DAY IN THE LIFE // WEDNESDAY EDITION

wednesday, february 13
// 8AM and we're fully immersed our morning routine. dishes, laundry, email. huck eats his yogurt and i check the weather and then we get dressed. i have a lunch appointment with my editor at noon and no sitter to be found, so we have some serious wiggles to get out of the boy before we make our way south. my house is feeling very "lived in" this morning, which is my sounds-nicer euphemism for "messy." i just looked over and . . . yup. that box is still sitting there. rockin it! 
/// it's sunny and almost 40 degrees out. we hit playground first thing. it is snowy and abandoned and huck plays hard and fast until his little toes start to freeze.
 // we're out of there just in time! when the daycare groups show up it gets real hectic real fast. sooo many toddlers. these daycare strollers never stop amazing me. six babies in there! 
 // we stop at the neighborhood bagel joint to get henny some egg and cheese on a plain before heading downtown. i'm hoping he'll fall asleep in the stroller on the way and stay asleep through lunch. (it's his usual nap time--fingers crossed) i throw in a little pre-meeting "be a good boy" strawberry milk bribe, for good measure. so nutritious. good one, mom! 
 // waiting on the train
 // huck's gotten really good at holding onto the subway pole like a big boy. pass the hand sanitizer please.
 // while passing 34th street (where there's inexplicably good reception) i get an email from my editor saying she is running late, so we get off a stop early and kill some time wandering through washington square, our favorite park in the city. huck promptly falls asleep in his stroller. atta boy!
 // i'm a lucky girl to have such a good friend for an editor, and i love our sporadic lunch meetings. we meet at lure fish bar on prince and mercer. huck wakes up just as the check is signed. atta boy, huck!
// we decide to wander around soho in the sunshine for a bit. soho is my favorite spot in the city to photograph. and i say we but really, this isn't a democracy. *i* decide to walk around soho for a bit. huck decides to be rather pleasant about it because he's a nice friend. we split a black and white cookie for dessert and i decide top shop is overrated. 
// we get home and i start on dinner. i like to eat at 4pm like a grandma. also, i'm on a stir fry kick lately. this one's a vegetarian thai noodle that i accidentally over-sauced. still pretty good though!

// quick sugar hit, then bath, books, boobs, and bed time for the boy. once he's down we end the night with a little grey's anatomy, and i toss a few batches of sugar cookies in the oven for tomorrow's valentine's party with of huck's friends. and then i call my baby brother to wish him a happy birthday. he is EIGHTEEN today!

52 comments:

  1. Love love love your photos, Natalie! Gorgeous!! Sounds like my kinda day :) you are seriously my faaaavorite. And I voted for you, crossing my fingers you pull in at 1st ;) xoxo

    oh also your hat + parka coat are seriously ador.

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  2. I love your day in the life posts, and this has to be one of my favorites! You're a great photographer:)

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  3. Gotta love Soho.
    Great pictures Nat.

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  4. what a busy day! love the "lived" term haha...
    that stroller is really something!
    great photos!

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  5. Those photos are aliiiiiiiive, woman!

    ::plonk::

    Seriously, you be gettin' your photography ON! That's some gorgeous photography right there. (Right thurrrr.) (Okay, why am I "talking" like this?!)

    Anyway, I have too many faves to list in this here comment.

    BUT!

    The fifth one from the top (niiiiiice) and the half-sky, half SoHo building really make me smile. But then, they all do. See? Indecisive much?! Too many faves.

    That six-toddler stroller deal is LIKE WHOA.

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  6. your photos made me lit'rally hurt for want of new york. that and the ability to be outside in the winter daylight hours. envy, but the good kind.

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  7. Oh, I love this! I've always been a little jealous (in a good way!) of folks that get to live the city life and now I get to kinda live it through you. Love!

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  8. love this day in the life and a peek at the everyday life in nyc. a smidge jealous over here. :)thanks natalie.

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  9. Sounds like a great day. I love the "eat your veggies" graffiti.
    : )

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  11. These are GREAT photos! So fun to tag along on your day through NY. Loved the graffiti, 'eat your veggies,' thanks! :)

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  12. thank you for transporting me from my small ohio down to an adventurous day in NYC! your photos are brilliant and i loved your comment on feeling slimy about sneaking a photo of those women but not feeling slimy about posting them. made me laugh out loud ;)

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  13. I totally made chocolate-covered-marshmallow-hearts for my sunbeams last sunday! Then I had to eat all the extras, ya know-so they wouldn't go to waste.

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  14. My grandparents always send us kids Sees chocolate covered marshmallow hearts for Valentines Day and this year they sent just plain old chocolate hearts! For goodness sake! I wait all year for those things!!!!

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  15. Great photos! thanks for sharing. xx

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  16. just the best. the total best. what do you have an editor for? is that silly? ought i know? happy wednesday!

