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Monday, June 11, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge bike ride

Last night, Alex, Toby and I rode across the Brooklyn Bridge. Manhattan looked beautiful in front of a bright pink sunset, and it was one of those perfect New York moments. Toby's still working on his smile for photos, and I thought this smile was a great one! What a bunny. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Update: Thanks for your comments. My sunglasses are from Lookmatic. My specific pair (Colt) is sold out, but I also like the Harpers and Wayfarers. xo

74 comments:

Sharon said...

How awesome that you get to bike with Toby! He's growing up to be the cutest boy.

Hilary Nicole said...

New York City was a beautiful one. My friend and I wandered down to Little Italy for dinner and dessert at our favorite restaurant. It was such a peaceful night.

PS Toby looks so sweet, haha!

XX Hilary

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, was such a perfect night! :)

Lauren Ashley said...

What a special family moment! Thank you for sharing.
xo!

Giulia said...

Aw, this just made my morning. I woke with a fever but am now smiling:)

Mihaeko said...

I'm always in awe of the evening light from Brooklyn. What a beautiful, peaceful way to wind up your weekend.

melanie said...

love it! I adore NY! and his smile, too cute!

Aubrey said...

So cute! What a great little family activity :) PS. A bit random but if anyone has any B&B suggestions for a weekend getaway to Mt. Washington it would be greatly appreciated!! =)

Adriane /// The A and B Stories said...

He's beyond adorable! What a great picture of you two!

Rebecca said...

super cute! my just-two-year-old is working on his smile too, but it mostly still looks like a grimace! We've been saying, "Say cheese! Show your teeth!" enough that he now refers to his front teeth as his "cheese teeth". Ha!

Aja Lake [the gold hat.] said...

my gosh, that smile is adorable!

xx,
Aja Lake
the gold hat.

myheartscontentblog.com said...

That photo smile is hilarious. My toddler son's photo small is HIDEOUS and he does it EVERY time. Toby is winning so far.

Love the idea of a bike ride - may need to persuade my boys to head out this evening for a quick one.

~ Dellah ~ said...

Lol... I love that Toby is working on his smile. My boys are cheesballs too and love being in photos but sometimes the oldest smiles so hard his cheeks raise so high it looks like his eyes are closed,he used to do it all the time in school pictures. Over the years we told people to never tell him to say "cheese", just smile!

The boys and I explored Brooklyn bridge park 2 or 3 weeks ago and loved it, so much that we didn't have a chance to walk it back into the city but it's still on our list.

inspirationfiles said...

I agree, that grin is the best!! So innocent and full of happiness :)

Celeste said...

His smile/grimace is so cute!

It looks like he had the best time every riding bikes. How fun!

Celeste said...

*ever

Clare Christine said...

That sounds like a fantastic adventure, I love seeing the pictures! I hope you had a great weekend and have a wonderful Monday.

Toodles,
Twirling Clare
http://twirlingclare.blogspot.com/

Tee said...

Fun! Oh my, Toby looks *so* much like Alex, especially with that little smile.

alissa b said...

how cute! what a fun little adventure for you guys :)

alissa b
http://alissab.us

RosieB said...

Toby looks so grown up! Sounds like you had a lovely time :)

www.ciderwithrosiebee.blogspot.com

The Intrepid French Learner said...

What a great photo!

More biking posts, please. :-) Somehow, the first time I stumbled upon your blog, it was through a search related to biking, and that was how I fell in love with the blog.

AVY said...

One of the best feelings in the world. Tastes like freedom.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Katie said...

Toby looks just like Alex in that picture!

Erin said...

People beat me to it, but Toby looks like Alex in miniature in that photo! (with a much cuter helmet, though :)

Jesse said...

what a cutie pie. my son is already hamming it up for the iphone at 4 months old. p.s. this post makes me miss bike riding so much!

ElsaD said...

Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

CamMi Pham said...

Is that your son he is so adorable

x
Cammi
http://www.cammilicious.com

Kerikins said...

So sweet! Where are your sunglasses from? They are fabulous!

VιcκyBeL said...

oh I am jealouus:)
hehe
so nice:)
I would love to be in NYC..
you look very huppy:)

http://xouxounitsa.blogspot.com

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, toby looks just like alex, you're so right!! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

Kerikins, they're from lookmatic -- you order them online. xoxo thanks!

Caroline, No. said...

You are SO LUCKY to live there! Love it so much and don't know when I'll be able to get back. x

Melissa Blake said...

What an adorable photo!! A summer bike ride sounds perfect!

Shannon said...

Haha, I can totally relate, my 2 year old is working on his smile too, he says Chheeeeezzzeee! And then like fake smiles, its hilarious!

I'm dying to move to New York, especially Brooklyn, biking across the Brooklyn Bridge is one of those things I've always wanted to do. So sweet. :)

Shannon
www.11thandshannon.com

Trina said...

