Monday, September 6, 2010

In New York City (Take Two)

Last summer, we headed on down to NYC via the Metro North train to visit our favorite Aunt Jane and visit with Josh's parents who were visiting for the weekend (see this post for a walk down memory lane). And this year, we did it again. And it was just as fun. And this time Annie and Ryan joined us for the fun. And thanks to Jane, the best tour guide ever, we enjoyed a weekend filled with all things New York City:
  • A trip to temple while Jane watched Will (thanks, Jane)!
  • Playing at the playground in Central Park

  • A visit to the Natural History Museum

  • More Shake Shack (sooooo worth the three-hour commute)

  • Boat rides in Central Park

  • A night at the Met

Then, Josh and Will took off (Josh had to get back for a youth water skiing activity and he took Will with him) and I got to enjoy the city sans a kid in tow. We slept in, went to brunch at Alice's Teacup, ate Levain cookies (dreamy), had a pedicure/massage and then went to a show. It was perfect. And sort of a dream to do it all without a kid. Thanks to all who made our annual NYC summer trip a hit!
Will on the train. This train is the best because it has the added bonus of running along the water so Will gets to be on the train AND see boats. Oh how he loved it.

Jane, Jessy, Will, Annie and Ryan at the Natural History Museum. Will insisted that we find these elephants. And find them we did. And he was impressed.
This nice street performer gave Will some instruments. Will was stoked.
My cute, matching boys at Central Park.
More street performers. There were all out this weekend--the weather was a dream (which is lucky because it was August in the city).
On the boats. Will stuck his hand in the water the entire time and I just pretended that the water was clean.
The Mad Family on the boats in Central Park. It was too fun. We even saw a guy proposing to his girlfriend. We all applauded and whooped at the happy couple. Classy, no?
Will was so tired he actually fell asleep while Josh was carrying him on his shoulders. Will never just falls asleep. It was a New York City miracle. It was too cute.
Ryan, Annie, Josh, a sleeping Will and Jane all on the subway. What's a trip to NYC without a picture on the subway?


The Jimmy Harry Family said...

So cute! Sound like a blast of a trip. Can't wait for the day when I can send the boys off with dad and take a weekend (or a day) for a much needed break! Until then, please keep posting, it gives me hope! You look fantastic by the way!


Cookie, Jason, Olivia, and Mya said...

looks like fun! will is getting so big!!! don't you just love potty training! what a great day it is when it finally clicks.

Ryan and Angela said...

Oh man. I am so jealous. I wish we lived close to fun places. We need to move.