Sunday, December 14, 2008

weekend fun

Last year my sister and I experimented with joint cookie-making, to great success. It's so much easier to do the whole rolling-baking-decorating-cleaning thing when two adults are involved, let me tell you. So this year we made it a whole-family event and waited until a Saturday when everyone could chip in.

sugar + kids + holiday = superfund cookies. That frosting below is actually a neon green, just to give you a little perspective on the situation.

Yes, one in the mouth and one in the hand. Do you feel my pain?

After all that excitement, we needed a little walk. A quick trip to the new Gehry-designed science library on the Princeton campus was in order. You really can't see it behind the Serra sculpture, there. This is a peaceful-looking photo, but that's because you can't hear the three kids hollering inside the walls of the sculpture to make echos.

I think everyone had fun. And everyone had sugar. Don't forget the sugar.

Brooke wrote about photo booths the other day, particularly the one at Bubby's in Brooklyn. How coincidental; we had plans to meet friends there this afternoon!

DUMBO, where Bubby's is located, stands for District Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass. To get to the restaurant, we walked walk under the bridge. Nice view of the Brooklyn Bridge, as well.

Before we could go to brunch, Tsia needed to throw some rocks into the water. New York kids don't get to do that very often.

A good time was had by all. Lots of food, too.

Then Tsia took charge of the camera. Those condiments are almost a cityscape when seen from her perspective.

And of course we had to try out the photo booth. So this is for Brooke:

Lesson learned: I should learn to be vain enough to check my hair before doing things like this. What is that strange curl in the middle of my forehead?


  1. What a fun day! Your cookies look like ours turn out every year. :)

  2. Haha I always thought it stood for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Sounds a bit more official your way

  3. There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead...when she was good, she was very, very good....and when she was bad, she was horrid! LOL

    Your posting reminded me of that. I always had some wonky thing going on with my hair and to this day I suffer from bedhead, sometimes all day.

    Loved your photos.

  4. Oh man, I know that booth well.. I should have carved my initials into it or something! I'm so glad you get to enjoy it, if I can't!

  5. wow! N.Y. is so beautiful?!!

  6. Sugar cookies! One of the things I still want to do before this holiday week is over! Looks yummy and fun!

    I LOVE Serra. Don't worry about the curl! The pics are cute! (But I know the feeling of looking at a pic and thinking, do I REALLY look like that every day? Aack!)

    Have a very Happy New Year!

  7. What amazing photos! Sites of New York City make my heart yearn. Of all the places in the world I long to someday see, that is number 1.

    Love the photo of your girlie with her cookie. That blouse looks vaguely familiar . . . :)