After foolishly flying across the country by myself, I decided it was a good idea to join Dana, Ashlee and Peyton and go to New York. After all New York with two babies is always a good idea! Bennett and Peyton had lots of playtime including Bennett's first bath with someone else. I think he found it much more interesting than being in there by himself! The boys loved FAO Schwartz, but I am sure not as much as the adults did.
This was Bennett's straight jacket for the two days we were there. He hated it.
Here is the New York temple. This is the only angle you can take of the temple without including cars and tons of people. It really is quiet in there though!Bennett may have actually enjoyed Central Park. He was awake and in his straight jacket and not screaming...miracle!Even though it was the dead of winter the park really was pretty. I would love to see the fall colors there.Being that it was Christmas time, Rockefeller Center was a must!We went to Times Square both days, but I will get to the reason for that.It was nice to see the Statue of Liberty, even from a distance. This is the World Trade Center in its current state. The train we had to take to get into New York went right through there. Both times taking the train through there the train would slow down and it was noticeable that everyone was a little quieter. You don't realize how massive those buildings were until you see the sizable hole they left. There are massive buildings on every side and the construction area is pretty deep. On a lighter note--this is the reason for going to Times Square two days in a row. Charmin restrooms is the place to be!The nice man in the toilet costume greeted us outside and persuaded us to come on in to use the restroom. They had 20 restrooms, which were cleaned after every use. There were several large enough to fit a stroller and equipped with changing tables. They even brought you a diaper for the babies. In New York a clean restroom with changing table is impossible to find!The whole time they have music pumping with the lyrics "Charmin, where the going is always good." (yes, it gets stuck in your head) They had people dancing on the dance floor, but the babes preferred playing with the pom poms. They had a playhouse, a campfire and a sleigh to take pictures on. It was the strangest and most memorable place I have ever been! All in all it was a great trip. Bennett had so much fun with Peyton, but after two days on going non-stop the poor babes were tired! Here's to New York again soon--hopefully.
Lately I have had a strange obsession about aprons. I think it stems from years of watching adults wear aprons that were ugly and often times cheesy and now suddenly there are cute sassy aprons. A friend just wrote on her blog about a new website, Mymby, which happens to have aprons, much to my delight. Seeing this reminding me of my desire to go put one on, only to discover that all the aprons I have, well, aren't cute. I LOVE the one at the very bottom of the page. Maybe Santa will bring a cute aprons for Christmas.
(Sorry, the internet isn't working on the computer with all the pictures, so a picture-less post this must be.)
fun visitors. art projects. abi's baptism. finishing gratitude book. thanksgiving...twice. pondering christmas presents for people. new windows. buying the perfect skirt. finding out the perfect skirt isn't so perfect. returning perfect skirt. too many trips to the grocery store. chasing a rolling, creeping boy all around. seminary. juli's baby shower. school. visit from the anti-tooth fairy (who brings much screaming and fussing for everyone). doctor's appointments. church activities. family dinners. work. crocheting project still unfinished. cleaning. packing. yard work. finding where our christmas music went to. discovery of where the evil tooth is coming in. cutting hair. making beds over and over. laundry. dismantling the back door so that is stops locking me out. sleep, or the lack thereof.