Thursday, March 28, 2013

Frites, Dogs and Macarons

We had a fabulous Tuesday night with our girl Chelsea. We started the night with Pommes Frites, meandered over to Crif Dogs, and then landed at  Macaron Parlour. I picked one called, Party, with milk chocolate, dulce de leche and salted caramel. So delicious! It was definitely worth trying once. And yes, that is a bacon wrapped hotdog laying on a fried egg and cheese. We can never get enough of those delicious Crif Dogs. East Village, we love you.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


 In an otherworldly convergence of talents—singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner of The National, and composer Nico Muhly—give the music of the spheres a 21st-century spin in Planetarium, an evening of songs inspired by our solar system.

The firmament descends in part one with a set of atmospheric instrumental works, composed by the three artists and performed with precision by a guest quartet. In part two, the planetary paeans begin: Stevens’ wistful falsetto voice traces the gauzy rings of Saturn. Muhly’s analog keyboards, Dessner’s guitar, and seven trombones unleash the red rage of Mars. And in an elegiac electronic waltz, a chamber ensemble gives the crestfallen Pluto—ousted but not forgotten—its musical due. (Source)

This was a truly amazing concert. The music, the lights, the whole show was just incredible. I can't say we always understood the meaning behind everything, but it was an awesome experience.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Surprise Party

Mark had a birthday last week. We got to enjoy the surprise celebration orchestrated by his lovely lady Shayla. We went on a double date to dinner and after false goodbyes, snuck off to get to the bowling ally before he could figure out where Shayla was taking him. He had no idea he was in for an evening of bowling and we all had a great time hanging out with the old man.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Bow Tie Kind of Night

In honor of Mark's dad, who always wore bow ties, we decided to up our style game for our Saturday night dinner outing to the East Village. Nothing beats good friends, food and some quality neck wear.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sunday Walk

After walking around St. Patrick's we meandered over to Central Park. What can we say, we kind of like this place. We also saw a few glimpses of spring.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Week 22

Here we are at week 22. Sitting in church I felt a mighty kick and started watching my belly, and sure enough the next solid kick showed through. I made Zach watch until we saw another tummy twitch from our active little Anna.  This girl never ceases to amaze us. I had no idea we would be able to see her movements so soon. Every confirmation that she is alive and well in there makes us so much more excited for the day we get to really meet her. Here is a picture from our 21 week ultrasound of her adorable face and belly.

Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Day

We started the day with green blueberry muffins and ended with green tapioca pudding. I may have gotten a little carried away with our dessert, not sure how great food coloring is for you...

After church we walked around town and saw St. Patrick's Cathedral. They were just beginning mass as we finished our walk around the Cathedral. It was really beautiful to listen to, even if it wasn't a language I understood.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dogs and Instagrams

One of our favorite people to eat fun foods with is our buddy, Chelsea. She brought up Crif Dogs and made sure that that is the place we went to. We went there over the summer with Paige and have been looking for an excuse to go back ever since. Those bacon wrapped franks never disappoint, especially when covered in teriyaki and pineapple or jalapeƱos, coleslaw and chili. Fabulous my friends, fabulous.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

S'mac and Big Gay Ice Cream

We had heard great things about S'mac and Big Gay Ice Cream so we grabbed Lexie and our friend Mark to try out these places with us. S'mac is a mac-n-cheese lovers dream. They have a bunch of different types of mac-n-cheese from the traditional to the edgy and ethnic. It was so delicious served hot in individual cast iron skillets.

For dessert we hit up Big Gay's for Ice Cream. They are known for a cone called the Salty Pimp. Of course we had to give that a try. A vanilla cone with dulce de leche stripes sprinkled with sea salt and dipped in chocolate. Wow, so incredibly delicious. I may have to think of a way to re-make this one at home for anyone who comes to visit. Well done Big Gay, well done.