Friday, 8 May 2009

New York! New York!

We had such an awesome time! I LOVED being in the city. I didn't realize how much I missed the life style; walking, taxis, the subway, crowds, I loved it. Then again I didn't have to deal with Millie in the middle of it since she was home with her grandmas!
We got there Thursday afternoon and were introduced into the apartment we would be staying in. Brady's cousin hooked us up with some of her friends that live in NY and they let us stay in their apartment. They were in Chile while we were there so we never even got to meet them. We will always be incredibly grateful to our mystery hosts.
Of course our 1st meal was New York Style Pizza, Check out Brady eating like a true New Yorker.

After dinner we headed to Broadway. It was both of our 1st time seeing Phantom Of The Opera. The production was beautiful.

Friday we decided to take the Open Top Bus Tour and it started POURING rain. We did get to see some of the city before we were flooded out..we hit the world's largest Macy store. It was truly incredible and completely overwhelming! Next we hit up H&M and got some cute new clothes for our new, little man. We also made it up to the Empire State Building although we couldn't see very much because the storm was rolling on in...

On Top Of The World
and then
Taking Cover From The Storm

After the storm we went to see Ground Zero. What an overwhelming experience.

While we were there Brady took this cute picture of us. I love it!

Thank you Katie for recommending The Shake Shack. It was the best burger I have ever had and well worth the wait! Really! (thanks Helene for the picture, I stole it from your facebook).

Friday night we met up with our friends from Germany, Sven and Helene (they were in Oxford with us). We all spent a ridiculous amount of money at the M&M store buying custom colors. Brady wanted to bring home Millie her favorites; pink, yellow, purple. He was so excited to tell her about it and when he did she said, "Dad, I like ALL the colors now". LOL, he spent $9 on basically nothing. By Saturday I was sooooooo tired! Coming out of my 1st trimester and not being use to walking all over the place anymore, I wasn't sure if I was going to last. Brady let me sleep in a little and it helped a ton. After my much needed rest we decided to try our luck at the lottery for the broadway hit "In The Heights". I was so sad our name didn't get called. We really wanted to go.

Next we cruised on down to the Stanton Island Ferry. It drove us right past the Statue Of Liberty. What a beautiful sight. When the boat landed we decided to walk through Wall Street. It was so fun! There was a little carnival going on and got to eat lots and lots of YUMMY food. Is there anything better then roasted corn on the cob? I don't think so!

We REALLY, REALLY wanted to see "In The Heights", so we went back to Time Square to try our luck at the lottery 1 more time and guess what...they called Brady's name and we scored front row tickets for $26.00 bucks. AWESOME!

What better way to celebrate then by posing with the Naked Cowboy.

Brady was most excited for Sunday. Sven, Helene, Brady, and I met up with one of our other Oxford friends Tom. He took the train from Connecticut to come to the Yankees game with us. To bad it got rained out! Oh well, we hit a classic diner in the Bronx and ate doughnuts. Even better.

Brady, Tom, Sven
After stuffing our faces we met up with some more of our great friends from Oxford, The McGill's. Brady was in Merton with Tony and Jodi was one of my greatest friends. It was so good to see them! I couldn't believe how big their little man Wryder had gotten. He is so darling. My only regret about that day was that this was the only picture I got. What was I thinking!

Jodi and Wryder (I miss you guys!)

The Empire State building on our long walk back to our apartment.


Since it was mine and Brady's last night in NYC we made a last minute decision to get sick on chocolate at Serendipity. It was one of my favorite New York moments, maybe it's because I knew we were leaving the next day so I took everything in, or maybe it was the DELICIOUS frozen hot chocolate, or our awesome waiter, or that we laughed all night with our good friends that we won't see for a long time, who knows, I just loved it.

Dig In

Saying Goodbye Monday Morning In Central Park

Next time we go on a trip I think I'll take my good camera. I missed my rebel.


Missy said...

What a fun trip, you took some beautiful pictures! And your shorter hair is really cute. :)

Eisha said...

so fun!

Danalisa said...

I'm so jealous you all got to hang out again....sad we missed out! Looks like an awesome trip! So glad you were able to see two shows!! LOVE that you met the naked cowboy! He's one of my fav's in NYC. LOL Def. miss NY pizza!!! =)

Danalisa said...

I'm so jealous you all got to hang out again....sad we missed out! Looks like an awesome trip! So glad you were able to see two shows!! LOVE that you met the naked cowboy! He's one of my fav's in NYC. LOL Def. miss NY pizza!!! =)

lindsay Roscoe said...

That is hilarious that you met the naked cowboy! Highlight!!

Heidi said...

Now I am craving some NYC! I am jealous you got to see In the Heights. Sounds like such a fun trip with your hubby!

Fashionably Kate said...

Fun! That is my next stop for cities!

Hey.. random question, but were guys at the new park{the one with all the crazy spinners and such.} in S.G. a few weeks ago? I think it was right after/or before Easter.. I think I may have seen you! :)

Fashionably Kate said...

Ha.. small world. I should've said hi! :)

Eisha said...

question-you made your blog private right? So why do your updates show up on my dashboard? How do I fix it so my other friends who have private blogs show me when they update? and how do I make mine do it since I went private???

Kristina said...

Wow, you really got in the NY experience! I'm still laughing at the naked cowboy pic! And I love that picture of Jodi & Wryder.

McCall said...

i love NEW YORK CITY! i am so jealous you were there.

congratulations on the baby boy! yeah! one of each. now you have you get all new things - exciting, but expensive!

we need to get together soon.