Monday, March 28, 2011

New York: Day 3

Manhattan Temple. The kids were amazed by this non-traditional looking temple nestled right between restraunts and sky rises.  Once you go inside it is the same peaceful spirit and as a bonus they have the cleanest bathrooms in all of New York.

Central Park

Another set of street performers, but this crew included a cute little half Chinese boy with freckles. Jayden was right in his element as the center of attention.

 The Loeb boathouse (yeah, I'm pretty sure we had the same boat used by Steve Carrell and Tina Fey in "Date Night").  We had a couple of meltdowns throughout the week, but the boat episode tops them all. Who knew you were supposed to sit backwards when you row a boat? Apparently Jason did and I didn't. I'm just saying. Once the tension wore off and once the kids stopped fighting over whose turn it was, we really enjoyed a leisurely row around the lake.  Really, it was beautiful.  I love Central Park, it's such a breath of fresh air (literally) from the city. 

The world's greatest toy store was a toss up between the Toys R Us in Time's Square with the indoor ferris wheel and FAO Schwartz with the ultimate lego section and the lifesize piano from the movie "Big".

We all got excited when there was a NaNa in New York sighting at the American Doll store.  We texted a picture to my sister and when she asked Maddox who it was he got excited and said, "NaNa!"

Here are the rockstars themselves emerging from the famed Plaza Hotel.  Kylie was envisioning Eloise at the Plaza, I was envisioning Charlie Sheen trashing the place. 

After one last slice of greasy pizza we headed out to Philly. Sad to say goodbye to New York, but we definately made the most of our time there!


Tyson and Dawn Jolley said...

Holy cow, this is one seriously amazing vacation, you lucky ducks!
But...I thought I was Maddox's "Nana"?!

Janessa said...

I can tell Jayden's having a blast with the street performers, but what exactly are they doing in that picture? Kind of needs and explanation... I love the NaNa doll. How cute! Glad you were able to fit in one more slice of NY pizza before heading out.

Jodee said...

You guys did NY up right! Love that last pic., they look too cool for school.
Your posts are making me miss NY, I need a visit soon... girls trip?

Chelsea said...

and I'm envisioning Kevin McAlllister coming out to a piping hot pizza and a limo....