A PEEK AT OUR WEEKEND


this weekend found brandon and huck on a quest to find a toy rocket. not A toy rocket but THE toy rocket, the toy rocket of all little boys' dreams. huck is a little into rockets these days, so brandon was all, right. let's do this thing.

this epic rocket quest took the boys all over the city saturday morning while i slept like a rock. after hours with no luck they landed at FAO, where we all met up for some giant pianos and finally a rocket! complete with a tiny astronaut man inside. mission accomplished.

and then we had a late brunch with some friends at norma's. 

and now you know THE WHOLE STORY.

and many thanks to fifth avenue for being just a little bit snowy and not at all too crazy full of people on saturday. it made our afternoon outing as a family feel like hitting the jackpot.


beeteedubs hat is french toast covered in rice krispies topped with caramel. and maple syrup on the side. and powdered sugar on top. why not! i like to imagine the chefs at the planing meetings when coming up with this dish... "basically we want to give them three topping options, all of them made of straight sugar."

52 comments:

  1. That. looks. delicious! I love any dish that comes with a variety of different sauces ;)

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  2. Your little dude is the cutest. Looks like a fun time!

    Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

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  3. FAO Schwartz used to be my favorite thing to do when we went into the city. Looks like he had a blast.

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  4. I NEED that toast in my life - one good thing about winter, I don't feel guilty indulging myself - that majority of the time ;)

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  5. The piano pictures make me infinitely happy. And I definitely am having french toast for dinner now;)
    -Kelsey @ Time Stand Still

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  6. Oh! The french toast! Made my stomach rumble.

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  7. Your adventures in ny are the best! Such a cute little family.

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  8. New follower saying hi there. Your weekend sounds lovely. I mean, uninterrupted sleep. Come on! Me, I'm pregnant with my fourth bebe and my 6-year-old daughter not only broke her leg and is in a full leg, non-weight bearing cast, but then the poor little munchkin went and acquired the stomach flu. Yeah, wrap your head around that configuration. And your brunch sounds delicious. So happy the rocket has landed at your lovely casa.

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  9. Love these pictures, a proper family day of fun!
    I'm visiting New York for the first time in April, excited doesn't even come close! if you get a chance I would love to hear what your absolute MUST to do in NY is? Can't beat recommendations from a person who lives in the city your visiting, they always know the best (not necessarily obvious) places. Thanks in advance, and if you're ever in Edinburgh we'll return the favour :)
    http://littlehouseofours.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Love the pic of the giant snickers bar! Did you buy it? Looks like you had an awesome weekend! x

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  11. So fun! Love you and your little family. I had a dream last night that we hung out with our husbands. It was a good time. Wish we lived close so we could really make that happen!!

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  12. OMG. i can't even handle how amazing that french toast looks! and i love the design of norma's! so cool. sounds like the perfect saturday. xo

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  13. do i dare say, i just might pay $25 for that snickers bar?! www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  14. Oh, that french toast. Sugar on sugar on sugar, yessuh!

    xo

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  15. you have the sweetest family and possibly the cutest little boy ever! i love reading your posts on daily life because it feels like i was there too, HA a little creepy sorry. looks like you had a blast =)

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  16. I would come to ny just for that french toast amazingness!!

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  17. That french toast looks amazing. I'll take three serves of sugar on my breakfast any day!

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  18. So, where is the picture of Huck with the rocket? :)

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  19. looks like a perfect weekend to me! I've always wanted to play on those giant pianos! how cool!...and where is the rocket may I ask??

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  20. Norma's is my absolute favorite. When I go to the city with my Dad he always takes us there for breakfast. Their french toast is divine.

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  21. Love FAO! We stopped in while we were in New York. A magical place no matter your age!! Sounds like a lovely weekend :)

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  22. That food looks so good, and your weekend looks like fun :) -Hanna

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  23. So, I think I have the exact same (Forever 21) skirt in a saturated peach, which I'm saving for warmer weather (it's just too frothy for these grey days in that hue), and I'm struggling with it because of the tiny mini-skirt liner. I like your look with the black leggings underneath, but wonder whether you'd be comfortable without such a substantial base layer in warmer weather? I am thinking seriously about buying a slip and replacing the mini-skirt liner altogether and welcome your thoughts. -R

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  24. Darn it! Why are you the cutest thing, ever? As is your family. I love, love, love reading about you all and sharing a bit in your life (weird?) And, if you could just deposit your entire wardrobe into mine, I would appreciate it:)

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  25. I just had the strangest experience. I have three blogs I follow and check in almost every day. So I thought I had clicked on yours, but apparently hit some strange button, that took me to this blog: http://or-so-i-feel.blogspot.com, and I was freaking out, because there were not a lot of pictures, and she was talking about losing a guy, and I started crying, because I still thought it was your blog, and I was so confused, because I just could not see all of that happening in your world, and I thought you had cut your hair and gotten bangs, and was EVER so relieved to discover I was on another blog, not yours. (And yes, this all probably sounds crazy, I realize.) So strange.

