Hi friends! We had a little hiccup traveling back to Brooklyn yesterday when our flight was cancelled, so we are finally on our way back this morning. And just to make things a little more interesting, I am leaving on another flight tonight to visit my sister in Florida and have my first solo weekend away from the kids and hubby in 3 years!!! I have no plans other than sleep in and lay on the beach all day and that is why you are getting Friday links on a Thursday.
My sister just moved to Sullivan’s Island so the girls and I decided to spend our first few days in South Carolina with her at the beach. I had never been to Sullivan’s before and now I’m totally in love. It is an adorable beach town with a small downtown and all the locals drive golf carts. We only went to the beach once because it was just too hot this trip and keeping my fair skinned girls safe in the sun is exhausting.
Most of our time was spent in a kiddie pool cooling off on the porch or taking turns on the swing.
This picture was blurry but I love it because it shows how much Edie loves her little sister. She is always chasing her around trying to kiss her or give her a hug. It warms my mama heart.
I really don’t have many pictures of the girls to share of our time at Sullivan’s because they were naked the entire time trying to keep cool so this selfie on the swing will have to do : )
We loved grabbing gelato at Beardcat’s Sweet Shop. It is all small batch, made from locally sourced ingredients and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly. We also ate at the famous Poe’s Tavern which was really easy with the kids. If you go for the weekend, be prepared for at least a 45 minute wait at any restaurant (even at 5:00). My sister also recommends The Obstinate Daughter, Taco Mamacita, and HomeTeam BBQ.
We are traveling back to New York tomorrow and we are all pretty excited. Life in a smaller city has some advantages but I love that we have all grown to love calling New York home.
Look at this guy! He’s SuperDad! From day one, he has been an equal partner in this whole parenting gig we got our selves into and I feel so fortunate to grow as a parent alongside him. Whether he is waking up at 5:45 am with Lilah so I can get a few extra minutes of sleep or creating a story crazy enough to keep up with Edith’s wild imagination, he is always going the extra mile to make sure all three of his girls are happy. We sure are lucky to have him.
We are really bad about making reservations so we headed to Saint Alban, a really cute coffee shop that has some lighter fare, hoping it wouldn’t be too crowded. We lucked out and enjoyed a great lunch without having any wait!
Oh, and Lilah fell asleep in my arms for the first time in maybe 6 months. Brunching is hard work! I couldn’t feel my arm for a good 40 minutes but I soaked up every second I could of this sweet sleepy face.
As you may have heard, last night there was a shooting in Downtown Charleston. A young man went into a church during a bible study and shot and killed 9 people. We went to bed last night to the sound of police helicopters circling overhead. It was so unsettling to not know what was going on. The suspect in now in custody.
In such a beautiful city, it is hard to imagine and witness such an ugly act of violence. There really are no words in a time like this, but seeing the city come together has been really heartwarming. My heart goes out to all those affected by this horrible tragedy.
Last week, Edie and I headed to Chelsea after school to meet my dear friend, Nicki, and her daughter for a evening of fun on the Highline. There was a new LEGO exhibit (note: they are pretty strict on the 4+ age rule) and the weather was great.
It was only a little crowded which made taking our time strolling down the park so enjoyable. I love watching all of the things that catch the girl’s attention. Every surface is somewhere to climb on, jump off of, swing on…
Edie is a little older than Nicki’s daughter so she was acting as the “ringleader” of the evening – encouraging her to run a little further away from the grown-ups or climb a little higher than her Mama would have liked. Sorry Nicki 😉
Its not a day on the Highline without a stop at People’s Pop!
Afterwards, we grabbed dinner at Chelsea Market and headed home on the subway together towards Brooklyn. This outing made me so excited for all the fun things this city has to offer in the summer. Thanks for the great evening Nicki!