Saturday, July 24, 2010

To All Of The Great Big Sisters Out There!


Lately I have been thinking a lot about my oldest daughter. I guess the reason why is not only because she is growing a lot and becoming more of a little lady everyday but also because she is so independent and helpful. I see her and I am so proud of the person she is becoming. I see traits in her that I am positive I never had at her age and I can’t help but wonder if it’s because she is the oldest. I was the baby of our family and saw life from a completely different angle.

She ran into the room when her baby sister was crying and picked her up and told me that her sister wanted to play with her. She took her with her, but as she turned the huge dog bumped into her knocking her down with her sister in her arms. Now, I saw her, she got so scared. But, instead of letting go of her sister to put her arms down to break her own fall, she took the fall and wrapped herself around her sister so that the stroller that was right in front of them would not hit her baby sister but her. The poor thing ended up with a bruise on her arm and another on her leg and bum. After the incident she cried because she was so scared something had happened to her sister. The baby wasn’t even aware that something had gone wrong. 

My oldest daughter is so kind hearted and such a mini-mommy. I see the love she has for her family. It must not be easy being her. After 6 yrs of being an only child we tell her that she is having a baby sister. My mother-in-law then told me something I will never forget. She said, “Can you imagine your husband coming up to you and telling you that he loves you so much that he decided to have another wife to keep you company.”
I would be beside myself! Now our second child, she is young and wants to touch and experience everything. She doesn’t care what belongs to whom and gets into everything. Well this enrages my oldest yet she is always there for her helping her reach things, teaching her stuff, and even calming her before bedtime. Now our middle daughter is learning to be a good older sister as well, learning by example from her older sister.

To all of you loving, caring, giving, selfless, truth-telling older sisters, I take my hat off to you! I can tell you that without our oldest child we would not be complete!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Taking A Bite Out Of The Big Apple!

 I rarely have the time to stop and smell the roses with the girls and all. Here in NYC though there is just an abundance of things that just catch your eye no matter what!  I just had to take photos and share with you all. After all, it is part of my NYC adventures!
Legoland has a new flagship store at Rockefeller Center and outside their store they built huge apples out of Legos.

It caught my attention because my middle child asked me if that was the “Big apple we were gonna take a bite of?"  Dumbfounded by this question I asked, “what?” 
“Yeah,” she said, “you said we were moving here because daddy wanted to take a bite out of the Big Apple!!” I laughed so hard I almost fell over!

Belvedere Castle in Central Park. Built in the highest natural point in NYC.

We met up with some friends to relax in the shade on a super hot day. We enjoyed some cold wine and champagne. It was super-nice to have some adult time, since I had began to speak baby-talk to my husband. I think they enjoyed playing with my kids too. 

Around the corner from our apt. there is a park called Carl Schurz Park. What makes this park interesting is that it’s not only the home of Gracie Mansion (official home of the mayor of New York) but it has amazing views of the East River.  

We took the girls to Central Park but at a different end of the park. In the middle of the park there was ballerina. At first we thought she was a statue but it was a real person fully painted and in a tutu!

Of course my middle daughter went nuts because she loves everything ballet! My life is definitely full of chaos, tears, and dirty diapers, but it is wonderful to explore the marvels of New York City with my kids!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Jewerly Giveaway!

I stumbled upon this awesome blog called Fried Pink Tomatoe. Its doing a giveaway! I fell in love with this jewelry and hope to win! If not I will have to buy one because the necklace's are just darling!!
You should enter! Just click on the following link.
The photo above is a picture of one of my favorite necklace's.  The first link will take you to the actual store!