Saturday, June 16, 2012


We were planning a family vacation to New Jersey/New York for the July 4 Holiday to celebrate my grandfather's 100th birthday, but we had to say good-bye 3 weeks early.  We loaded the kids up and flew to NJ/NYC for a week.  We were able to say good-bye and visit with my Aunts, Uncles and Cousins whom I haven't seen in a few years.  My Pop-pop was an amazing man and had such a wonderful life.  It meant so much to me that he could be with me for 32 years of my life.

Once all the family had left, we took the kids on a short train ride into New York City for 2 days.  We visited the Museum of Natural History, rode the subways, took a rickshaw ride through Central Park, and of course went to the huge FAO Schwarz toy store!  The kids had a great time and we were glad we were able to still make the trip.

 Once we got to my aunt and uncles, Maren was attached to Reid's side

 What is it with kids and stairs? 
So happy our house does not have any...

 Reid and Daddy on the train into NYC

 Maren's first train ride

 Quick lunch at Bryant Park

 Loved NYC!!!

 Museum of Natural History

 This is what Maren thought of the Museum

Yum Yum me want Gum Gum - Reid loved this guy off the movie 'Night at the Museum'

 Part of the new World Trade Centers

 Maren and her new baby from FAO (at least she can sleep anywhere)

On the way home, our flight got delayed for 3 hours!! Yes, fun with 2 kids at an airport - but the kids actually did really great and were so sweet to each other.