Sunday, April 29, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge

We took a trip to see Grandma and Grandpa and the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this month.  Oh how we'll miss that city!  We haven't been since the babies were bean-sized in my belly.  It was good to be back. 
Here's James hitching a ride
 The boys watching the cars zoom past

The city sklyine -- One World Trade Center is already looking impressive

After walking the bridge we hung out at the Brooklyn War Memorial Park for a while and visited.  James dug the martial arts class
And the statue toes
Grandma and Grandpa held babies and visited
And Scotty had a Zen moment.  He's always been a bit obsessed with symmetry, and this was no exception.  No one directed him there.  He just stood there, then sat there.  For probably 10 minutes.  Which, if you know Scotty, is impressive.  

We ended the trip on the sweetest-ever note at Levain (our first trip!).  One of those cookies served very well as Jeremy's entire bday cake the next day.  No pictures.  Just a few extra pounds.  All in all, an awesome day. 

Monday, April 2, 2012


There's a place called the Lock Ridge Park near Bethlehem with a small field chock full of grape hyacinths. Area expert friend Amanda told us about it, so off we went for a family outing and kid photo shoot. There are ruins of an old coal-fueled iron furnace nearby. Neat place. We hope to make it back at least one more time to explore some more.
one of my favorite pics was an accidental shot of Ruthie's chicky fluff
Sam showing off his toothers
and his impressive noggin
checking out the purdy flowers
the boys were only mostly compliant
a few pictures worked out
a few others were more entertaining than perfect
all 4
isn't Sam's perma-confused face great? It's like we photoshopped the same exact face into each picture
situation deteriorating