Baby, It’ Cold Outside- Don’t Believe The Hype

Courtesy of Instagram
Courtesy of Instagram
This morning, the snow and view from my window was all too intriguing. Zac woke up full of excitement anticipating his interaction with all of this beauty and eagerly got dressed to start the day. I usually have second thoughts about taking him out in the snow but every time those questions arise, I think back to my own childhood and remember the days I enjoyed making snow angels and snow ball fights… But then, I snap into reality and think about the cold he’d just gotten over. Well, today my adolescence won and I triple layered Zac to brave the snow, taking the scenic route to the grocery store.
(Pardon the brief profanity)
Now, there’s been a lot about this magical un-melting snow in New York City. Ive seen several dozen videos regarding this and did a little investigation. To put it simply, dry snow+ dry air+ trying to melt fire= sublimation. Basically, because our air and temperatures have been so low and dry, the snow has difficulty melting as we know it. So instead of seeing actual liquid when fire is place, it vaporizes. We’ve all learned this in school at some point. Don’t believe the hype lol. 
The government’s not after us with this one lol.
So, I’d like to know, how did YOU spend your snow day?
Did you fall for the hype?
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Zac’s First Music Class

This week, Zachary and I were invited to participate in his Grandfather- Matthew Jamison’s Musical instruction class, Feed Your Mind Music. It’s an awesome opportunity for children to develop musical skills and engage in extra-curricular activities at no cost. After school on Tuesdays and Saturdays, two musical instructors teach children the concepts of music from an interactive perspective. I was a little nervous with Zac being the youngest in the class but found myself amazed at his level of concentration. This guy THOROUGHLY enjoyed the class although, I found myself being a Mommy and stepping in to assist him despite the skilled instructor doing a great job at directing.

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Staten Island Ferry with Zac!

There are very few people who are on Zac’s “Favorites” list. My sister Seanice (aka Auntie Niecey) happens to be one of them… So much of a favorite; he begged to go on an “adventure”, meeting her at the Staten Island Ferry after work today. After waiting half an hour for her boat to arrive, we decided to make the slightly sleepy Zac’s adventure even more exciting. We walked around the deepest corners and attacked the nearest Dunkin Donuts for their 99c any size iced coffee. While my sister and I basked in the great large coffees, Zac enjoyed his fancy cup of free warm milk. I find the best way to keep my chipmunk awake when he feels his bed calling to create moments of adventure. Any everyday task  like “The Book Museum”/ The Library or “The Clothes Museum”/ H&M becomes a wonderland waiting to be explored.  The adventure ended as the three of us raced to the empty Wall St station… of course Zac beat us to the finish line.

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And We’re Off!! To the Book Museum

Zac wearing Gap Newsboy cap, H&M polo, Gap Bike Tie, Zara Pant, H&M High Top

Zac’s two favorite things I MUST PACK… Crackers and Thomas

Brooklyn Museum 

For the past 2 months, Zac has been asking to visit the “Moozeeahhm”…
His Grandpa took him on an awesome trip to the historical Brooklyn Museum a few months back and he can’t seem to get it out his noggin. On Mom.Me-Sun days, I ask him what it is he’d like to do and of course, the “Moozeeahhm” pops up as an option. So, we’ve visited DOZENS of self-made museums thus far….
The “Clothes” Museum…
The “Bank” Museum
and my favorite…
The “Grocery” Museum.
Most recently on our day-cations, we visited the “Book Museum” otherwise known as the
His excitement and enthusiasm made me the happiest person in the world!
We’ve gone to many libraries before but this one seemed to make a lasting impression. Everyone was so friendly and the massive front entrance left seating for us to eat our snacks, run around,  and take in the sun. We took a walk over to the Brooklyn Museum and walked around (or as Zac calls it- an adventure) the outside of the museum.
Most Brooklynites know, the Museum hosts Target First Saturdays… free events every first Saturday from 5pm-11pm showcasing artwork, film, and live music. On those days (particularly the first Saturday of the month) where there’s absolutely nothing to do and I wanna dress up (or down) to get out of the house, I head to first saturdays. Its a great way to meet people and add to cultural insight.
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MomMe Father’s Day Fun Fact!