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  17. Not sure why exactly but this entire post just gave me a such happy feeling after a long tiring day of work and school. Keep on keeping on with your great outlook and happy little moments. They give us students sludging through their last semester of grad school hope!

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  18. love love love your day in the life posts. so. much.

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  19. I can honestly say that your blog is one I come back to time and time again. I have a hard time keeping up with reading everyone I'm subscribed to, but when I see a new post here...I always have to come check it out. Thank you for letting this small town girl live out her city dreams vicariously through your words, amazing photography, and beautiful family.
    Thats all.
    :)
    -Jess

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  20. you saw anna della russo - how exciting!! i admit, sometimes as i'm at work, on days where i'm really really tired and trying to get so much done, i wonder "gee i wonder what natalie's day is like" (CREEPER ALERT). now i know. and i'm jealous. (which is not to say you don't also have days where you're really really tired and trying to get a lot done, it's just, you know - the grass is always greener). on a sidenote - does he eat the whole bagel?! because that is impressive if so. truly, truly impressive.

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  21. look. at. all. that. yarn!! that is enough to make anyone want to knit!!

    \\Brittany

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  22. You make me want to move to New York. Every. Day. Love your blog, Natalie.

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  23. I love your day in the life posts. They are my absolute faves. Also, you make me miss New York so badly, even though I was just there last week. ;-)

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  24. I loved this post. Especially the "not really famous I guess"? people photo ... and the eat your veggies.

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  25. Glad you had a wonderful day! It's so fun reading about your days in the city! Such a fun young mom! Happy 18th to your brother! Hope all is well with your family out west! xo

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  26. Looks like you had a relaxing and lovely Wednesday! Love the outdoor streets photos :)

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  27. Hi. I'm a new follower and I really love the "day in the life" posts... it's nice to see how much you really do... see the city through fresh eyes, different areas and all with a toddler! just wow! My day in the life (can I borrow the idea, please?) would mostly be about my and my almost 1 year old daughter's morning and afternoon walks around our neighbourhood... but yours is a reminder that I probably should shake up our routine a bit.

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  28. So, I worked in one of those preschools. Those strollers are a toddler battlefield! They'll scratch, bite, all kinds of crazy in them. I decided to just teach them how to cross the street. Way easier! Love these pictures, yet again you brought me home.

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  29. I love these day in the life posts. Keep 'em coming!

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  30. Love this! Fascinating to see your life in the city. We visited my sister there during the summer and I brought my 4-month old at the time and I kept thinking how do parents do the subway?? You make living in the city look like a breeze! :)

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  31. Love this!!! Can't wait to be back in the city in April! Missing New York like crazy. Your blog brings me back! Thank you!

    Loves all the way from Phoenix, AZ.
    xoxo Kerri
    kerrinchance.blogspot.com

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  32. Where'd you get those shoes in pic #2??

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  33. My baby brother's birthday was yesterday, too!! He's only 11, but that still makes me say holy moly. I can't believe he's now as old as I was when he was born!
    Beautiful photos, love your Day in the Life posts :) happy Valentine's day!!

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  34. Purl Soho is truly one of my favorite places ever! Prett sure I've written at least two blog posts on it and ever time I'm in NYC I have to stop by!

    P.s. Where is your camera strap from? I love it!

    <3 Leney

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  35. Huck + bottle of Nesquik = Randy Lovin. Love it!!!

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  36. I've NEVER seen anything like that pram before in my life! Things really are bigger and better in NYC.

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  37. Wow. I've never seen a daycare stroller before My Blog

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  38. I love your "day in the life" posts! Please keep them going :).
    That is one of the many things I miss about living in New York, no car, you get to just walk and explore the city.

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  39. Your blog is seriously the best. I've been wanting to move to New York for awhile and these posts make me want to pack my bags. Right now.

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  40. This sounds like a beautifully perfect day.

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  42. Hi, Natalie! I think my previous comment was deleted. I am hoping you can tell where you got your rug pad that's peeking under your new kilim. It looks pretty and like something made out of jute. The ones I've seen on the net look kind of cheap. Can you please let me know where you got it?
    Thanks so much,
    Stacey

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  43. Is Huck totally weaned now? I guess I missed that!

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  44. love reading about your daily adventures! you capture New York beautifully. And high-five to Huck for being such a trooper in his stroller all day. My toddler needs to take notes ;)

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  45. Your photos and day in the life totally make me miss NYC and totally crave living in a city!

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  46. woh, that is a serious stroller. they are strapped in tight!

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  47. A girl after my own heart, rocking studded wedges while holding the baby!
    http://www.living-thesuite-life.blogspot.com

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  48. I love love love your photos you capture everything perfectly!!
    xxo
    new reader by the way
    <3

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  49. Beautiful shots of the city and such a great way to record the day. I miss that city so badly, she stole my heart don't you know. Glad I can reminisce through your lovely blog. -jb.

    http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.co.uk/

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