Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New York Day 1

We arrived to the big city around 6 am Wednesday morning. I had drove all night except for about a hour. We hopped on the subway and off we were.The kids could not get over not having to wear seat belts. Our first stop was the American Museum of Natural History. We all were excited to see explore it. If you have ever watched Night at the Museum it was filmed here. I think there was 4 floors of things to look at. Our favorite parts were the animals. Wow, the dinosaurs were huge! Yes I knew they were big but until you stand next to one you really don't know. It was really busy with school kids running every where. We explored for a few hours then left. One thing I thought was interesting was that the admission is a "suggested" amount. They tell you what they "suggest" you pay then you choose.Well we choose a few dollars less. Hey, I was paying for 6 people!

When we came out we grabbed a hot dog from a street vendor. It wasn't as good as I had been told. Then we ventured into Central Park. The kids loved the huge rocks! It takes so little to entertain my kids and my husband! You could walk all day in that park.It's like a paradise in the middle of all those huge buildings. After a while we went to see where they blow up the balloons for the parade. I was excited about seeing that! This was the first year that the Smurfs were in it. I loved that cartoon when I was little.

Hot dog anyone?

Their favorite thing from the movie Night at the Museum

She's a wild one!

The boys and my niece

The night before the parade

This is what it takes to blow those huge balloons up

Corey and Zoe taking a little nap on the subway
Times Square

With New York's finest
They loved climbing the rocks

He's king of the world!!!

We ended the day early because we we so tired and we had to get up early the next morning!!!


He And Me + 3 said...

Gosh, we love NYC...for a visit, don't think I could live there...but it is so much fun to see everything and be amongst the craziness for a few days. We loved the Hot Dog vendors as well. Yum. Looks like a great time. We will have to hit that museum the next time we go.

Stephanie said...

That looks like so much fun! I absolutely loved the smurfs!!! Oh...those were the days.

Lisa said...

I have never been to NYC, but I so would love to go. I guess just so I could say that I have been (ya know)? Mmmm, those hot dogs sound tasty!! Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for bringing NYC to the blog world I feel like I have gone to Vegas and NYC this week just from seeing all the pics of fellow bloggers... I love all the pics, nice camera you got there...

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh..those are the best pictures!! I totally love the one w/ all of you on the rock!!!!!!!!

I was lol'ing at the comment about the suggested price!! I would have done that too!!


Summer Martin said...

I am loving your pictures. I have never been to NY but I feel like I have after reading your blog:)