The smallest one took his first steps today. The older 2 looked equally as wobbly & uncoordinated as we tried to teach them to ride a bike via this purple rental 🚲 from the shop around the corner. 20% of the Petersen’s can ride a bike, so, you know where we’ll be next weekend, too.
Elle had her 2nd grade performance today and the theme was “I ❤️ New York.” The kiddos opened singing “Welcome to New York” and closed with “New York, New York.” I sniffled in the back as I rocked Harvey in the carrier and tried to get him to take a nap; I thought back on our journey to get to this city we love so much. It may have been that very Taylor Swift song that sparked our hair-brained idea to walk away from our “former life” in the first place? Elle asked for the CD for Christmas so many years ago, and that was the anthem we’d play each time we flew or drove into the city before we moved here. So as I stood in the auditorium today with a full heart and full arms, I pinched myself- there has been so much change for all of us. But there’s nowhere else I’d rather be, with any other people. #i❤️ny
“Some things never change” does not apply nearly as often as the phrase implies. Like, mostly, most things change. There is A LOT OF CHANGE in life, i.e., humans. 👶🏼👧🏼👱🏻♀️👩🏼👵🏻
1) #notinnout; 2) #wishitwas; 3) Elle stole those glasses from a 3D movie last night whilst at a bday party and swears she won’t take them off, ever (she popped out the lenses😂 tried to tell her you’re supposed to return them but she’s certain they were to keep); 4) Mike made us fry sauce while we waited at Shake Shack🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻; 5) thanks @marley.hart for letting Harvey share in Ella’s bday celebration (they’re 2 days apart!); 6) Central Park makes the best backdrop for, well, anything. That pretty much covers it.