This past weekend I checked another day trip off my list! I visited Untermyer Park in Yonkers NY with JT and our adorable little nugget,Jude!
Give yourself a few hours to explore and enjoy everything. Untermyer is huge and the whole property is breathtaking. I recommend wearing comfortable sneakers... we hiked through the woods to get to some of the gardens! If you are bringing a baby or toddler, use a jogging stroller (like we did!) or a baby carrier. A regular stroller wont make it through the woods or down the grass hill along the long staircase. I also recommend arriving early... there are only 2 small parking lots. We got to the park at 8:30am, and easily got a spot. When we left both lots were full and cars were waiting for spots to open up.
When we left the park, it was time for lunch. We made the short drive over to Ridge Hill (also in Yonkers) and had a great meal at Yard House! Ridge Hill is a really nice outdoor shopping & entertainment center that reminds me of The Grove in California! We strolled around Ridge Hill for a bit and then it was time to head home.
I have been crazy busy trying to finish the nursery, making and shipping orders, and working on a birthday party. I have a long to-do list with a lot going on and I had planned on making our thank you notes to send out to friends and family who have sent us baby gifts for Baby T but I decided to give myself a break and buy them instead. I purchased these super cute lion thank you cards from Etsy shop Dotted and Dashed. They came awfully close to what I was planning on making myself! I made our thank you notes feel a little more special with colored pens, gold envelope seals and Janis Joplin postage.