November has been all about fun

It’s been so long since I’ve updated this blog that the format has been changed. I promise I haven’t been slacking, but working and having fun. A lot of fun.

Kevin took me to Carmel for my birthday in November. I have to say it was a much better gift than the knives he gave me last year. Then a couple of weeks later, we took the boys to New York for Thanksgiving. They had a blast! We were originally going to leave Rowan with my parents, but decided at the last minute to take him with us. Of course you wouldn’t know it from the pictures that Rowan was even there because he hid every single time the iPhone cameras came out, except for this one taken on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Day 2014

Thanksgiving Day 2014

We’d had a long day at this point. That morning, we walked down 50th to Sixth Avenue to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Liam, Colman and I got cold after about 45 minutes and walked back to the hotel while Kevin and Rowan stuck it out till the end. Kevin couldn’t believe we booked it. I had to break it to him that as much as I love New York, I really don’t care about seeing a parade…ANYWHERE. I don’t even care to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV in the warmth and comfort of my own home, so I’m sure as hell not going to stand around and freeze to see it in person. It’s the same for the circus and has been for as long as I can remember. My parents tell a story about being all excited to take me to a circus in Houston when I was about three and after it started, I looked up at them and said, “Is this the circus?”

Disappointed to the extreme.

Colman handled the flights with no problems at all. I’m hoping nothing happened that I can’t see, but his oxygen saturations stayed good the whole time–if my eyeballing him is any indication–and he had great energy the entire trip. I feel hopeful that we can start working some air travel back into our schedules. I think everyone in our family was getting sick of the road trip.

After we got back from New York, Colman finished up Cotillion. I’ve seen no improvement whatsoever in the manners category, so I stand firm in the belief it’s a complete waste of money.

Mother/Son Dance.

Mother/Son Dance.

Unless you’re in it to have fun. In which case, Colman excelled.

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7 thoughts on “November has been all about fun

  1. I use to take Tori every year to New York, determined to expand her mind to theatre, art, every culture under our sun and noon, made a foodie out if her while I prefer grilled cheese and PB&J SANDWICH over anything but Lobster(oh And I do make the best fish tacos you’ll ever sink your teeth into outside if an authentic Mexican restaurant).
    You have a way of making the most basic and average update sound like we are right there with you experiencing what you are and that my new friend, is a compliment on a high plain because it’s what I’ve done for a living most of my life!
    You’ve got a natural gift and so glad you had two back-to-back celebrations, well…maybe three with Coleman finishing Cotillion! My step-kids at that age would have talked themselves into “Cotillion is just a fancy word for KARATE”!!

  2. Glad you’re back in the blogging business. I have to agree with you on Cotillion – it has made ZERO difference at my dinner table!

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