Yup, it's finally here, the first day of school for my oldest, and after a long summer of travel, it feels great to be
back on a schedule again.
Here he is walking to the bus stop with his new L.L. Bean bag in tow with all of his school supplies. I forget what it feels like to go to the first day of school, but judging from his excitement its all good. Let's see how long that lasts before he says he hates it. This year he is in the third grade and for his school its a big deal because they move to the upstairs which is where all the big grades are. I hope this year is a much better year for us, last year was quite the struggle and I am hoping that this becomes a much more smoother one. I do not know what age it is when boys feel school is important but for us I hope its this year. We have such a bright boy that I do not know if he is bored or just lazy, maybe this year will be a good one, lets keep our fingers crossed!! My little guy does not start pre-school until next week so its just me and him this week, which should be nice. I hardly ever have alone time with my little guy so we will take full advantage of it this week!
Okay so on to our last mini vacation to NYC and New Jersey. We lucked out that the weather in NYC was not
hot and so we could walk around, but since my boys are small we stayed close to my friends apt. We took them to the restaurant Mars 2012 which they loved and onto "The Top of the Rock!" which is the top of the Rockefeller Building. This was newly renovated and very beautiful because you could see both uptown with the park and downtown. I think its much better than the Empire State Bldg.
The view of downtown.
The view of uptown and the park and if I had time I could draw a line to which building I got married in that is in front of Central Park. I chose it for its fabulous location of course. If you look right in the middle where the park begins and see a tiny red roof that's it!!
The Top of the Rock had these beautiful thick glass walls and you could clearly see for miles that day. We really lucked out with that. It also had three floors and in between one you could go into this room that had sensors with funky lights that light up behind these plastic squares that were all along the ceilings and floors.
The kids loved that.
Then we were off to stay at my close friends Ron and Hank's place for a night of relaxing and great conversation. The boys loved their roof deck and this time since my last visit there was a nice change. They replaced the old table and chairs with this wonderful outside seating from Pottery Barn which was just fantastic!!
Even Spongebob joined in on the fun on the new furniture!!
Okay now we were off to New Jersey to see my old high school friend Kathy and her husband Mike and their little guy Jackson and Chase. I didn't get many pictures there since we were very busy at the beach and the club I forgot but I did manage to get one of my little guys first dive off a diving board!!
Go Colby Go!!!
We had fun just hanging out on the beach, talking and drinking some good wine. I am overwhelmed at how Kathy keeps her house soo clean, mine seems to be a mess compared to hers, but then again her little guy is only 2 and her stepson is only there on the weekends. I am not sure how it would be if she had 2 crazy guys all the time. Her cute house looks like its out of Pottery Barn, maybe one day when the boys are older and not destroying my furniture I too can have that look again!!
Okay so this is my last week of non-work and I am going a little batty so I am looking forward to getting back into the groove and I know my clients are. It feels soo weird not to do anything for a month but in the end I know it would be good for my creativity. I was feeling soo sick of it all awhile ago that its nice to feel excited again!!
With that in mind I need a shower and get my little guy dressed for the day!! Happy new beginnings to all, those who are starting a new school year and those like me getting back into the groove again!!