Some folks may not know…

My very own Zac is not only the cutest but has a name with dope meaning.
7 Months pregnant, I was reading the Bible frustrated and unsure of a name for my future Swag Prince.
I knew it had to be cool.
Had to be “hire worthy”.
Had to have great meaning.
I came across the book of Zechariah. 
The story took me into a world where I couldn’t stop reading.
The name “Zechariah” means “God remembers”.
At that moment I decided the name Zachary Sean Clarke was the money maker!
Zac” during play time.
Zachary Sean” to get his attention
and “Zechariah” when I mean business.
His middle name is also cool dedication to my DAD Sean Clarke.
It only made sense to honor my fathers passing in the life of my son.
Zac was born the date before my Dads passing
Creepy, huh? lol

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Just Can’t Let Go!

Zac has been growing all too quickly!
I haven’t been all too brave as far as letting him start school. 
I know it sounds a bit silly but, I find that the more kids are exposed to… well… OTHER kids, they can become slightly… different.
I’m somewhat nervous of Zac picking up phrases or habits I don’t support at home.
As unrealistic as that sounds, I fought my fears and took my chipmunk to experience a trial day at a neighboring day care I grew up in.
Although I didn’t show up in time, here’s the gear I intended him to wear, lol

Baby Gap Hat, H&M Bow-tie, H&M Button Down, Baby Gap Crew Neck Sweater, H&M Skinnies

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Chill Before the Storm

Church this Sunday went pretty well. My Mom was able to make it out seeing as we had a mini car accident on our way out last Sunday.
I was able to catch a few flicks on the way…
My chipmunk looked mighty handsome I must say.

Zac’s Outfit: Feu Follet Peacoat, H&M Bow Tie, H&M Sweater, H&M Dress Shirt, H&M Pants, Converse, Gap Hat

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Hurricane Whomever!

Hurricane Sandy?!
Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Whomever!
Many jokes have been made the past few days regarding Hurricane Sandy. Some folks have even gone as far as stepping out their homes, taking photo’s on instagram with quotes saying “Sandy ain’t got nothing on me”, meanwhile electrical wires are snapping from their connectors, trees uprooting, and fires starting within a moments notice. No, this is not to draw unnecessary fear and let the news overtake your homes but, BY GEORGE, use wisdom. Don’t be like my uncle (who will remain unnamed) who couldn’t get through to his job and wasn’t sure if it would be open since “it doesn’t look so bad”, leave the house at 6am, wait 2hrs for a bus, until a police officer tells him to get back in the house.

Hey guys, their are 60mph winds out there. Use wisdom.
In the MEANTIME, I’ve been on Instagram and playing Scramble with Friends as a source of entertainment living off the hash tag #HurricaneWhoever.
Follow me as the boredom continues @NinaSoAwesome
Hurricane Sandy at FoodTown on Instagram

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Sunday Morning with Zac!

Zac and I have been pretty busy lately. Between my new job at The Gap, early mornings and late nights, apartment hunting, we haven’t had much time to update MomMe. Although we have been absent, there are much photographs to document the happenings!

This Sunday in particular, we took on the journey of traveling to Freeport, Long Island for church. Of course, I took an extra hour to get ready, missed the scheduled train, hopped in a cab, to wind up 30 minutes early for the next bus. All was well. It gave us extra time to take photographs of Zac in his super cute bow tie! Believe it or not, I found it in H&M’s Mens department while shopping with my good friend Fred “The Writer” Green

Herringbone Gap Hat Gap Outlet Varsity Jacket H&M Men’s BowTie H&M Boys Button Down Green H&M Skinnies The Children’s Place Renegade Shoe

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