Ben had a business meeting in NYC, so I decided the boys and I should tag along. We drove up, (stopping in New Jersey for a Mugleston visit-always awesome!) and we spent the night with this view:
The next morning, Ben left for work and the boys and I hit the street. (And the subway--James loved it.) I had wanted to go to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty so badly, but they're closed due to damage from hurricane Sandy. Since my plan was a no go, we went for a ride on the (FREE!) Staten Island Ferry instead. It took us past the Statue of Liberty, which we loved. Someday we'll really make it there.
A boy and a lady:
Once we made it back to Times Square, we wandered around for a while. The highlight of the trip for James was the Toys R Us store. We rode the ferris wheel, with Buzz Lightyear, no less! Hoo-rah!
Watching James run around the store with wide eyes and excitement for all the comic book toys was so fun for me. James is totally obsessed with Spider-man, but he also loves the Hulk, Iron Man, and Captain America. He was so super excited about all the toys and displays, I thought Mr. James boy might just pass right out.
double high fives for a friend :)
It started snowing while we were in Times Square, so we kind of spent a lot of time in Toys R Us and the Disney store, but we were totally cool with that. :)
On the list for next time:
-a stop at Liquiteria
-Ellis Island (oh please oh please!)
Until next time, New York!
p.s-Jonny is in no photos because he spent the entire day snuggled up to me in the baby carrier. Loved it!