Thursday, June 25, 2015

New York City

I'm WAY behind with blogging... I KNOW... and I'm SO SORRY!  I'm so busy during the day and by night I'm just wiped.  I apologize!!!! :)  I'm going to try to start and write one post each night.  Macy is doing SO GREAT!  She is sleeping well and so far once she's asleep she's out for the night, so I feel more comfortable starting a blog post and knowing I'll be able to finish it.

BUT... before I post about our trip to Haiti and our homecoming, I'm going to start with New York City.  Because on the way to Haiti, Olivia and I were blessed enough to stop over for a day and a half and spend a little girl time.  I knew that once Macy was home a vacation wouldn't happen for a while.  I also knew that we could fly to Haiti through NY and it wouldn't really cost much more than flying through FL.  With all the changes coming up and with Olivia being such a trooper to come and help, not knowing how our trip home could go with Macy's grief, etc, we went for it.

We spent one and a half wonderful days.  Wore our feet OUT.  And had so much fun!!!

We LOVED Finding Neverland!!!

Still a great shot, just bummed it's blurry!!!  (Michael Morrison!)

Met Buddy's sister Lisa!

The Today Show and Fall Out Boy!

Today Show posted her on their account!

Central Park

FAO Schwartz - they're CLOSING!!! :(


Vanilla Birthday Cake ice cream!

"Thanks Mood!"

Marvel Avengers exhibition at the Discovery Bldg

The Disney Store

Watching Jurassic World!


Kathy C. said...

When were you there? We have some of the same pictures! After going to Dylans's Candy bar we went down to Economy Candy where it was only 2.99 a pound instead of 7.99 a pound! We took the same picture at the Disney store and Central park!

Lisa said...

Kathy, that's so great! We were there in the afternoon of June 11-early morning on the 13th!

Kathy C. said...

We flew in on the 11th!! We were at Toys R Us that night!!!

Kathy C. said...

Too bad we can't get the girls in touch. Both adopted, both have siblings from Haiti and both graduated 8th grade. That's why I took her to NYC. Where are you at? We are headed to Elkhart, IN soon. In Orlando for book convention this week.

Lisa said...

We are a bit south of Chicago. I'm sure they would love to get together sometime!

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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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