Thursday, February 26, 2009

London at Lincoln

Tonight London and I went to THE ballet, as in The New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. I have tried multiple times to stoke an interest in her taking ballet lessons, but she prefers piano and ice skating which is totally great. But last week I told her she didn't have to take ballet lessons to enjoy watching the ballet for the rest of her life, and would she please come with me? 

We went to see a compilation of 4 ballets, called 'Short Stories', one act from each of the ballets: Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and London's favorite, a modern ballet called 'Slaughter on 10th Avenue'. All were choreographed by George Balanchine (he's the Picasso of ballet choreography). We had a blast going somewhere just the 2 of us, dressed up, eating treats and walking around the Great Hall at intermission. 
I should mention that Jason got the tickets for us, one of his clients is NYCB and the two of us went 2 weeks ago to see another montage of Balanchine's work on a date as well. I am loving his job right now. :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


We were coming home from church on Sunday and got in the subway. I think Jason doesn't realize how much subway traveling Daisy does with me during the day- he looked over and was shocked to see Daisy plopped down next to a guy 10+ times her size. She wasn't shy in the least. Jason had me take a picture:

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Madness

We hosted a bunch of people for a little Super-Bowling this evening. It was fun, a tight game, but Jason's beloved Cardinals lost at the last minute. This was their first-ever appearance at the Super Bowl, and they did a good job. We made tomatillo turkey chili, a cool bean dip that Jason designed an Arizona Cardinal Mascot on, fresh strawberry salsa that I'll be enjoying for days, and other goodies. A nice evening, giving us a reason to be merry amidst all this cold weather and economy strife.
Jason and I have paused several times lately and basked in gratitude for our blessings. Aside from our very healthy, thriving kids, we have mentioned several times to each other how much we love our apartment. Never do we love it more than when it is filled with people enjoying each other's company. Jason turns 39 on Friday (we sang Happy Birthday to him tonight!) For his birthday he got what we also gave each other for Christmas: a 2-bedroom apartment in Tribeca. He couldn't be happier. We couldn't be more grateful.