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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

oh where...oh where...oh where did we go? (Part 1)

Since Daddy's a Navy man, we absolutely had to visit the aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid.




Of course, every child deserves a little fun at F.A.O. Schwarz...


...and do a few little dance moves on "The Big Piano".


For those Beatle fans (ahem...Amanda) Strawberry Fields in Central Park and seeing the famed Dakota building (where Lennon was shot and big stars like Lauren Bacall live) were definitely a must!



True Catholics would never pass up going to mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Sorry for the blurred picture, it was taken in haste right before mass began.)


Peeking into fountains while making our way to Rockefeller Center is always fun!



Going up to the Empire State Building was "sooo cool, Mama! We're outside in the sky!"





A visit to China Town wouldn't be complete without shopping there and having a delicious authentic Chinese dinner! YUM! This brought back great memories of our trips to China!


Times Square was a daily stop for food, shopping and fun. Day. And. Night. Sometimes late nights as you can tell by AJ's yawn.





More spots we visited coming soon!


The Princess's Mommy said...

Wow! Looks like you had an amazing time!! All the pics are great! Can't wait to see more!

Love ya,

Patricia/NYC said...

Ahhhhh...these pictures TRULY do my hometown justice!! SO glad you got to do ALL of these things & that you had such a wonderful time!!

Terynn said...

Wow. What a lot of memories you made. I am so glad that Amanda had such a great time. Blesses my heart. :)

sara said...

what a blast!!! Loved seeing the pictures!!

Holly said...

That's amazing! Living the dream!!

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous. You did so much
I'm coming with you next time.... can I ride in a stroller too???


Sherri and Todd said...

I am just as Jealous!! Wow!! great pictures...I will get there one day.

hugs from home.

The Byrd's Nest said...

What a great time! I have always wanted to see New York and now I have! The kids will never forget it!

TanyaLea said...

WOW!!...what a trip! And GREAT photos...thanks for sharing. You have such a beautiful family!! :)


Aus said...

Very cool - lots of really great stuff to experience - just love seeing you guys!

hugs - aus and co.

Nicki said...

Looks like you all had a amazing time, I so hope to visit the same spots later this year,

day by day said...

ohhh.....it looks like you guys had a great time!!! What a bummer that you were so close to us, yet so far. : )

I am glad you had such a fun vacation!!!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry for being so behind in my blog reading. I am just now getting caught up on your NYC trip and first day of school activities. It looks like you had a FABULOUS trip to NY. Now, that is quite a birthday bash!! And it is so nice to see you were able to visit with so many at Central Park. I am sure they just loved meeting you, as I know I would. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Kimberlie said...

Your pictures of NYC brought me back to my childhood in NJ and visits to "the City." I can not tell you the number of times I went into St. Patrick's and was in awe of the beauty and the reverence, but never attended Mass because I was not Catholic. Now I am Catholic, and I live so far away, I don't know when I will have the privilege of kneeling before Our Lord in this beautiful cathedral. So glad you were able to go!

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