Saturday, August 18, 2007

Early birds

We are taking advantage of the fact that Charlotte is at a very portable age. She is great when we take her out on the town and charms the residents and tourists of New York and patiently sits while we have dinner. The other week was having a sale - $25 gift certificates for $3. Pretty good huh! Especially around here where inexpensive eating out is hard to find. The catch is that the restaurant selection isn't that great. You never know what you're getting into really. Tonight we went to Sortie, which is actually a Bar/Lounge complete with couches and low tables. We felt a little silly wheeling Charlotte in, but didn't really care since we were the first ones of the evening there at 6:30pm. Going early to restaurants is essential with a baby - no one minds, they are desperate for customers at that hour and you can sit anywhere. Not to mention you can get the tyke home for her 7-8pm bedtime. Luckily a table opened up out on the patio which was awesome since today it cooled down to 60 degrees!! So we sat out there and had a lovely dinner. Nothing beats sitting outside for dinner on a cool evening.

Believe it or not Charlotte's hair is coming in nicely but is very light.
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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hot doggy days

How can you say no to a face like this?

We are ready for another vacation! Charlotte and I are keeping cool indoors this August which has turned out to be a scorcher in the city. She likes to pretend she can stand up like big people. Last week we did get to the pool though. The water was a little cold at first which made her nervous, but after a few minutes in the hot sun she eased into the water with the other kids. She even got so relaxed that she fell asleep in my lap while we sat in the pool! I wish I could have gotten pictures but didn't want to bring my camera to the public pool.

To celebrate Helaman's birthday on Saturday, we met some friends for crepes, since we had watched a Bobby Flay crepes challenge on the Food Network and they looked good! We even tried our own at home tonight and Helaman perfected his spatula-free crepe flip, after only ruining a few.

I also entered this contest to win a new TV from Best Buy. Check it out, you never know!
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