! You should get the Mother of the Year AWARD! ;)

Stacey Rogers said...

ok - here we go on the 'bits of my weekend' fun. please delete me if i mess it up!!!!

reading stories of lily is our emily's favorite.

-stacey

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I'm so excited to start doing bits of my weekend posts. Thanks for starting me onto it! And now I also need to get checkers for my phone. It will be a good diversion from scrabble :)

Lisa said...

Yaaay I did my first Mr. Linky thingy! Hope it works because doing a weekend post about cleaning your copper in the garden is really reaching! Suffering a bit from blogers block.
Lilly is styling and your son is absolutely adorable! You make NYC look so neat!
Lisa

And Lily Makes Three said...

I love, love, LOVE your blog! I hopped over here from 3 Peanuts. Love your sense of adventure (moving to NYC with 3 kids)...love your sense of design...love your sense of humor. I really enjoyed reading and went all the way back to the beginning (well, I skipped a few posts). Can't wait to read more about your adventures!

Carol Piles said...

I am SO BUMMED I did not know about the Milk & Cookies bakery! ARGH!! I guess I'll just have to go back to the city very soon! We loved Peep. Had so much fun!

snekcip said...

Bloghopping from 3peanuts and just love your blog!! That poster idea was just the cutest idea!! LOVE THE BLOGTITLE!!!

allthingsjuice said...

I've never heard of a checkers scholarship, but I have heard of a CHESS scholarship. So you may want to nudge her in that direction... ;)

Tammy Molnar said...

wow that poster is amazingly creative! love it!!

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