Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Polo Match with Nacho and Harry

Bee one year ago!

I just got home from Governor's Island and put Bee to sleep! Cory on his bike somewhere in Brooklyn right now on his way home! We had an exciting day at our first polo match! Cory has the camera in his bag with the pictures we took so I thought I would first put two news articles about the event for your enjoyment!

Prince Harry plays charity polo match on last day of official U.S. visit

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Prince Harry, right, strikes the ball during the second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic match on Governors Island in New York Harbour on Saturday.Prince Harry, right, strikes the ball during the second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic match on Governors Island in New York Harbour on Saturday. (David Goldman/Associated Press)

Prince Harry, who is third in line to the British throne, played a polo match and helped raise money for a charity that supports AIDS orphans on Saturday, the final day of his first official trip to the United States.

The youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess of Wales played Saturday afternoon in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island in New York Harbour, where spectators included celebrities Madonna and Kate Hudson and fashion designer Marc Jacobs.

Harry's team won the match 6-5 and the proceeds from the event will benefit the Sentebale charity that the prince set up with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho for impoverished children in that African nation.

Earlier Saturday, Harry and Seeiso toured Harlem's Children Zone, a community organization that offers families social and educational services in New York City.

Dubbed "the party prince," Harry is a much-watched member of the Royal Family, regularly making newspaper headlines with his party escapades and brushes with scandal. Several years ago, he apologized for wearing a Nazi swastika arm band to a friend's costume party.

But a different Harry emerged during his two-day U.S. visit, which began Friday in New York City where he visited Ground Zero, a garden memorializing Sept. 11 victims and a veterans centre in Manhattan. The trip is being paid for by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The prince is scheduled to leave for England on Saturday evening.

"It's been wonderful, it's been a whirlwind," he said Saturday. "I haven't had a chance to let the jet lag set in, and it's time to go already."

Another article with my comments!

Prince Harry ends NY trip with polo, champagne

NEW YORK (AFP) — Britain's Prince Harry ended his first trip (hard to believe it was his first) to New York on Saturday with victory at a charity polo match and a dousing in champagne.

The prince, 24, projected a newly serious image on his two-day visit to the Big Apple, kicking off his first official foreign trip by paying homage at Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 attacks.

But he was back to his glamour-loving ways Saturday at the star-studded game on Governor's Island in the Hudson River, with Manhattan's skyscrapers the dramatic backdrop.

Riding a chestnut-colored pony called Serena (after the game Bee got to pet this horse!) he helped his team win 6-5 before an adoring crowd.

Well-heeled guests and celebrities in sunglasses, suits, tiny dresses and large hats sipped Veuve Clicquot champagne, which sponsored the event, as they watched from white pavilions. (Bee met a lot of wealthy people today!)

On the other side of the pitch(I learned that this is what the call the grass playing field), hundreds of members of an enthusiastic public lay on the grass, roasting in the sun. (we did not roast as we set up our blanket in the shade)

All afternoon, the "mwah mwah" of air kisses mingled with the shutter snaps of paparazzi cameras and thud of galloping polo ponies.

Argentine model and professional polo player Nacho Figueras (the crowd loved him! I guess I have been in the dark because I had never heard of him. Link to a video about him), who captained the losing team, told AFP that Prince Harry was a "good player."

He dismissed suggestions before the game -- staged to raise money for Prince Harry's Lesotho children's charity Sentebale -- that he might go easy on his royal rival.

"When we're on the polo field we are all equal. That's the way he'd like it," said Figueras, whose appearance caused exclamations of admiration from several female journalists, including one gushing: "You're so tall!"

After the match, the famously hard-partying Prince Harry was soaked in champagne.

Figueras sprayed the third in line to the British throne, who then drank from a champagne-filled trophy -- and sprayed a mouthful of bubbly back.

The red-headed prince is notorious for his late nights out and occasional PR gaffes, but is seen as one of the world's most eligible bachelors.

While New York is brimming with celebrities, the son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana has clearly made a mark.

Invitees to the polo match included Madonna, Chloe Sevigny and fashion designer Marc Jacobs (Cory saw him).

Rapper LL Cool J said he was thrilled (Cory saw him too).

"It's very cool he came over from London for it," he said.

The rapper, sporting diamond ear rings and shadowed by an enormous bodyguard in a black suit, said there was "a certain mystery" about royals.

The closest he'd got to royalty, LL Cool J joked, was Queens -- a decidedly down-to-earth area of New York City.

This was Prince Harry's first time to New York and first trip abroad as official representative of Buckingham Palace.

