Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Park

We just got back from our first outing to the park with no help! Just me and the kiddos. Jack had a great time. He took some trucks he got for Christmas to play in the sand with and ran all around and climbed on all the play equipment. It was a successful trip.

It is a little intimidating to be among seasoned New Yorkers at the park. I'm trying to figure out how it all "works" and where I fit into the picture. We apparently there is an unwritten rule that any toys in the sand box are free for all as long as no one is playing with them. Then when you're ready to leave you let the kid know who is playing with your child's toy and its no big deal. So a little boy named Marcus was playing with Jacks truck and when it was time to go I told his nanny that we were leaving and that we needed the truck back. She noticed the twins and asked how old they were. As it turns out, she had a 5 month old little boy with her and then Marcus was 2 (2 days younger than Jack). She has been looking for a play date for the 5 month old (sounds so funny to think a 5 month old needs a play date), so we swapped numbers. I told her I would be out of pocket for the next few weeks but we will get together when I return to NYC. I was excited and felt encouraged and more "in" at the park today. It's nice to be settling.

Also on another note. We get so many funny looks from people on the street when they see us coming. I guess we have an uncommon stroller for this city, I don't know. But they always look shocked, scared, sympathetic, or relieved its me and not them! Anyway, last night we were headed to the Ramey's for dinner and got one block from our apartment. We were at 90th and Central Park West when a biker came by stared, smiled, Freddy said "hi how are you doing" and then looked at me and said "that was Alec Baldwin." Alex Baldwin then went into his building. We caught the attention of Alec Baldwin! So crazy, and he lives one block from us. I was with Carmen a month or so ago, again walking up CPW and she said "did you know we just passed Jeff Daniels from Dumb and Dumber." He was with a woman, maybe his wife, walking 2 huge dogs. So you never know who you'll run into around here! Keeps things interesting!

We're enjoying the "warm" weather... its 45 degrees! Supposed to be maybe in the lower 60's tomorrow... we'll be at the park again! By the way. Jack had a few candy corns on the way to the park. On our way back up the elevator coming home he wanted out of the stroller. So I got him out. When the door opened he went out and I pushed the stroller on out then hit Jack. He was bending down picking up a candy corn off our hallway floor that he dropped on the way out. He was so excited! And of course popped it in his mouth!


Catrina said...

Are you serious?! Susan, with that kind of material...well, you're making it hard for the rest of us to blog! :)

I mean...my blog about banana bread sure doesn't hold a candle to Alec Baldwin! hehe

I'm so glad you are able to get out of the house with the kiddos! I'm praying for you! :)

Katie said...

I am glad you could get out of the house! I agree with you it is weird to be looking for a play date for a 5 month old. But if it gives you a break I would be all over that.
I am glad to hear that I am not the only one that has random peeing in their house. When the girl that was at your house when Jack peed becomes a mom will not be so shocked about the peeing after her child is 24 hours old.

Oh and I just saw this and I totally wish I had this last summer when Mason was little and I thought you might like it. It is a pop a tot. I think you can google it and it is about $50.

Hope the weather keeps being good for you guys!

Ladybug in TN said...

Thanks for letting us know who you cross paths with in NY. I would not recognize anyone so the celebs would be safe with me there.

At Rivergate when my son was about four, I was standing talking to a blonde headed lady while her two children and JM played with some toys in the store. Later, I went back to where my sister was and she said do you realize who you were speaking with for fifteen minutes? I replied no. It was Barbara Mandrell. Little did I know.

Keep us posted about the sightings and of course the real stars are your children!!!!!!!!!

christi said...

Sounds like you lead an exciting life up there in the big city! And...I'm glad to know that Charlie isn't the only one that enjoys snacks he finds on the floor!!