2.01.2012

PAPAYA TO THE RESCUE


the cure for cabin fever--it turns out--is sauerkraut.

we enjoyed a wonderfully slow start to our day today. huck is still on west coast time and we didn't roll out of bed till 10:30. not baaaaad. then we watched cartoons in our jams and diapers and ate our oatmeal so slowly it turned cold before we could finish. we read books and played on the floor and took silly pictures while huck talked all about everything there was to talk about in the whole entire world. the boy has THINGS to SAY.


huck's new thing is pausing thoughtfully before speaking to say, "uhhhhmmmmmm" and then launching into this awesome monologue composed entirely of nonsense, after which he waits for a response, so i'll say, "oh really?" and then he continues, all while nodding his head quite emphatically. oh my heart.

he also gives fantastically aggressive kisses.



suddenly it was well past afternoon and the sun was setting and we had missed it. the whole day! and as much as i like holing in all day with my short sidekick, well, i started to feel twitchy. i started to side-eye the walls--were they closing in on me? the brando came home from work and i was feeling it all the way to the ends of my hair. it was time to go somewhere. anywhere! i seized the opportunity and suggested grays papaya. basically it could be raining frogs but if i suggest grays papaya brandon's face will light up like it's christmas morning.






we ate our franks at verdi square with all the rats--seriously, we saw four. question for the universe: why is it that rats on the sidewalk are disgusting, but rats in the grass by the trees are somehow sort of cute and i kind of want to share my hot dog with them?

huck decided it was a nice time to take a very belated afternoon nap in the stroller, and thus our night became an unexpectedly romantic date for two. kissy kissy! we decided to share a crepe at the new crepe place on columbus avenue for dessert. chocolate, you know, date food. (he crepe was delicious, but way too crispy. back me up on this, crispy crepes are just wrong.







(little miss red hoodie and i ordered the same thing, except she asked for coconut on top. outdone by a ten-year-old!)



NOT RELATED TERRIBLY MUCH: while brandon was finishing our crepe i started absentmindedly stroking my eyelashes, and then he said, "oh! i forgot you were wearing those!" 

see??? 

well.
now you are all caught up.

35 comments :

  1. I just have to say, I love your blog! It's my first time visiting and someone sent me this way because my husband and I are moving to Chicago and I am just lost at how to do the big city deal with a baby. But, I just HAD to say something because I have a baby named Henry, too! Henry Huckleberry!!! I was laughing when I read your FAQ about his name. We call him Henny or Henny Penny, too! So funny. I know the name is growing in popularity (can you say trendsetters?!), but we never knew anyone with a Henry, and with the same nicknames no less! Anyway, great blogging! I look forward to checking out this city living deal! :)

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  2. You're such a funny writer. I love reading your posts. I feel like I'm there. I'm actually pretending to eat a mediocre crepe right now.

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  3. i agree on the crepe debate! *laugh* and now i really really am craving a nutella crepe!

    and yes, the details DEFINITELY add to the experience! thanks, natalie!

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  4. oh gosh I am such a fan of grey's papaya! I've only been a few times [non-New Yorker] but I'm hooked! Such a cute date night. :]]]

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  5. Adorable post. Love your kicking at home outfit and your Iphone cover. And as for Huck's new way of speaking, relevant and ridiculously cute.

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  6. Ok can we please get like a video or maybe an audio of Huck having a babble convo, cause that is about the cutest thing I've heard all night. Also, I love the image of you "absentmindedly stroking your eyelashes." Hilarious!

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  7. Haha I like that your husband forgot too because i was going to mention how fabulous your eyelashes look! I love impromptu date nights!

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  8. Love the fact that you spent the day in your jammies but with the most glamorous eyelashes and your nails done! Fab colour by the way! Totally agree, crepes should NOT be crispy!

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  9. Crepes sound so delicious, except for the fact they were crispy. I'm right there with you! THey should not be crispy!

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  10. My baby has just started with the aggressive kisses. He takes it too far though - I get tongue!

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  11. Love the sweater!! My daughter is the same, re kisses lo. And hugs!

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  12. you know, with my deep for love for hot dogs, i still haven't been to gray's papaya yet. what is wrong with me?!

    i love hearing about the way huck is talking - too funny.

    way to rock the eyelashes!

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  13. haha! Now I want fake eyelashes.

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  14. Without the details it just wouldn't have been right.

    And guck is a genius I tell--as though he has made up his own language at one, Einstein had better look out!

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    1. Meant huck--stupid fat fingers and small phone buttons!

      And meant huck is a genius I tell you

      Sorry next time I will get my brain in order and send you a perfect comment that makes sense

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  15. Lol, the details really do add to my blog experience. Thank you for incorporating them!
    You're little Huck is adorable, I can't believe a baby can have so much personality!!

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  16. I love your little details, they make me feel like I know you in some sort. And horray for surprise date night! Those are my favorite kinds of date nights.

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  17. Cute! I love crepe stands. It's fun to watch them make them, I always wonder how they don't break! I'm with you on the crispy part.

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  18. Alright then. I must find out the Denver equivalent to my husband's Gray's Payapa because today we're settling and snuggling in with word of a major snow storm on the way. But I just know come 4:30, it will be time to venture out.

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  19. love this post, beyond adorable and those photos are just too cute! i need to get on gettin some eyelashes STAT!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  20. i love that huck is just in his diaper. that's how i leave genevieve if i can. i figure it's warm enough inside even if it is frigid outside. i just love how their little stomachs looks when they hang over their tight diapers.

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  21. Dying laughing! Over the rats, the kissy kissy date night, and the abesentminded stroking of the faux lashes. You're a riot!

    P.S. Undecided on the crispy crepe issues. Overcooked are no good, but I like a little crunch (and now want crepes)!

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  22. mmmmm... crepes... (and yes, they should NOT be crispy!)

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  23. 1. Crispy crepes are the best and it is sad that you disagree.
    2. Your life is how I imagine a holiday to be. Well, what I see on this blog anyway.
    3. Huck is edible.
    4. Sauerkraut is not edible.

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  24. I love to hang out all day in the house someitmes, but by the time the hubs get's home I too feel like the walls are creeping in on me and immediately make him take me out.

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  25. Ohhh how I want to walk out my front door and not have to jump in a car to get anywhere! Love the photos, the accidental date night, and lashes!

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  26. i know EXACTLY how that feels.

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  27. Agressive kisses are the best. Just wait for the 'long' kisses. It's too funny!!!

    xoxo

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  28. I love those days...when the morning slips away into kid fun...enjoy more of them!

    - Kat

    http://gimmeamartini.blogspot.com/

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  29. aren't aggressive kisses the best?! my son gives them to me all the time <3

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  30. I'm with you on the crispy crepes. Solidarity Sister!

    I am frequently outdone by children when ordering and also were those eyelashes terribly hard to put on? And does it mean I won't need mascara? Because mascara and I have a long standing love affair...I don't want to cheat.

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  31. i've never been to nyc but i saw a rat in vienna once, crawling into a vent near my house and i dang-near died.

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  32. I'm definitely enjoying the eyelashes...might follow suit...seriously...

    And those crepes look amazing!!! Shoot...might have to pack up the little one and take a vacation soon!

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