Life in New York lately

Hi there!  

I hope you have been enjoying this crazy amazing Spring weather(yep, I started this blogpost last week). I have been wanting to share bits and pieces of our new life here in New York, but quite frankly I have not been very motivated to do so. My heart and mind have been completely focus on one general purpose: Set up home, making a life here and that includes places, spaces and relationships. 

My heart's desire has been for us as a family to feel happy and comfortable in our new New York! I'm glad to report that we have been enjoying ourselves here, we absolutely love our neighborhood and are extremely grateful for the opportunity to live here. New York, you are my dream city.

We have discovered the public library and the wonderful programs that they have available at our local branch. 

We have...

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Taken a few trips to Chipotle because its such a familiar thing for them and stems back from our Ohio days.

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We have gotten to explore our beautiful neighborhood on a daily basis. This Spring flowers all over the brownstones in my neighborhood are just insane, they seriously brighten my day and make me so happy to be here. Ah, how I love color!!!

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And of course, crafts. I'm making a habit of hanging their creations on display somewhere visible in the house. Their ceramic butterflies are now embellishing the plant area in the back and Dominika loves pointing out its her art work right there, too cute!

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At this particular place, Dominika asked for mami to take a photo. She wanted one with "Jacinto". This girl, I'll tell you. She loves deeply.

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We have had several playdates by now with new friends. I know this makes the kids happy at a deep level. Mark and Dominika are both extroverted children and love having friends over or going to people's houses to play. Our very first playdate was the second week we moved here! My friend Kathryn invited us over a few days after we met, she is such a sweetheart.

More beauty!

More beauty!

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With his friend Reese playing this awesome game that actually makes you think hard and problem solve, I love it! Mark Jacinto, Dominika and I started swimming at the gym. I honestly didn't expect to like it that much but its such a wonderful bonding experience with them. 

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Ever since I told him that singing to the plants "helps them grow", he has been singing to them everyday!! Well, I guess there was truth to that because they are now quite grown. I can instagram their progress some time.

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These silly kiddos! on our way to the playground to meet with nuevos amigos. They bring so much joy to my life.

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Walking the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time was fantastic!

Tapas date night in Midtown with my sweety. Can't wait to explore more with him.

Tapas date night in Midtown with my sweety. Can't wait to explore more with him.

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There is one of many qualities that I find irresistible about my girl.. She has an uncanny ability to find common ground with people in her own unique way. She loves Ethan and Ethan likes her, yet they are generations apart. This keps happening quite often lately.

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Oh, when my Mark Jacinto got that soccer medal! I would never forget the expression on his face.

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Sometimes Dominika and I go on dates and love to start our day with an egg and cheese croissant. One of many things we share in common;)

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Friendship have no limits when it comes to age. Dominika's friend Vico and her clicked right from the beginning. They met at the playground and one day Vico brought her a cute gift. At night night time, Dominika prays for her friend Vico. She seriously melts my heart.

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Mark Jacinto learned about Earth day and he has been taking his role to take care of the earth quite seriously. 

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Mark Jacinto is in this new season of life were he thoroughly enjoys games, especially Monopoly. The other day we took over three hours to finish it. Apparently there is a junior Monopoly which I'm curious to see how that goes. 

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One of my favorite meals to make at home lately! Baked tilapia (forgot the capers that time), brown rice and delicious brussel sprouts!

One of my favorite meals to make at home lately! Baked tilapia (forgot the capers that time), brown rice and delicious brussel sprouts!

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Excited about our new grinder and drip coffee cup. On weekends, I love to get a cup of joe right after I rise. Dominika is loving toddler class and has met a cute little friend she affectionately calls "sister".

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Our library nearby has really great classes we are grateful for. On rainy days, our local library has been our go to.

Decorating and crafting.

Decorating and crafting.

Cheeky girl oyu.

Cheeky girl oyu.

Yes, we kind of like them a little much;-)

Yes, we kind of like them a little much;-)

Learning Chess!

Learning Chess!

We like to bake our cake and eat it too;)

We like to bake our cake and eat it too;)

Shake shack after shopping with Minnie.

Shake shack after shopping with Minnie.

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So yeah, its been almost 2 months since we moved!! Can you believe that?! This place feels very much like home to us now. Thanks for tuning in to our glimpses of everyday life. 

Stay tune for more..