May is one of those months for us, my birthday, Mother’s Day followed by Taylor’s birthday all falling in a one week period. Two blonde bulls born seven days yet thirty-two years apart. Probably explains why we butt heads sometimes.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR

May 20, 2010by tracey Comments

May is one of those months for us, my birthday, Mother’s Day followed by Taylor’s birthday all falling in a one week period.

Two blonde bulls born seven days yet thirty-two years apart. Probably explains why we butt heads sometimes.

I don’t have tons of photos for this day as  Taylor goes in my camera and erases many of them when I’m not looking.
It was a lovely day and I will try and recreate it the best I can.

We did start the day waking her up and giving her gifts.  We have no photos from this part of the birthday day.   I promised her I would not take any photos at seven thirty am.

She came down to my office at one and we went to a wonderful little place called Gottino she and our friend Sara found in the Village. It’s tiny and sort of perfect.

They make their eggs in a cappuccino machine. Now I did not see this but it sounds quite extraordinary, if I had watched perhaps I could try it at home. But they were amazing tasting, as was everything else.  They have a garden in the back and had it not been so cold we would have been out there.  It looks like the perfect spot for a summer supper or late summer lunch.

We then took off on foot through the Village and found a real gelato place – that displays them just the way they do in Italy. The fact it’s also a pizzeria I found quite bizarre, as from the outside you would think it only a pizza place.

We wandered with the direction being Adorma the photography store so Taylor could get one of her gifts, something for her wonderful photos. But alas, they were closed for some Jewish holiday I had never heard of and they were closed for two days.  So we took a sentimental journey and wound up in Books Of Wonder so I could pretend for  a few minutes she was not nineteen but actually four and I read her Corduroy and Madeline.

The evening we had our good friend Maureen Lippe- Taylor and Taylor’s friend, and what has always felt like our third child Linnea Keys join us for dinner at Mercer Kitchen.

Lucy remembered half way through dinner she had paper do the next day and we were getting tired so the old and young folk went home after the cake and Taylor and Linnea went out to further celebrate.

Happy Birthday Taylor –  hard to believe you are 19 and May 19th, 1991 was so long ago. It really does feel like yesterday.

ALL THE GOOD PHOTOS ARE TAKEN BY TAYLOR, THE OTHERS ME, YOU CAN TOTALLY TELL WHICH IS WHICH

TAYLOR AT GOTTINO FOR BIRTHDAY LUNCH
THE GARDEN AT GOTTINO
EGGS MADE IN CAPUCCINO MACHINE
REAL ITALIAN GELATO AT A PLACE ON 6TH NEAR 10TH. THAT'S ALL I REMEMBER I WAS SO EXCITED I FORGOT TO GET THE NAME
BOOKS OF WONDER BEST KID'S BOOKSHOP IN THE CITY
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

TAYLOR'S FLOWERS, SENT BY LARRY, 2ND TIME IN ONE WEEK AND SALVA SAME THING. HER DAD SENT THE OTHERS.
MAUREEN LIPPE-TAYLOR
LUCY AND LINNEA

www.ilovegottino.com

www.booksofwonder.com

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