Thursday, July 5, 2007

It's New York City Baby...

WARNING: This is a really long blog!!

Okay, so Ty has had this whole week off, which I am loving...except that it is cramping my blogging style! We are just having so much fun, there isn't time for blogging. (Ty, you know I am kidding and would love for you ditch work everyday :) )

So anyway, here is an attempt to catch up...

Yes, we are officially moving, just to Santa Clara which is in our old ward. We are really excited because it is a nice neighborhood and we will actually have MORE room than we that possible out here, or have our views just been altered? For those of you who know, we are moving into Annie's house, who we will miss as she moves to Utah to buy a house and have a wonderful life.

And now for the AMAZING NYC Trip...

So all my siblings, except Lisa because of 2 week old Elsa, and my parents met my sister that lives in Prague in New York for a wonderful week. I am now going to try to pack all of our activities into this, oh so small blog!!

We flew on the red eye flight, which was wonderful with a 4 month old...yeah, not so much. He was good, I just didn't sleep! Oh well. We threw our bags in our hotel, and headed out to get breakfast at Norma's. Thanks for the suggestions Chels it was AWESOME!! So those of you that know me well, mostly those that have lived with me before know that I could eat cookies or cake, or whatever dessert we have for breakfast. Well that is exactly what I had at Norma's. Chocolate Decadence French Toast! It was French Toast made out of chocolate bread with strawberries and pistacios on top...and a little chocolate dizzled on top. It was amazing. My sis took a picture of it so I will post it when I get it from her. Everything else looked really yummy too!! So later that day my sis, Amanda and I were able to go to the show Mary Poppins for free because of a nice lady in the airport that caught an early flight so she gave her tickets to us! It was very cute, we really liked it. Then we walked around Times Square and ate dinner at a BBQ place there.

Amanda and I at Mary Poppins

Amber, me and Amanda in Times Square

Day 2: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, my parents bought lunch for any of us that could resite what's on the Lady Liberty's tablet. My mom's grandma and grandpa came to Ellis Island so we took pictures by their names.

This was Christian 95% of the trip...he was a little angel. It was obvious that not many kids are around in NYC, he got SO much attention! And he loved it of course!

On our way home we stopped by Ground Zero, which for some reason surprised me that nothing was really there but a HUGE construction site.

So that night was Jersey Boys!!! I LOVED this show. (Disclaimer...a lot of language for those of you that might see it). The music is AWESOME. It is in San Fran right now and I am totally taking Tyler. It got over at 11pm or so, but we had all the energy in the world from the show! And Fergie was playing right next door.

I had to snap a picture of this store. Is that seriously there slogan? Clothing Bargains for Millionaires? Too funny...we didn't stop!

From here on out the days blur together so here is what we did...

The Empire State Building

My cute boy and his new shoes!

About to head across the Brooklyn Bridge

Christian and me at Grimaldi's Pizza in Brooklyn.

At church/ the Temple

Central Park

Amanda and me at WICKED!!! LOVED IT! I am driving Tyler crazy with the music now!

Christian loved his uncle Jake by the end of the trip

Serendipity then down the street to Patsy's for lunch. Then to a cute little childrens store where we picked up this cute outfit for Ava...that she literally puts on EVERY single day!!!

A few things I forgot...Les Miserables, "The March" (a gay parade) we sure did get more than we wanted that day! Walking around SoHo, Fifth Avenue and just enjoying being in the big city. We had a blast! Thanks sisters, mom, dad and jake! :) It was a trip to remember. If you can think of something significant that I missed, let me know.

Okay so believe it or not there are more pics on our smugmug site...if you can handle more NYC go ahead and check them out.


The Crislers said...

Lindsey, I am so glad that you found my blog because now I can snoop through yours. You children are beautiful! I hope all is going well for you and your family. Keep in touch!
Kelli Young Crisler

becky said...

so happy that you had a blast! i love new york. we are more alike then you think...i could have chocolate for breakfast any day/any meal! i love it. glad you went to wicked too, kelli and i loved that!

Tracy said...

Your little man is sooo cute! What a trooper through all of that. Your pics are awesome. I'm so glad you loved Wicked. It is one of my favorites. I think for Taylor's 5th b-day We are going to fly down to LA and take her to it. She has known the works to almost all the songs since she was 2.5. She really likes to belt out the end of "Defying Gravity"! I'm sure you can imagine that.

By the way...I loved the invites for Abby's shower. So simple, yet so cute!! I kept one for my invite file for the future.

The LeRoy's said...

looks like you had a great time Lindsay. Hope all is well!

Chelsea Anne said...

I'm so glad you went to Norma's. Just today I was drooling over thinking about the hollandaise sauce on the eggs benedict. Yummy. And your French toast sound yummy too.

cassi said...

That looks like such a FUN trip! And could Christian be any cuter? seriously!! he is adorable!

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

I LOVE NYC! I loved your pics. glad you had a great time.

Chelsey Booth said...

I'm so jealous! I love NYC, looks like you had lot's of fun!