This weekend we went into Chinatown to see some of the Chinese New Year Celebrations.
We saw lions and dragons EVERYWHERE. Big ones, and as you can see, a few little ones too! :)
But we really go to play with the fireworks.
Every year we always buy these overpriced tubes of exploding confetti to set off in the streets. And Andrew LOVES it.
A few of them have these parachutes inside that float down with chinese blessings on them. When he asks about them, I tell Andrew they say “Andrew is a crazy guy!” This year he didn’t fall for it. “Mom! You can’t read Chinese!”
I love this photo above. Each boy having their own reaction to Chinese New Year. Andrew’s feet barely on the ground…loving it with all he’s got. And Isaac is not impressed at all. In fact, at one point he stood up just to wipe all of the confetti off his stroller. Ahem. Better than last year though! Last year we had to rush home because it brought on a HUGE meltdown.
Me, my awesome long legs, and my little sport.
And then we found this. Dave and I have both heard of the little-Mario-coming-out-of-a-pipe tile work, but we’d neither seen it in person. Until yesterday. :) New York is so rad.
On Sunday we ran some errands in the city and stopped by this park with giant rocks to climb.
And a lovely, breezy (COLD!) pier to explore.
It was a good weekend. And after some brainstorming about my weekday-morning funks last week, I have a few tricks up my sleeve for today. Monday morning, you don’t scare me.
First on my list. Watch this video 5 times.
Hope you had a lovely weekend!