He began on Friday with wreath-laying at Ground Zero, site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack against the World Trade Center.

He then named the British Garden in Manhattan in honor of the 67 Britons killed on 9/11 and met with veterans at a military hospital.

Prince Harry spitting champagne on Nacho after the game

LL Cool J and his wife Simone

Prince Harry addressing the crowd
Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras (face of Polo's Black cologne).

Last year we tried to go the polo match but when we got to the ferry they told us it was cancelled due to rain. Turns out they ended up playing but we didn't get to see it!

Bee was in my bell! 19 weeks!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stop and Smell the Roses

Come here and read my mommy's blog about me!I mean it, you must read this blog or I will give you the Baby Bee Stare!

Bee looks really cute in the handmade sweater by Joe's mom!
Wednesday is Children's Museum Day! Joe and Cristina came too!
This is one of Bee's favorite rooms. It has a huge screen that plays different dances.

World Brooklyn with Cory, Joe, Cristina and Bee!
Bee having fun in the mirror with Cristina!
They are cute!
The biggest snake ever!
Bee on the scooter! She is clapping with happiness!
Tuesday at the BBG! The roses are in bloom! It was amazing to see how much the garden can change in one week. Last Tuesday there were no roses in bloom at all! Bee was sleeping in her stroller.

I was on the hunt for the best smelling rose!
Would you believe this one smelt exactly like my Grandma Asta's perfume!!!
Bryna and Felix stopping to smell the roses!

This was Bryna's favorite!I liked how the rose was growing on the pathway!
Pretty in Pink
Cory liked the big purple Clematis flowers!
Do you see what I see?
Two Bees!!!
This rose had the most amazing smell! Unlike any rose I had ever smelled before!
You can barely see Cory pushing Bee! Next week I am going to take the same picture to see how much the garden has changed!
Like Fire!
Is this real?
Yellow roses are my favorite!
I wanted to take some home with me so I can smell them all I want! I guess that is why we wear perfume!

Memorial Day Monday we went to Mt. Prospect for some sunshine!
Bee is watching a group of guys play soccer as she crawls off the blanket to find more interesting objects!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!
I hope everyone has today off to enjoy the sunshine! I think we will go to the park today!
Bee is wearing a vintage dress that was part of my mom's collection. I also have a blue one just like it! Where is Bee's twin when I need her?
I think the tag is really cute too! Sister Sue!!!

Bee can crawl?! Almost! More like an army crawl right now! But she can get to where she wants to go!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Secret To Silky Smooth Baby Skin In 8 Easy Steps!

Friday was beach day!
We took the B train to Brighton Beach then walked the 10 minute walk to Manhattan Beach. It was a great day for the beach! Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Bee's first time in the ocean! The water was a little chilly!

Get ready...I have found the secret to baby soft skin! Please be sure to follow each step exactly as instructed.
Step 1: Hang out with a good friend before treatments begin.
Step 2: Talk with your friend about fun and new exciting things. Learn something from them!
Step 3: Soak in the sun and God's beautiful creations.
Step 4: Be careful not to get too much sun. So, relax in the shade by yourself.
Step 5: Place sweet potatoes everywhere. Don't worry if they get on your clothes. They will wash out.
Step 6: Here is where you can get creative. Take avocados and place them on our body. Pay special attention to the area between your eyes. Most people neglect this part of the body. For a real treat mix in a little more sweet potato or even try a little mashed banana.

Step 7: (not pictured) Rinse your entire body with warm water.
Step 8: (not pictured) Get a full 12 hours of sleep.

That's it! I hope everyone's skin will be as smooth as a babies bottom!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Reunited at Last!

Yesterday (Wednesday 5/21) We headed into the city for the afternoon. I had a dentist appointment at 3pm but we went early to hang out. We took the Q train to Canal Street. Cory went walking with Bee while I went and scoped out a couple of fabric/craft stores I had heard about. They had everything I could possible want and more!

We ate at the NYC Dosa Man in Washington Square Park.

Washington Square Park just reopened after being renovated since 2007. They moved the fountain less than 10ft to line it up with the arch. The fountain is a lot of fun on a warm day! Very refreshing!

2006 Annie in the old fountain!
2007 Mimi Marlene in the old fountain doing her impression of me!
2009 Annie and Bee in the new fountain!

Align CenterBee's feet in the water for the first time!

In Union Square Bee ran into her long lost twin!
Meet "August." Born 5 days before Bee in Manhattan! More like 5 minutes a apart!
Video clip of Bee and August talking to each other!

Bee loves to be an airplane!

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