In an attempt to not be super sad to be so far from family at Christmas time we went to New York City the day after Christmas for two nights.
The drive was about 4 hours. We lucked out and didn't hit any traffic on the way.
Ok, so you can't really see what the sign says. My bad. It says "Connecticut welcomes you"
As soon as we got there we headed out to check thing out. Our first stop was Rockefeller plaza.
Next we were off to Time Square. Parker wanted to get his picture taken with Mario. It was really funny because there were tons of people dressed up in costumes so you can get your picture taken with them for $$$$.
This guy in the background dressed up like the Statue of Liberty
Next we took a tour on our way to the harbor to go see the Statue of Liberty
The kids LOVED being on the top level of the bus.
Too bad that bird cost $100.
The kids playing the $25,000 Barbie Foosball game
The big piano
F.A.O Schwaz Soldier
On our LONG walk to F.A.O Schwarz it started to down pour. We didn't have our umbrellas with us so we ended up buying three umbrellas from street vendors. Elle fell asleep on our way to find somewhere to eat dinner after F.A.O Schwarz.
It was seriously raining like crazy. But it was great too. I know that sounds weird, but it was so terrible that we had to just laugh. We huddled together heads down and walked as quickly as we could back to the hotel. Seconds after the above picture was taken it stared to rain even harder and the wind picked up like crazy. Our $5 street vendor umbrellas bent back the wrong way. Luckily by that time we were right across the street from our hotel. We were soaking wet! It made a memory!!!
The next morning we woke up early and headed down to the Today Show. Not early enough though. There were a lot of people there. I was able to talk the officer guarding the side entrance to let us through. Matt Lauer waved to Elle and said hi to her. The kids thought it was so boring to be there, so we left after just a couple of minutes.