Monday, August 12, 2013

This is when I realized I had to stop taking pictures and stop him from charging straight into the water...

The last time we went to the beach he had NO INTEREST in going in the water... he even freaked out when I tried to carry him in with me. This time he cried 'take my shirt off! take my shirt off!" because I told him he couldn't go in because he didn't have a bathing suit on. In his 3 year old mind taking his shirt off equals a bathing suit.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Where's the Fire?


upload, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.
We went to Coney Island today. Gibson had a hoot riding the kiddie rides.

More photos from our afternoon at  Coney Island can be found here.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer strolled


Summer strolled, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Our neighborhood has a festival during the summer months... It's called the Summer Stroll. It's kind of like a street fair- but not what we've come to accept as street fairs here in NYC... There is no zepolis and fried oreos, no corn dogs or lemonade. No meat on a stick, crappy djs blasting house music, no bouncey houses,, socks or knockoff makeup. Instead they close a main avenue to traffic for a few hours from dusk onwards and invite the local merchants, restaurants and artisans to set up outside on the streets while everyone can walk along and take advantage of the cooler temperatures and dine al fresco or catch a singer or children's dance performance.... It's actually rather nice, and I much prefer this to the standard street fair. It's a new tradition here in Bay Ridge, starting last year when I was unable to take advantage because I was so so pregnant and exhausted.

So this year I took a walk with Gibson, just he and I. He was impressed by the colored street lights hanging , and the commotion of the people all about. He enjoyed watching a local man sing and I treated him to a little ice cream. On the way home we stopped outside our building so I could catch a firefly and show him the magic that is a glowing bug....

roar


roar, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Gibson makes a pretty good three year old. Don't get me wrong, two was definitely easier and more fun than three, but three is not bad at all.

His personality is really starting to shape up, he has very definite opinions and preferences. He loves building things, puzzles, chocolate donuts, popcorn, going to the playground, and making messes. He also loves to play with Oliver. I'll be a little more at ease with that once Oliver is a bit more steady and sturdy., but they're clearly each other's biggest fans.