Wednesday, May 20, 2009

JERSEY GIRL & CENTRAL PARK

Sure I've been to NYC plenty of times growing up for all the major site seeing, musicals, etc. but if you can believe it, I've never hung out in Central Park. Our weekends to visit my parents in Jersey are limited or maybe done and getting a trip to NY one more time with the girls was a must. So while we were there the 1st weekend in MAY I had to check a few more things off my list. Luckily the weather cooperated and we had an excellent taxi driver (MY DAD) and tour guide (MY MOM) that made it possible for us to get a ton done!

I still can't believe how huge this park is and that it's located in the middle of this crazy city. We began with eventually finding our way to the boat house and heading out as a little family in our own row boat. Sky assured me he could take care of the rowing if I could keep the girls seated. We quickly learned that he needed a beginners coarse and both discovered how tricky rowing can actually be. We only went around in a circle twice, with some hard laughs and were then on our way. We had an amazing time and felt like we were in our own movie. The scenery was gorgeous. Not many places where you are surrounded with trees, water, bridges, flowers and then skyscrapers behind you. We grabbed some great shots, all worked on our rowing skills, discovered turtles, fed ducks and even managed not to fall in.

Can you beat this perfect DOUBLE STROLLER?

I loved walking around spotting different scenes from so many movies, especially Enchanted as those songs are often heard on our radio.

My parents then showed us the gorgeous tulip gardens.
and I thought about how much I've loved only having them 2 hours away!
Sky and I were also able to get in another great visit to the NY temple and then with no thanks to the lovely New York traffic we all made it to the FAO Schwartz famous piano. Sky had a blast watching me make a fool of myself running around with the girls and with the HELP of my mom play a basic "Merry had a little lamb"why did I ever stop Piano lessons?

Can hanging out with family ever get old?!!!!!

9 comments:

The Newcomb's said...

What a great trip. I have never been there either, but everyone in my family has. It looks beautiful and the weather looks like it cooperated.

Brooke said...

Your trip looked like a lot of fun! Maybe someday I will make it back there. As always, cute pictures of the kids!

Laina said...

I LOVE NYC! And LOVE Central Park! how awsome you live so close!

Lindsay said...

Looks like a super fun day! I want to go to NYC so, so much. Hopefully someday...
Your girls are so cute, I love the piano pictures, and the boat pictures too. :) Central park looks amazing!

Dave and Mel said...

You Made It!! I still can't believe that was your first time- I'm glad it was such a beautiful day and your pictures are adorable. I just wish I could've joined you for part of the day!

The Magic Family said...

So fun!!! I love the paino! I bet the girls LOVED that!

Laura said...

Looks like you aren't the only Jersey girl who has missed out on Central Park experiences. How beautiful and fun! I didn't know you took that trip with mom and dad nor did I know of FAO's famous piano. I guess I have more than Central Park to learn about. Darling pictures. The row boat looks like so much fun!

Kelly Evanson said...

how fun! getting all those fun family trips in and must see's before you move! have you guys had any luck with selling your place? hope skylar did well on the boards. rich just took his step 3. glad its over. this last month has been a great rotation so it has worked out perfect with the baby. good luck with the move and everything!

Dori said...

you guys take to greatest pictures! I really miss going into the city and being able to see you and your family more often