Friday, December 9, 2011

New York

We decided to take BigBoy to New York with us a few weeks ago.  He is the perfect age to do this trip.  He was amazing and I loved having a few days alone with my oldest.  We rarely get that time alone.
We went to the Museum of Natural History and spent almost 6 hours there.  We both loved it!  Dinos, butterfly house, ocean life, planetarium, african animals - we saw it all!

 We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge.  It was a beautiful day for the walk (a mile across it) and we had lunch in Brooklyn at Grimaldi's pizza, which was amazing!

 We took the ferry out to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 

BigBoy had his first time to ice skate in Central Park.  We stayed about 3 hours, saw a gorgeous sunset and enjoyed seeing the lights on the buildings surrounding the park.

 The fall colors were breathtaking and BigBoy loved playing in the leaves.

We climbed the rocks in Central Park several days.

We visited ground zero and tried to explain things we still cannot wrap our brain around.  It's hard to explain that kind of evil to an innocent, precious 6-year old.

We saw Times Square; had a hot dog from a vendor, rode an airplane, taxi and subway; went to the top of Rockefeller Center to see the lights of Times Square and the Empire State Building.

We were sad that the fun had to end.  But, there were two boys at home that missed their mommy, daddy and big brother. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just wondering....

......If anyone knows when this phase of total and absolute exhaustion will end?
I would love to know.  It is getting really old to feel like my 90-year-old Nennie and either fall asleep on the couch before 9pm or flat out be in my bed asleep by 9pm.
Anyone?  Please?  Tell me it ends at some point.  Some point soon.