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DUMBO


over the weekend we took advantage of a supremely gorgeous sunny saturday afternoon and walked across the brooklyn bridge for an afternoon in DUMBO. how many times lately have we been to brooklyn, it's getting silly.

DUMBO stands for Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass, and it's the sliver of neighborhood under the manhattan bridge between brooklyn heights and downtown brooklyn. it's just a handful of streets, and when DUMBO first started "gentrifying" we were living in brooklyn heights just a few blocks up. we used to always scoff at how silly it sounded and "oh, that'll never take off" and then there you have it. shows what we know.


△△△ I CAN'T GET OVER THIS. for the record, huck is drinking water.


△△△ in one of our grander parenting moments, we've been teaching huck the official ins and outs of flashing the peace sign at situationally appropriate moments. i've also been trying to get him to say "you got it, dude!" for weeks but that one hasn't stuck.


△△△ would you just . . . ugh. i'm going to have to eat him he's so cute.


△△△ those are mine! what a world.


△△△ the other day i was talking to a friend who has twin baby boys. she was telling me, "i don't care if their individual personalities are squashed, i just want them to wear matching smocked bubble suits, okay?" and i know what she means. i just want huck to grow up to be the buster to my lucille, is there really something so wrong with that? and the thing is . . . . yes there is. anyway. this made me laugh.


the end.

oh! except to say . . . if you're watching season four of arrested development on netflix, it only gets really good in the last two episodes and then you are just left hanging like a motherboy ball. anyway my eternal crush on buster bluth just keeps on getting stronger. 

the official holbrooklyn tour, for those in need,
the tourists tour of nyc i posted once a million years ago, 
and two random babble posts i forgot to link last week on account of forgetfulness: 

happy tuesday!

p.s.
my dress is forever 21
my shoes are kork-ease,
my bag is from madewell

51 comments:

  1. Adorable.. love how you're teaching Huck the peace sign for photos! And love the shoes xx
    www.hammeringnotes.blogspot.com

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  2. Too bad he won't do the you got it dude thing. He's still super cute though! Hanna Marie

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  3. I too am a water tower floozy! Love them! Their whole look seems so out-of-place amidst the Manhattan backdrop, but yet I couldn't imagine the city without them.

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  4. Ok, you know every single person is going to want to know where your dress is from because we are IN LOVE.

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  5. this looks like so much fun! carrousels and ice cream are a great combo :)
    love the photos

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  6. I know this only pertains to your last little tidbit, but we are just dragging through Arrested Development when we thought we would fly through. It really is worth it? You promise? Maybe we will keep watching afterall.

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  7. I LOVE this post!! What are you using now to take the pictures? they are amazing. Your writing is what drives me back!
    www.stephypenny.com

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  8. ha! i was mightily mightily disappointed in this "fourth" season of AD. i personally thought it could have used a whole lot more Buster Bluth because he was the best part of the show, am i right? yes, i am. where was Buster?? oh well. love this post.

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  9. i'm really hoping he starts channeling michelle tanner soon. my fingers are crossed. also. henryboy. i love it.

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  10. I love your little denim dress (at least I think it's denim, maybe linen?). Super cute!

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  11. Hey Nat! Just wondering where that amazing straw bag is from if you care to share :) And, your boys are the cutest!

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  12. the only thing that makes this blog post better is that i'm actually watching arrested development as i read this! best reference ever! and for the record, i expect my own 18 month old boy to become the buster to my lucille, too. is there really anything so wrong with that???

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  13. Love your bridge shots, and I gotta say, you're kinda making me baby-crazy again, despite the fact that I still have two years of school left! You're right, you are lucky :)

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  14. What sweet photos! The carousel photos are adorable!

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  15. You are the best. I laughed through this whole post. And yes! To arrested development!

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  16. Good to know about Arrested Development. I will soldier on!

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  17. time to come visit the real DUMBO at Disneyland! :)
    www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  18. Henry on the caroussel... could he be any cuter?
    Love your photos as always.

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  19. The picture of you kissing Huck on the carousel? The adorable little family behind you just stole my heart!!!

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  20. Love love love your dress and shoes! Any chance you could tell me where they are from? Thanks!!

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  21. Oh my! The Ice Cream Factory...the BEST moment ever when I came to NYC.
    Yes it was in late October, it was raining but hey, who cares?
    ICE CREAM FACTORY, I miss you. Do you want to open a store in France? Please?

    And about DUMBO...incredible development. I saw a real difference when I came back here 2 years ago, after 1 year and a half. So much more cafes, bookshop, trendy shops!
    I miss Loopy Mango, it used to be here but now it's in SOHO :(

    Thank you for making mini trips around your city, it makes me travel a little :)
    Have a nice day!

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  22. Always seeing your adorable photos of Henry makes my baby fever grow!

    Him on the bench with the ice cream is one of the cutest photos ever. You are a very lucky lady.

