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Monday, April 11, 2016

The week before last, we went up north to visit my brother, who lives in Connecticut, a short train ride from NYC.  I didn't bring my "good" camera so the following shots are the best I got with my phone but I just love them.

S2 was such a trooper (most of the time), and we had a great (short!) trip.

I love hearing her say "Uncle Jamey."  It's so cute.


It was kinda chilly and rainy while we were there, so we came prepared with rain jackets.  S2 lost this one somewhere (I think at the train station) on the second day, which was a major bummer!  Especially because she has matching rain boots and now no jacket to match them.  Sad.


Grand Central Station is a favorite of mine.  I just love the history and the ceiling and the moldings and the lighting and the clock and the stairs and basically everything.


We got a new stroller for the trip because our other one is really too large to fit in the car with all the luggage too (yes, we drove! yes, we're crazy!) and I have to say that this one is a winner.  It's the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience stroller.  S2 actually enjoyed sitting in it which, if you know our girl, is a small miracle.


There's that lighting and those moldings!


I knew when planning the trip that we needed to do something that would entertain our girl and hopefully wear her out so she would take a nap while we were doing other things.  I have to say that the Children's Museum of Manhattan fit the bill perfectly!  It's 5 stories of all kinds of fun things, but driving in all the vehicles was her favorite...




Those are just the three I got pictures of!  There were at least 4 or 5 more that she had to try out too.

When she wasn't driving, she was sliding down a big tongue approximately 1,283 times.


Or trying to climb in things that weren't really meant to be climbed into.


After we left the museum and strapped her back into her stroller, it took about 5 minutes before she was passed out.  Luckily, it turned out to be a pretty nice afternoon, so we ended up walking through Central Park.  We won't talk about the two times we got lost and couldn't find our way out.  It was fun nonetheless.



After Central Park, we rode the subway down to Times Square, and took a minute to have a snack. :)


We had dinner in Times Square, then caught the train back to our hotel.  It was a long day and we were all exhausted!

The next morning, we went to the 9/11 Memorial.  It was a sobering experience and one I won't soon forget.  About halfway through the exhibits, I had to stop reading the plaques and descriptions because it was just too much.  I'll never forget where I was when I heard (11th grade Spanish class with SeƱor Richardson) and it was good to finally get to visit the memorial.  My friends and I took a trip to NYC in 2007 and visited Ground Zero, and I remember it was all roped off still and there was really nothing in its place.  Crazy.


Going back to S2's lost raincoat, she got a replacement from BabyGap (this one for 40% off) and it's too too cute.  I'm a sucker for a baby in a yellow rain slicker. :)



So that's pretty much our trip in a nutshell.  It's getting a little bit easier to travel with her but I can't wait until she's a little older and we can do even more fun things.

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