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Monday, May 3, 2010

bits of my weekend- volume 10

We had another beautiful weekend in NYC. I love that spring is finally here! It's great to get outdoors and explore the city.

We headed down to the Tribeca Film Festival Family Fair. But on our way I got side tracked by the Manhattan Municipal Building. I just loved the architecture.


The Family Festival was a lot of fun. Great food, interesting people, lots of music.



I'm pretty sure this is art. Well, actually I'm not sure. It could have been an exhibit for full-body spanx.

The food was amazing. I'm a southern girl and have been craving a pork sandwich. I couldn't believe it when I saw a table selling them.


Please do not email me about the horrors of eating pork. I am well aware of them. I have even taught nutrition classes about it. I am a hypocrite. Thank you.


At $59 for 4 pork sandwiches, and 4 pink lemonades, I quickly realized this was not the same type of street fair I grew up on in Tennessee. It's a tad more pricey. Delicious. But pricey.

I was pretty happy with my choice of pork sandwiches, until I saw the tacos.

And the lobster rolls.

We also learned some valuable information at the street fair. Lily's phobia of puppets extends to the "larger than life" puppet category.

And maternal instincts were not required to make this discovery. Everyone within a few feet were well aware of Lily's phobia.

To cool off we took a walk down by the Hudson River. So beautiful.

With a view of the Statue of Liberty.


There is a great park on the river, too. The kids sat and watched the ducks for a while. Lily tells us grandpa LOVES ducks. And that he loves them so much he hangs them on the wall.

Finally back home to make homemade pizza for dinner. Lily is the expert oven watcher in the family. And I'm pleased to report that the pizzas were delicious.


I hope you had a great weekend too!

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!


34 comments:

Lindsay Dewald said...

The Tribeca Family festival was a good time, wasnt it!? My school was hosting the "hop for hope" (if you saw it :) I've missed you, yet again! have a great week!

dkzody said...

Looks like summer time with your clothes! Even in California we're still wearing our sweatshirts!

It was prom night for my weekend. Come see that and read about last weekend's big adventure.

http://dkzody.wordpress.com

Elizabeth said...

Terrific -- it's so wonderful how you take advantage of everything the city has to offer. I hope you were far away from Times Square on Saturday night!

JoBee said...

Looks like another great weekend in New York!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Yikes...that puppet kind of scares me too. I don't blame her at all!!!! I saw a clown today, so between those two things, I'm pretty sure I'm having nightmares tonight!

Annie said...

What an awesome way to spend a nice day in the city. Hubby and I took one of our engagement photos at the same place in your first two pictures of the kids. I love that area of the city. Pretty architecture.

Karenkool said...

The picture of Lily watching the pizza cook is my favorite--hahah.

amy said...

cute dress! and I love the photo of lady liberty (and the sail boat)!

Katie said...

Love those shots of the Hudson River! Can't wait to figure out my new camera!

AnnieStyle said...

to the other Annie - looks like you were the first annie to post this week =)

Love the shots - looks like you had a great time at the tribeca activites! Did you see anyone famous while there? I love a good celeb spotting...

Kelly Tirman said...

I love me a good lobster roll! Looks like you have a great weekend. BTW - Thank you for hosting "Bits of my Weekend" I am REALLY enjoying this!

Dayna said...

I have a love/hate relationship with pork. It grosses me out in theory, but I often can't resist it.

I so enjoy your photo tours of NY. I'm glad that the other Lily "introduced" us.

Brittney said...

looks like a fun weekend! I love the oven-watching picture. And I love your open kitchen shelves.

Elly said...

I'm with Lily too regarding overgrown puppets. Kind of spooky!!

snekcip said...

Love the snippets of your weekend! The price of the pork sandwiches was astounding! A good 6bucks would get you a pork sandwich/drink in my neck of the woods (I hail from TEXAS)!!! You inspire me to start my own blog! I love your BITS OF MY WEEKEND post!

Just Mom said...

Wait! Is your son actually posing for a photo!

Did much of the same this weekend as I did last weekend: nothing. I did post photos of my son's kindergarten music program though, which was held Friday.

Heidi Jo said...

yummy food! wow. we celebrated with a yummy taco bar this weekend. good stuff. love the spanx art. very cool.

Anonymous said...

You are one hot mama!! I love your dress.

Great pictures. What kind of camera do you use?

Can you please post your pizza dough and sauce recipe? I made homemade pizza from scratch for the first time yesterday and it failed to impress.

Lynda Lou

michelle from Six in the City said...

Hi Lynda Lou!
Camera info is on my sidebar in the Q & As.
I think I'll post the recipe soon! It's SO easy! :-)

avenuesmom said...

Love all the photos, they are beautiful and so is our family. We keep talking about getting a nicer camera and your blog & photos is pushing me closer to the purchase. ;)

michelle said...

What a fun life you lead and you capture it so beautifully. I esp. love the pic of Lady Liberty and the sail boat!

Stacey said...

lily and emily must meet! emily loves to watch her food cook!

i'm with lily on this puppet thing... those things were crazy looking and as for the spandex.... do you think their arms got tired in that position? mine would have.

enjoying the bits of my weekend gig.... actually gets me on our blog more than 3 times a year!! ha!

-stacey

Mrs. One Sweet World said...

OMG...The food sounds and looks delicious. Salivating over here for something delicious now. Ha! Glad you had a nice weekend. :)

momdiggity.com said...

How fun! I was in NYC two weeks ago and ate at an adorable little place in Greenwich Vllg called Pearl Oyster Bar. I had the Lobster Roll and it was AMAZING. You'll have to try it since you didn't get one at the fair:)

Amanda said...

Yes, life-sized puppets, not cute.

The pic of you - cute!

sherilee said...

I always forget how expensive NYC is! Yikes.

Always love your weekend pictures... especially love the full-body spanx! Genius. I'll take purple. Ha.

Kellee said...

my weekends are just too boring to post...after your big city weekends! i'll try next weekend. i think we are going to the circus.

Mariah said...

Am I the only one still in shock about the $59 price tag for 4 sandwiches and 4 drinks? Maybe because I'm a deep south girl lol.

cristina-c said...

just discovered your blog and it's sound so different, with humour and so far away from here.. nice too
Cristina from Italy

cristina-c.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Koproski said...

Thank you for this post. Once upon a time I lived in the City, now I live in Ohio (yawn). I am insanely jealous right now, but had a NYC weekend vicariously through you just now. So, thank you! I love your blog!
elizabeth

Slightly Southern Belle said...

My mother just moved to the city a couple of years ago and i am very jealous of her stories, as well as your pictures! This makes me so excited to visit her for christmas!

It would be amazing if you could let me know where you got your dress, in the picture of you by the hudson river, it's just lovely!

michelle from six in the city said...

Thanks for the dress compliments:-)
I bought it last year at JCrew.

Deep said...

Lovely photos. Interesting contrast in the tattooed arm chopping meat shot.

3 Peanuts said...

Love that dress!!!

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