Friday, June 17, 2011

More Big Apple

Another amazing day... and it was also my birthday today. What a special way to spend my birthday as well as celebrating my daughter's upcoming tenth birthday! The weather started off rocky today so we got a later start, but still had plenty of time to pack a lot in!

At the time I had no clue who these guys were.
There were a TON of people crowding both inside and out of the NHL store to get close.
Obviously I knew they were hockey players,
but have since learned from a friend on that they just won the Stanley Cup!
He says we're going to "talk" when I return!

F.A.O. Schwartz

A picture for Braeden and Liam...
Can you guys BELIEVE how BIG these are!?

Our midmorning "snack" and my birthday "cake".
(Olivia's on the left and mine on the right.)

Rockefeller Center

The Lego Store

For Grandpa...

Grand Central Station

NY Public Library

Yep, I think we had one of these VERY computers!
And now it's in a museum!
(I'm so OLD!)

Who sold Liam's drawing without telling me!?

LOVE this!!!

Dinner... gyros from a sidewalk vendor!
Had to run inside and eat because it started POURING. :)


~Stephanie said...

LOVE the Mary Poppin's picture!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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