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  26. A guy at church actually got up to bear his testimony by saying he was still feeling crappy form the stomach flu but that he wanted his kids to see him at church, so here he was. I nearly turned in my church membership then and there. Yes, so lad you're feeling so flush with the spirit that you'll come and share your barf germs with us. THAT IS NOT A MOTHEREFFING TESTIMONY. I fairly flew to the mother's room for a scalding hand wash after church and have been eyeing my children with fear ever since. WTF.

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    1. OMG THAT IS SO AWFUL. what the crap, dude!

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  27. Aw that weekend looks delightful, love the pictures!

    MJ
    http://thehappinesshypothesis.blogspot.com/

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  28. Yummy that bread looks delicious! It's making me hungry now... Btw cute photos. Those small sofas are adorable!!

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  29. I feel your pain, winter sucks. I've been ready for summer for quite a while, missing it so much. At least it looks like you guys had a happy weekend! FAO was so cool when we were in NYC. I bought way too much candy there.

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  30. I get so excited when you post photos of places I recognise! Australia feels like a really long way from NYC, but last October I stood in those same parts of FAO Schwarz with a smile that couldn't be wiped off my face.

    We even have matching Snickers photos - see?
    http://scarletwords.com/2013/01/09/fao-schwarz-fifth-avenue-nyc/

    My one regret is that I didn't buy a rocket ship.

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  31. No fair! Where's a photo of the rocket!!! Boys read this blog too!!!

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  32. the pictures from fao are pure magic. i love them so much and they are not even of people i know! well, you know, in real life ;)

    mylettchronicals

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  33. Ohhh, I had that exact meal last time we were visiting NYC. Totally worth the wait.

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  34. Oh man...posting an enormous Snickers bar is definitely not helping my mid-Lent cravings ;)

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  35. BIG!!!!!! Love that movie. ;)

    http://happinessiscreating.com/

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  36. So cute! My little Max (he is almost three) Has been into rockets, the moon, planets, and just all of space since he was 2. In his words, "123..67 BLAST OFF!" . I love this stage.
    Also we got him this rocket ship awhile back and it is his favorite so thought I would share:
    http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL%C2%AE-6776-Playmobil-1-2-3-ROCKET/dp/B004LM72ZY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1362503873&sr=8-3&keywords=playmobil+123

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  37. the little chairs!!!! makes me miss my dollhouse.

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  38. Oh gosh, the pictures of you on the giant piano with baby Huck is adorable!!!
    xo TJ

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  39. This is so nice! I am a new reader and I love seeing these posts about your beautiful family!

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  40. you have such a way of elevating the ordinary with your writing, natalie. i love reading your blog. at least one line always stretches my grin from ear-to-ear. i can always, always count on that.

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  41. I don't recall where I read it but, I remember seeing someone's sly comment comparing you to another blogger, who happens to be your friend. Silly I should even know, me a stranger living in TX ;)

    But, nonetheless, I still find it super refreshing that NY city gals can blog, be fab friends, inspire the downtown Dallas city ladies here in Texas(!!!), and at the end of the long days BE POSITIVE through their blogs!!! Yay for positivity, and YAY for all of the fearless women positively living life to the fullest! As my sweet Mother always reminds, "Comparison truly is the thief of joy"... hint hint thoughtless comments.

    Your gang is gorgeous and you will always always always cherish having recorded these memories for yourself and your babes!

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  42. sounds like a great time-love you two on the piano! and that french toast is perfect!

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  43. FAO is so marvelously deliciously wonderfully fun! I've enjoyed every trip there, whether it was to source dollhouse materials for work or to get a gift for my nephews or just to go look at stuff. Can't even imagine how awesome it is with your own kiddo.

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  44. I saw this DIY rocket jet pack on pinterest and totally thought of it after reading your post: http://www.doodlecraft.blogspot.com/2012/04/super-sci-fi-rocket-fueled-jet-pack.html

    You should make one for Huck! Btw, love your blog! It's my fav!

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  45. That french toast looks like the most amazing thing I've ever seen. YUM!!

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  46. This has been the worst sick year ever! So glad it's March and that you have been able to avoid it for the most part!

    That french toast looks aaaaaaamazing.

    Lauren
    raincitybaby.blogspot.com

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  47. Is this the massive piano from BIG? How amazing! looks like so much fun x

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  48. So as a mama of a two year old similarly obsessed with rockets (and curious george and rockets), I'm dying to know... what rocket did you buy??? Please share details! This could be just the Easter gift we're looking for!

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  49. Love your pictures! That french toast looks sooo yummy!

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  50. Hi, Natalie!
    Thanks for sharing great pics and stories! :)

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