Sunday, December 09, 2012

NYC Day 1

We did it!

  Kids never knew and they were completely surprised. New luggage, new coats, new hats, new boots, new cold weather gear and NYC! As most of you know, we value experience and travel much more than we do materialistic items. Nothing wrong with them.....and truth be told, we'd love to have it all....but travel has always been our top priority when it came to raising our children.
 
Blake had that privilege as a kid. Saudi Arabia, Greece, London, you name it. He did it. So jealous.
 
Anwyay, so we're mimicking the same within our means and NYC was next on our list. Kids didn't know. We'd been planning since June. Surprised them Friday night after Carter's football game and they were elated.
 
First day:
 
Airport is super fun cruising with Trunkis.  Pull, push, ride and carry.  Brilliant.

Spent most of the day at Central Park.  Even lovelier than I had remembered.
 


Bethesda Fountain.
 


The cutest punks.
 



The punkiest punk.
 



Our photographer flaked on us, so we improvised with random tourists.  Surely they loved this.
 



 
The Belvedere Castle.  That the kids don't believe is a castle.
 
Note to self:  Must stop visiting Disneyland so much.


On top of the "fake" castle.
 


 
First Subway ride!!!!!!
 
Maybe even for Blake.
 
 



After a rest back at the hotel (and Jack's 3rd nap for the day), we hit Times Square.
 
 
It was all that it should be and more.  Chaos.
 

 
 
 
 

Agenda for today? Boat cruise around the island to see the Statue of Liberty and more. Then, a walk back to our domain via the financial district, Greenwich Village, Soho, Chelsea, etc, etc.

11 comments:

Kateri98 said...

Very cool! Looks like the kids (and you and Blake) are really enjoying themselves. I love Lainey's white knit hat, esp with that dress...it makes me think of Mary Tyler Moore. Could you take a picture of her throwing it up in the air while spinning around? ;) Glad you all of having a blast!

The Soladay Family said...

Every family should visit NYC together! Have a blast, and make some life long memories!! Our boys still talk about our trip there. Haven't spoken to you in forever but had to comment! :)

Kelly Beatty said...

a) I love Lainey's outfit!! b) I love the picture from the top of the fake castle. New York, Neeeeew Yooooork (that's me singing).

Allyson and Dave said...

If I had the time I would have loved to have met up with you all. We were in Central Park and Times Sqaure yesterday! ut we were so busy this weekend. It was a great times! I am in route home now...thank goodness for in flight wifi. Did you go to Rockefeller Plaza yet? I don't think I have ever seen crowds like that...

Jodee said...

It looks like you are having loads of fun. You have sooo many cute family pictures for Christmas cards already! Love the fake castle too.

Dee Stephens said...

Always so busy! Can't wait to see your other day posts!

Jo said...

Looks like you are having a blast! Enjoy the rest of your trip, can't wait to see more pictures!

Monica said...

I hope you get a lot of frames for Christmas because I see a lot of FRAMERS in this post!

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