Spring is coming…Maybe, sort of?

Today was a beautiful day in NYC. The sun being out all day with temperatures in the upper 40s almost made it feel like spring Is around the corner, almost. We got out for a bit in the afternoon and even felt it was warm enough for ice cream at the iconic Big Gay Ice Cream in the West Village [side note- it definitely lives up to expectations- highly recommend for kids and adults alike]. The kids played at Washington Square Park for awhile and we ran a couple errands, it was nice to be out walking (without gloves!, until the sun started to set at least πŸ˜‰).

We still have some cold days ahead of us (hopefully minimal to no snow though – we have had some since my last post but it doesn’t compare at all to what our KC friends have experienced!), but the nicer weather today got us talking about what we are looking forward to in the spring and summer. We’re excited for our first spring in NYC, which may not actually come until May, but the rest of March and April should be fun. Next weekend is St. Paddy’s Day, so that will be fun to see the big the parade here. My parents visit in a couple weeks when Brett goes to Arizona for his annual golf/Royals spring training trip, and I’m finally going to a Broadway show with them when they are here! Ben turns 4 (😭😭😭) in early April and we are doing a little celebration/weekend get away in the Riverhead area of Long Island to celebrate since Brett has a project for work out there. And hallelujah the Royals will be in town Easter weekend playing the Yankees!

In May we expect a few visitors, including Uncle Scottie and Aunt Erica, which Ben is excited about. And in mid June school is out for the summer! Still figuring out how to keep Ben occupied since this is his first real summer break, but we have a couple of trips planned that will be fun. We are especially looking forward to exploring a couple of cities on the East Coast (DC and Boston) with the kids, even if they don’t remember it at this age πŸ˜‰.

Our door is always open for visitors any time! We’ve loved seeing friends and relatives the past couple of months who have been in town for various reasons. Please reach out if NYC is in your travel plans this year (or maybe it should be if it isn’t, hint hint! )

Here are a few pictures of some February fun:

Ben’s ‘Student of the Month’ award that I mentioned in the last post! Cue more tears about how fast our little man is growing up!

Intrepid Air and Space Museum with our friend Rocco!

Snowy weekend back in Missouri seeing family and friends, including lots of sledding and seeing Paw Patrol Live!

School winter break (apparently a thing in NY/East Coast? Who knew.). Our nanny helped make it fun since we had to work!

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