a hot weekend of parties

June 28, 2010 |  Category:   friends life

Guys, the weather in NY this weekend was hot. No, no, you don’t understand. Don’t complain to me about your warm 85 degree weather when I’m talking temps in the 90s H.O.T. Still, even though I would personally have rather stayed home with the AC on, we spent most of the weekend outdoors. While Mark was down at the Food Film Festival, I was at back to back birthday parties in Prospect Park and playdates with the girls on Saturday, and back to the Park for another class picnic on Sunday where Claudine got a little diploma. It was a busy social weekend, even if I did have to take 5 showers over 2 days just to cool off. Also, this all day activity and running around in the sun all weekend is for the birds. Or at least young people. My aching back, feet and sciatic pain is making me feel really old.

We ended our weekend with a lemonade stand in front of our building. Mia’s been asking to do one for ages so we set up some leftover limeade and cookies from Saturday’s event. The girls held their attention in and out of those 2 hours so Mark felt like he was back at the Flea as he ended up pouring Limeade and ice in cups to “customers”. If you were lucky enough to pass by, you would have had regular Flea goods at a highly discounted price. In the end, the girls made $18 (not bad!) and yes, it was mostly from neighbors who came out after I posted on Facebook. But that’s what neighbors are for, right?

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  • quyen huynh June 28, 2010 at 3:19 am

    haha, the story of claudine and the book is too funny. my 5 yo son is asking all sorts of questions about his body and i don’t quite know how to navigate it yet. so tricky! as always, the photos of the girls are fantastic!

  • bridget June 28, 2010 at 9:18 am

    these pictures are so cute.

  • mellany June 28, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I know this heat is terrible ( I live in Philly and it’s the same here). I saw that book in Rite Aid a few months ago, and I too stared at that same page for like 5 minutes…I couldn’t believe how graphic it was, for a cartoon drawing.

  • kate June 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

    ha! the story about claudine & the book kills me.
    it’s seriously too too hot out. I’m not built for this weather some days.

  • Caddy June 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

    The pics are lovely. I love your lemonade stand story. 😀 Those capes are adorable!

  • bronwyn June 28, 2010 at 11:51 am

    The girls look really excited about the lemonade stand. 😉 It looks like the end of a hot weekend. The book – OMG – I would DIE. My little one asks LOTS of questions. Nope, not ready.

  • Jenna June 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    bronwyn, the girls look like that because it’s so freaking hot!!!!

  • Jane June 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Heat? Sunshine? Summer? What’s that?? I live on the west (wet!) coast of Canada, and its, well, wet. And cold. 13 degrees c today….and POURING…I’ll take half your heat, and you can have half my cold, and we’ll both be happy 🙂

  • unha June 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    LOL.. ok.. that was too funny..
    K got stuck in chicago and didn’t end up at the house until 7pm. <– eek. good thing we moved the date.

  • Renita June 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Hilarious … it’s summer time!

  • ftenshin June 28, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    haha… the story of Miss C and the book is so funny!
    Love your pics as always… the colours are so vibrant and fully representative of summer 🙂
    I live in Singapore and it’s hot ALL year round, so i totally get what you mean about the heat. I wish we could have parties on sidewalks like you did!

  • carolyn June 29, 2010 at 4:53 am

    oooh I would swap with you right now. Today we had the coldest Sydney day in 30 years (remember– the houses here have no heat!). I love the capes. I’m in a cape-making phase at the moment and just made a bunch for Charlie’s preschool. That pic of Claudine studying the tampon page cracks me up!

  • anon. June 29, 2010 at 9:33 am

    We’ve been over 100 for an entire week, oh, and my city sits in a bowl, so the humidity factor makes the outdoors feel like hot soup. Even my aunt from New Orleans declares my city is hotter.

    Eight years old. My mom drew me all the pictures, and I will never forget the day I learned the BIG secret of adult life. I was always asking, and finally, one day, didn’t accept that babies just appeared for a mommy and daddy.

  • gillian June 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Really too cute. I have four, three are girls, and they are much more interested in that book BEFORE the info is actually needed.

  • Andrew Thornton June 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Oh, I cracked up hard when I read about Claudine and the book! Ha ha ha!

    When Azalea was potty training, she’d often times would go in with Cynthia and she would show her how it was done. This happened even through certain times of the month. Apparently Azalea paid attention and started using panty-liners in her underwear “because mama did”. At first we were all mildly horrified and bemused, but then we saw the benefits… panty-liners cut down on skid-marks for the newly initiated to cleaning up after one poohs.

  • Kristen June 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    The picture of Claudine with that book is hilarious! And the caption makes it even better. I had no idea American Girl was so “advanced”!!