It's no surprise around here that weekends are usually jam packed with some sort of adventure for us. This weekend was no different. The more we do with the kids the more I appreciate that we live in an area where we can be in Philly in an hour and a half and NYC in 25 mins.
To be honest with you, I don't think I've personal appreciated this until many of my blogging friends made comments about how visiting one of these cities were on their bucket list or they wish they had the chance to visit NYC, etc. It got me thinking, we really do need to make more of an effort and take advantage of this "luxury". We're going to try and work in some more day trips here and there and find new adventures to go on.
Ok, enough about all of that let's get into the weekend fun.
Friday was our typical homemade pizza night followed buy a movie, A's flavor of the week has been Toy Story and I kind of love that he's been into it. It's one of my favorites and will always be a classic for me. We usually try to stick to watching the original and the second because the third gives me all kinds of feels and makes me sad. A has to have his Toy Story friends lined up watching the movie with him which is just the cutest little thing.
Saturday we were headed down to the Adventure Aquarium and woke up to a dreary rain day. We knew that because of the weather it was probably going to be really crowded. It was. But like any other crowd encounter we always make it work.
The nuggets had such a great time seeing all of the fish and interacting with their different attractions. It was so cute to see little nugget saying hi and bye to every fish he saw. No seriously, ever fish. We realized the last time we were at the aquarium he was 3 months old. Boy does time go by so fast. My sister also came with us and any time the boys get in some aunt Faith time it's the best time.
Can I just tell you how hard it was for me to take pictures in low light. I try to avoid using my flash at all costs because I personally hate the way pictures with a flash come out. But, when you have kids (or fish) that won't sit still and someone (me) who still is trying to figure out all this camera stuff, the result is less than appealing. I really need to find a local photographer to shadow and help a mama out.
After the aquarium my sister and I went shopping and I did find a dress for my friends wedding. It's the color and length I was hoping for so I'm happy about that.
Sunday we headed into the city for the NY auto show. My husband has been going ever since he was little and I know he really enjoys going. We were a little unsure with how the nuggets were going to act but overall they were really good.
We decided to make a game out of it for A and any car that he found that was either blue or red he could pick a sticker and put it on his paper. This helped to keep his attention and also helped him practice his colors. Their shoes didn't stand a chance at staying on so barefoot in the stoller it was for them.
After spending a few hours at the car show we headed out to enjoy the rest of the day. We were so happy to see the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market was open. The last two years we went it wasn't open. We enjoy going to flea markets and estate sales and finding unique pieces and deals. We also love watching flea market flip and hope to make a visit to the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market one of these days.
After walking around for a bit we decided to grab brunch, because brunch is always a good idea. I wasn't in love with my dish. It looks like a breakfast pizza but it wasn't. It was a chick pea tortilla that just didn't really have much flavor to it. It wasn't horrible but I've had way better brunch dishes. I guess you can't win them all. The french toast though, well that was delicious!
After brunch we stopped by a park for the nuggets to play. They quickly made some new friends and of course said can we stay for 5 more minutes about 10 times before we had to cut them off and head back home.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm linking up with Biana today for some weekending fun.