9.09.2013

A DAY AT THE MET! AND ETC.


for the last day of bradon's staycation last week we decided to walk across the park and visit the met for a few hours. 

it's been really nice having brandon home all last week. at first i was worried we'd start to eat each other before too long. i'm used to having command of this whole house pretty much all day, and i'm a well-oiled machine when it comes to running things solo. nobody around to question my authority! so maybe i was expecting the worst, but whatever! turns out i still like that guy a whole lot and we work pretty great as a team. which, isn't that nice to know? 

so right, the met. my thinking on things is that if you want your kid to learn to behave in must-behave-at-all-cost situations, you gotta put him in must-behave-at-all-cost situations as often as possible. huck did really well, he was a perfect gentleman for most of our met day. you're turning out okay, henry holbrook!




huck's at this fun age where we can really enjoy the museum together. look at sculptures and paintings, talk about the colors, point out all the animals . . . he's also at the age where things can sort of give him the willies a little bit. we were excited to show him the armor wing and huck seemed into it at first, but we noticed he was also sort of terrified of it. he was so brave though, getting up close and peeking at the armor, then running back to dad to steel up more courage, then getting down and inching his way back again for a second look. kind of sweet to watch him test himself and trust his parents when they tell him something's not going to hurt him. 

p.s. the met got rid of those iconic metal buttons at admissions and done replaced them with stickers. dude.


on our way home we stopped to make a few wishes in some fountains.

oh good this is the best part. and now i am pleased to present: henry holbrook winning at life.


yes!

some things i enjoyed the weekend:
a writer's posthumous advice for her daughter (via joanna goddard)
alaska town mayor attacked by a dog (the mayor is a cat. and the interview in this is gold.) (via brandon!)
and this post my sister texted me called "moms, when are you going to learn?" i found myself nodding along with it passionately.

happy monday to all us chickens!

on me:
mexican sundress: an import shop on the lower east side
(but amazon has them HERE)
bag: zara last year 
(j.crew has a similar one HERE.)

29 comments :

  1. oh my lands, that triumphant pose!

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  2. He is such an adorable wee man!

    You look like such a happy family.

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  3. Natalie, you have the cutest baby. Those last pics are pure <3

    :) I follow you everyday from Spain!! You are great!

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  4. Cute pics! And I loved every single one of those links you shared.

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  5. huck winning at life = made my day. that kid is too too cute

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  6. huck's tee shirt is everything haha! lovely day :)

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  7. 1. i have so many freak flags there aren't enough hands to fly them. rock on, sister.
    2. please stop doing forever 21 posts... my husband's faint heart can't handle all the shopping. :)

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  8. I just can't get over his cuteness!! :)

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  9. i know the feeling when my husband is home more than normal. but then i long for him to come back when he does return to work. like, i get a nap? pretty great. love your dress by the way, you look cute!

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  10. oh that cute boy! bless his heart!

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  11. Thanks so much for the mention Natalie, glad you liked it!

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  12. I cannot get over how you describe your outings and caption your photos; because I mean, duh, Huck is cute. But the way you narrate your adventures--there's incredible life in your blog. It's so fresh and fun and unique and I'm so glad Huck gets to have you as a mommy.

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  13. i have many freak flags, no apologies.
    also, that dress is awesome.
    and so is the screens in front of the plaza scaffolding. dang that plaza never ceases to amaze.

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  14. You are hilarious : )
    And that shirt?
    Stop the truck right this instant.
    I actually want to wear that to work.
    Every. Day : ).

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  15. I loooooove that dress. A bunch. I might have scrolled down to the end right after I first spied it to see if there was a link. So glad there is one -- going right on my want list. :)

    http://muffeeeeeeee.blogspot.com/

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  16. After searching to see if I should buy a Mason Pearson brush I stumbled on your blog. It is uplifting to read of your mormon mama adventures in New York. Good stuff. http://barewitnessandwait.blogspot.com/

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  17. This is the first time I've stopped by this here blog and I am hooked. Hooked! Thank you. :) http://www.bronandjessie.blogspot.com/

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  18. What a great day it was! Looks so much fun!


    canvas to buy

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  19. You have such a cutie pie on your hands there!

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  20. Huck is SO cute! What a sweetie!

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  21. ohmygoodness huck! seriously the cutest (and now cultured!) child. wave that freak flag.

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  22. i can't believe what a boy he's become! traces of baby are almost gone.

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  23. Adorable! Such great pictures! What a fun day! :)

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  24. It's probably a hike for you on a regular basis but having a membership to the Met is awesome. I go literally twice a week and they some fun art classes for kids (I think even as young as Huck). They also have story times for kiddos at 10am and 3pm in the library and you don't have to pay any admission to go - it's wonderful.

    I loved your thoughts on having your partner around when you're not used to it - so spot on. It's always good to know you actually make a good team with the person you married, haha.

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  25. i have the very same dress. same color.

    love that boy.

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  26. Will never get over Huck's adorable facials!

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  27. The bulk bins at FAO were always my favorite when I went to the city.

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  28. I loved that piece by So Wonderful, So Marvelous. She's got it down!

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