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  23. Ha! Dumbo is silly. We live in Sopi (South Pigalle, Paris). It's another silly one! ;-)


    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

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  24. I'm going to guess your changing the Holbrook Brooklyn Tour to the Holbrooklyn Tour was not in response to my suggestion via a comment last month BUT, I'm delusional enough to think that that IS the reason you did it and I'm now squeeing with squeeful glee. weeew!

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  25. amen on AD. i didn't laugh out loud until lucille's episode but no real, AD-induced laughter until buster's. buster!

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  26. i busted out laughing to 'buster to my lucille.' just fabulous.

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  27. I loved "Henryboy" too much! He is getting so big it's outrageous!

    XO Amanda
    www.delicepastiche.blogspot.com

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  28. Cracking up. You do make the best cultural references. To this day I imagine cheesy theme music in the background every time I hug my family and I was convinced that danny tanner was my real dad.

    -ginger

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  29. Can you please observe how that neurotic carousel horse also looks like it is posing/smiling for the photos and staring right into the camera????!

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  30. a.) Buster is clearly the best one
    b.) your Kork-Ease sandals have re-affirmed that my own Kork-Ease purchase was totally the right choice.

    (but seriously...your blog is awesome. you make me both giggle and cry on a regular basis, which are both very important things.)

    thanks, dude!

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  31. I'm trying SO hard to get into season 4 - I loved the first three seasons and now every night I have an internal battle with watching another episode. Hopefully it does get better and the best part about AD is that I cannot name one favorite character but Michael, Buster and Gob are the top 3 obv

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  32. "I might just have to eat him!" UGH your family is so stinkin cute it's killing me but honnnnestly. thank you for sharing your nyc photos... beautiful beautiful beautiful. xoxo

    ps love your dress + bag!

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  33. You're a great dresser, but that Henry.. the kid's got style!

    Hannah
    http://somebeautifulthingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  34. love it when you share pictures of NYC...i'm just in love with your city(can't believe that I was there just a month ago...want to come back!!!).....you are just a lovely family and your blog is so inspiring...I ♥ it!!!
    http://cuissesdemouche.canalblog.com/

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  35. Glad you just posted this! We're coming to New York City next week & I have been debating... is it worth to walk across the bridge?? I think your pictures just convinced me as long as the weather is nice :)

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  36. I have not watched any of Arrested Development, but then neither have I started Downton Abby. I know. I know!
    www.accidentallybeautiful.com

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  37. "the buster to my lucille" love, love, love, and love

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  38. I laughed out loud when I read the "buster to my lucille" because YES! That is exactly how I feel! Buster is the best ever. And also, have you seen this? More evidence that AD is one of the most brilliant shows. http://thebluthcompany.tumblr.com/tagged/hidden_jokes

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  39. im just gonna say that these pics are some of the cuuuuutest you've posted in a while of the fam. the huck, man.

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  40. NAT! The picture of you and Huck on the carousel together ... MY HEART! Huck's ever so slightly touching his Momma's face in a proud moment!! I can just see in that little boy's eyes his thankfulness and happiness for his sweet life :) Good job Holbrooks :)

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  41. Okay... So I never really comment on blogs because I don't really read many often. And I've been thinking about responding since last night when I first started reading your blog. I woke up and was like... What the heck. I'll comment, Weird. Anyway... Lately I've read a few of the popular Mormon mommy blogs (I'm LDS) and they are all wonderful and beautiful and fun. But, I left those blogs feeling like I just wasn't enough! Not cute enough. I wasn't creative enough. (Oh look, my 8 month old little man just chewed up a sticker as I wrote that last sentence..) I love how honest you are! About the good and bad! I was like, man, I need a friend like this! So please keep it up. You're doing a good thing here.

    And I love all the fun things you do in the city. We go up there a lot and I'm always looking for something else to try out.

    Ps. Two words: brow envy.

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  42. That last picture, and the one of you kissing Henry on the carousel is just out of this world cute. Ohhhh Natalie! You make me SO look forward to this part of life!!!!!

    Flora
    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. After 10 years in NYC, I finally went to the Brooklyn Bridge (about a month ago). OMG! It's crowded with tourists! Man... worse than a night club. I was a bit annoyed, I must admit. But I still want to go there again - it's a lovely sight.

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  44. Keep up the good work, Natalie! xoxo

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  45. Ooh, Arrested Development. I love Arrested Development, although, I was pretty disappointed with the early episodes of this new season. I've just finished Tobias' episode, and that was actually pretty good, so along with your endorsement of the latter part of the season, I'm feeling pretty hopeful :)

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  46. oh goodness i love DUMBO! did you say hi to dan humphries for me? gosh i miss gossip girl so much.

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  47. Oh my, those pictures on the carousel are beyond adorable!!!!
    xo TJ

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  48. i will bookmark this for my future needed. thanks for a great source.

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