That is a great Toby smile. My niece, who's 2 1/2, tends to have a baring of teeth when she smiles for photos. :) Have to work on getting those corners turned up...

Your sunset bike ride reminds me of the little jaunt my bf and I took out to Half Moon Bay yesterday. The weather in the Bay Area was gorgeous, but we skirted the traffic by having dinner later in the afternoon, then going for a beach stroll afterward. By the time we drove back home, shadows were falling on the flower farms and fields were they grow pumpkins and Christmas trees, but still light out. Magical time of day.

treasuretromp.com said...

how fantastic! I've never been across the Brooklyn bridge before but it looks beautiful

Treasure Tromp

elizabeth said...

How fun! What a cute picture smile! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Olga said...

Hahahah. "What a bunny." You guys are the cutest.

cheryl denise said...

how sweet! i hope you weren't one of those bikers who screamed at innocent newbies to the bridge who didn't know that i could only walk on one side ;)

a peek of chic

anne. said...

Oh my, I'd love to try riding my bike across the Brookyln Bridge. This would be such a great activity to add to my husband and I's trip to NYC this fall. And Toby is such a cutie!

That's Not My Age said...

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. I've walked it a fair few times but would love to cycle across Brooklyn Bridge.

christine said...

Oh wow, he's getting soooo big!

Eleanor said...

What a sweet photo. I think his smile looks a little bit like Alex's smile, minus the bunny-aspect. :)

Sabra said...

Adorable!

Pamela RG said...

This shows that the best things in life are free!

Lucy and Lloyd said...

I got married on the Brooklyn Bridge, so I especially love this post! If I lived there, I would have to bike across with my 21 month old as often as possible!

Tess said...

My family and I went to NY for the first time last week, and we used your NY travel guide to see the sights! We walked across the brooklyn bridge at midnight on our last night... a little scary riding the subway that late, but a great way to end the trip! I love knowing exactly what you're talking about :) thanks for the travel tips! We had a great time!

wildchild said...

ha he is just the cutest.

Beth said...

My daughter posted pics of the beautiful sunset! gorgeous! Toby is doll...love that smile!

giulia said...

you made me dream about NY with this photo

VLS said...

Joanna, this is so funny. I love your very European side, always taking into consideration the Brits and the French in culture, style and child-rearing. Here you say,"he's still working on his smile for photos." I think it would be poignant to show this to the French, who truly cannot understand our crazy huge camera-ready forced smiles in every photo. I always tell them "it's just what we are raised to do, we cant imagine any other way to be in pictures.".
It's one oddity chez les américains that I can totally appreciate from the French perspective, but still, I wouldn't put on a pouty face or blank stare in a photo for anything.

anu said...

How adorable, Joanna! Toby looks a lot like your brother, no?

Nicole said...

I used to love biking with my parents! Toby has a great camera smile! :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous smile!

Olive said...

I absolutely adore your posts on life in New York. I've only visited the city once in my life but I came home completely fascinated by the place. I cannot wait to visit again.

Erin Althea said...

Hahahaha! so cute! He looks so much like your hubby!

Tiffany said...

ahh brookly bridge is just so beautiful. then again, where in ny isn't it? I'm 5 months here and am still as excited as day 1!

tiffany of camp1899 said...

what a sweet thing to capture.. learning your smile for photos, love this! t.

Joanna Goddard said...

tess, i'm so glad you had a great time!! xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

anu, yes, a lot of people say that! i don't see it, but i think i know them both too well :)

the lil bee said...

SOOO sweet, he's still working on his smile for photos! OMG that just killed me. He is such a bunny:)

Bridget said...

You and I are sunglasses twins! :)

anu said...

Really? Look here!

http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2007/07/week-of-nick.html

(I was reading some of your VERY early posts a few days back and came across this one and thought it was Toby!)

martyna said...

perfect photo of perfect bridge!

Kate said...

Sounds like so much fun! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Miss Margarita said...

You look so cute!

Nest said...

Man, that smile slays me. Just slays me.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

he is such a mini alex in this photo!!

kaela said...

he is looking like an exact mini-you and alex....such a cutie pie.

Eva said...

I love your blog Joanna! And this photo of Brooklyn Bridge and the feeling you are describing just made me speachless! A perfect New York moment... And it makes me want to pack my bags and take my little family to NY this minute. Hope to go soon...

Eva said...

oh and I love reading about your tips for travelling with babies/kids! As a first time mom every tip is welcome!
//eva
http://blogg.mama.nu/moamamma

Anonymous said...

very cute smile! bless!

kerry @ withmycamera.com said...

that is a total ALEX smile!! he looks so much like his papa there :)

Julia Ionov said...

Nice photos you got there. That sweet smile of your baby. Thanks for sharing this one! Hope you enjoy your day too.
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