A WEEKEND WITH NEMO (AND SYDNEY TOO!)


this weekend i got to play host to one of my favorite girls.  oh sydney my sydney! she landed in nyc only a few hours before old nemo. and nemo nemo nemo blah blah blah with a side of i-am-rolling-my-eyes-at-you, east coast. nemo in idaho would've been called "tuesday." see? i am grouchier than usual this weekend you'll just have to excuse me. 

i love new york in the snow. i love new yorkers awkwardly hopping over slush piles at cross walks. sometimes you come across a slush pile that is deceptively deep and you lose half your pants to it, so the hopping is really necessary but always goofy looking. and i love the shops that suddenly sell stacks and stacks of sleds and i love the parents of the kids who buy those sleds to take them to the park, only to most likely throw them out at the end of the day because who has room to store sleds in their apartment? i especially love the snowmen that pop up after it snows. they're built by the romantics. shout out to the very upper west side-y snowlady at 72nd, with her little bouquets of tulips hanging out of her fancy trash bag just-so. 

pushing our strollers through the meatpacking district in the middle of a blizzard was probably the funnest and most definitely the stupidest thing sydney and i have ever done together. and we manage to find stupid things to do together frequently. but we found the sweetest little place for dinner, all cozy inside with snow falling out the window in the twinkle lights, nearly abandoned inside due to the weather, and truly that sydney poulton is a gem of a human being. having syd in town is a nice reminder that, while there is a lot of junk on the internet, there are still some good ones. syd is one of the good ones. thumbs up, sister.

also that pulled pork waffle with the spicy cole slaw at sugar and plumm was out. of. this. worrrrrrld. 

love to you, you poultons.
(more from our weekend on instagram doobiedoo @natthefatrat)

51 comments:

  1. And you are one of the good ones too. I always enjoy your blog the most.

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  2. I love that snowman! I am not really trying to make fun of east-coasters, but naming winter storms does seem a little pansy. Because here (in Idaho) we get storms all winter, and it's just a Tuesday. One thing I've never seen in Idaho is a waffle cole slaw egg pork sandwich. I'm just going to have to take your word that it is tasty.

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  3. Just thought I would say that you ladies are my two favorite people that I have never met (which is odd and slightly disturbing that such a category even exists in my life) and I do believe if I spotted you on the street together it would be my own personal equivalent of a chupacabra sighting:)

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  4. It looks like you and Sydney had a wonderful weekend together! Despite the negativity that comes with blogging, I think the friends that you can make through blogging are one of a kind. Also, I am dying over these snow photos. I love snow so much, but the last time it snowed in Ireland, the whole country shut down. There were about six inches on the ground. Negative connotations, you know?

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  5. Sounds like a great weekend! I too can get discouraged by the internet sometimes, this marvellous creation used in thoughtless, cruel or unkind ways. But at the same time, there is so much good on it. People working together, mamas sharing the joy of raising babies and supporting each other during the tough times.


    A mama of two aged two and under, witness the madness at www.samandasha2.blogspot.com

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  6. Awe! Your weekend sounds like fun! I love when favorite people come to visit!

    Xo
    Rachel

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  7. Oh, that plate of food. I'm drooling!

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  8. sounds like an adventure :)

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  9. lovely to see the positive effects of blogging. you ladies look like you had a great time, and oh my goodness that food! getting me excited for my trip to new york in april, eating is surely classed as sightseeing isn't it?! ;)

    http://littlehouseofours.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Awwwww. So glad you had a nice weekend, Nemo and all.

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  11. looks like you girls had a ton of fun! love the new blog look!

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  12. That is an interesting food concoction to say the least. But, definitely comfort foods while it is cold and snowing.

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  13. we had a regular, old, sunday storm yesterday. i haven't even thought about pulling on footwear other than my snowboots in weeks. living here is why i couldn't be a fashion blogger...your weekend looks friend-filled and just dreamy.

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  14. aw this looks like one fabulous weekend despite Nemo. weekends are even better when you get to spend them with a girlfriend who just gets you. you guys are too fun!

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  15. I thought that Nemo was going to be a silly little storm as well, but Boston got it pretty hard (where we are at) But I'm glad NY didn't get hit too hard, you guys needed a break! Looks like you guys had some fun. BTW the billboard in the Second photo makes me laugh. Love it. :)

    Shelby
    http://brandonandshelby.blogspot.com/

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  16. So cool! Are you friends with Naomi too? :)

    www.anna-bird.com

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  17. Looks like fun! We took our dog to the park this weekend. Blowing snow & all :)

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  18. There is nothing better in this blogging world than the real life friends that come out of it. Happy to see my two favorite bloggers and their two adorable boys hangin' together.

