Thursday, June 16, 2011

NYC 2011

The Red Coats

The Empire State Building (before the clouds descended on it)

Times Square

A photo of the WTC memorial

(the fountains are the footprints of each building and the water flows down the outside walls then into the middle square that is to look like there is no bottom)

Our recent trip to New York City was one to be remembered for sure! Julie and I went with Julie's mom, Marlys, and Julie's aunt, Eileen. The four of us flew out early on a Saturday and returned on Tuesday. We had a great time and I definitely laughed quite a bit. Our first experience was taking a taxi (towncar) with the license plate "OJ LIMO". Oh my, I have to admit I was a tad apprehensive. Our driver delivered us safely, with some very close calls along the way, and only getting "the bird" once that I saw. We checked into our hotel and did some of our own sightseeing ending with mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral Saturday evening. Sunday we took a hop on/hop off bus tour, with seats only on the top. We were FROZEN as it was raining and 50 degrees. Needless to say by Rockefeller Center we needed to get off and warm up. Monday we took a train out to White Plains and went to a casino on the way back. An experience, yes. We ate good food and saw the sights, but did we see a show did you ask? Well, if you count reality TV a show, then yes! Thank you, Marlys & Eileen for a great trip!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Leo's Second Birthday

Leo's second birthday party was all perfect except the attitude of the birthday boy. As you can see in this first picture he was pretty crabby. He had moments of his normal happy self but during gift opening and us singing to him it all went downhill. He ended up in bed by 6pm. He woke up a few hours later and did get some play time with his new toys. The party had a lion theme (Leo the lion). He received wonderful gifts and got to spend time with lots of family. Leo is now a big boy at 32 lbs not far behind his sister :)

Crabby Leo not wanting his cake

The cake

Playing with his new train set

Outside after dinner