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  19. we got 6 inches of snow last year in Scotland {where i live} and everything shut down for a week. I grew up in WV and I was wondering why on earth nothing was open. We were in an 18 hr traffic jam--for 6 freaking inches of snow! *shakes head* BUT....I'll take it! if that meant we got to hole up in our apartment and watch movies and eat cookies all day, then let's do it more often!

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  20. Okay, I'm a huge wimp going out in the snow. I guess I should just suck it up. If you can do it in NY with way more snow then I really have no excuse here in Colorado.

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  21. i agree - sydney seems like a beautiful person, as do you! :)

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  22. Awe, glad you had fun! I read both of your blogs and just adore that you are friends:)

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  23. we've got a ton over the weekend too :) blogging world is a whole lot smaller - it was fun to see instagrams of all 3 of you ( with naomi) pop up through the weekend :)

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  24. isn't David Beckham a little chilly up there in your picture? ;)
    love your blog and Sydney!

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  25. this is the sweetest post! cute friends :) (i think i say all of your posts are the sweetest...but they are)
    and that paragraph about nyc and the snow... so good. no words, just so good. i love.

    xo

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  26. Glad you had a wonderful weekend together! I can't even imagine all that snow. NC closes up with talk of weather below 30.

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  27. That looks like an amazing sandwich! We get so little snow I'd happily try Idaho on Tuesday or a storm named after a tiny clown fish but I suspect the novelty wears off after a while.

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  28. Natalie, you're one of the good ones too!

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  29. And now I'm hungry... and I love your blog - it's one of the good ones, too!!

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  30. Natalie,I agree with a lot of the other comments. You are ONE of the good ones too! I love reading your blog!
    Have a great day:)))
    Maria

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  31. living in san diego, i'm pretty sure everything would shut down and people would panic in the snow. and i would be the person marching around town in my hunters with the biggest grin on my face since it's not sunny. and i would find a way to ice skate down the street.

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  32. Don't let them get you down. You're a gem...one of the BEST ones. Love your blog...don't give up on us!

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  33. two of my favorite bloggers -- love you ladies! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  34. The photo of Huck holding on to the bar is priceless!

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  35. Your grouchiness is lovely.

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  36. I love that photo of Central Park!! And such a cute pic of Huck holding on!!

    http://caspara.blogspot.com

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  37. Snow! We live in Hawaii. No snow :-( well actually not sure if that should be a sad face. I have never actually lived in snow so not sure how I feel about it. I saw snow once in Boston a few years ago. I touched it. I liked it. But Ive never lived with it and in it and around it.

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  38. my sister arrived to new york just in time for nemo.. for us australians who never see snow her photos are making me positively jealous!

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  39. I love that you and Sydney are such good friends because you both are adorable! And New York, slushy puddles and all, sounds magical. Especially in a cozy restaurant with twinkle lights and lots of snow. Great photos, girl! My favorite is the sad face on the sign, too funny!
    xo TJ

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  40. I always enjoy reading about your weekend adventures! I'm a Texan moving to Chicago soon, so I have mixed feelings about the snow surprises I'm bound to get! But nevertheless, your pictures paint a lovely snow scene in new york :)
    P.S. I have a favorite person named Sydney too. Best friends since high school!

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  41. you two and your littles are my favorites :)

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  42. and that first picture is gorg!

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  43. Glad you guys had such a wonderful time! Being in a cosy restaurant while snow falls outside, le sigh! Oh, and I want that pulled pork meal, OM NOM NOM.

    I miss snow. I grew up in former Yugoslavia and snow would fall in the cities and towns. Here in Australia? Um, YEAH, not so much. Pah!

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  44. i know it sucks to live in snow. i did once for about a month. but from here in L.A. it sounds simply magical!
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  45. You should be rolling your eyes at "city folk" not east coasters. I live in Maine and we got 3 feet of snow and no one batted an eye.

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  46. "Would've been called 'Tuesday'" - love it! Reminds me of the way Californians are about rain. Two days and everyone freaks out and goes into sun withdrawals. Now that I'm here in Germany, I now know more than I ever wanted to about REAL weather. :(

    Those savory waffles look amazing! I once tried a recipe for ham and cheese waffles - and equal parts died from happiness and suffered a small heart attack. Best. Thing. Ever. Savory waffles don't get near enough play, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Sounds like you two had fun! Great snapshots! xx

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  48. That diet coke looks de-lish!

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  49. Natalie! I am a longtime reader and never commenter. But I just have to say that I love your writing style. I feel I can relate to you in so many ways.
    I'm going to NYC for the first time ever this weekend! So excited I think I could pee my pants. And in a creepy but awesome way I keep thinking how cool it would be if I ran into you and I could thank you for your wonderfulness.

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  50. I'm pretty sure you probably saw me awkwardly jumping from snow piled curb to snow piled curb. And if I had a nickel for every puddle I slipped in, and icy patch I slipped on, this weekend. oy vey. xoxo

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