Monday, May 10, 2010

Our trip to NY City...

Shane had to go to New York City on business this past week, and I got to tag along too. Needless to say, I was very EXCITED!!!! My wonderful mom and sisters kept the kids for us so we could enjoy this little get away. We truly had the most wonderful weekend ever. Time away, just the two of us, was exactly what we needed.

It was so AWESOME!!!
(I wish I could say everything was just as wonderful here on the home front, but unfortunately it was not. The stomach bug hit the house while we were away, and the results were, well, rather ugly...more on that later...)

We flew out on Wednesday afternoon around 3:00 and arrived in NY around 5pm.

(You know you've arrived in NY when there are pigeons waiting for you at the baggage claim:)!!
We immediately caught a taxi and checked into our hotel. After we freshened up, we headed out to grab a bite to eat.

Shane's boss had recommended we try a certain Italian restaurant in Little Italy, so that's were we headed. Our meal was absolutely DELICIOUS.

The weather was PERFECT, so we sat outside and enjoyed the biggest bowl of pasta I had ever seen. After dinner, we enjoyed an evening stroll before heading back to our hotel for the night.

Oh, and we had to stop at an Italian bakery for a canoli.!!!!

Thursday, Shane had meetings to attend, so I was on my own for the day. Now I am not one to venture out alone in NY city, so I just stayed pretty close to the hotel and enjoyed a rather quiet day. Shane's meetings were over by 4 and so then we were off to Canal street to do some SHOPPING!

A trip to NY is not complete without some NY style pizza.

So after our shopping trip, we stopped for some. It was AWESOME -of course!!!

After dinner, we grabbed the subway and rode into Time Square.

Time square was AMAZING!!!!

We enjoyed some more shopping there before calling it a day.

Friday was definitely the best day of our trip.
(Friday was also the day everything went south on the home front though, too. When I called home to check on the kids Friday morning, KK informed me that Riley and Cor had just started throwing up. Later that day, we were told Hudson was sick too! Sophie was the only one standing strong. I HATED hearing that my babies were so sick, while I was so far from home!!! I felt so helpless. I so wanted to be home with them, but Shane kept reminding me that they were in good hands and that they would be fine. Still, I was heartbroken.)

Despite all that was going on at home, we tried to still make the most of our time away.

Back to our trip...
Friday-We woke up early and went for a run beside the Hudson River.

The Statue of Liberty was within our view throughout our entire run.

It was!!.
After our run, we headed to George's (a cute river-side cafe') where we enjoyed the best french toast ever!!! After breakfast, we headed back to our hotel to clean up before catching the subway over to Central Park.

Central Park Address

We spent the entire afternoon just strolling through the park, taking in all the sites and attractions offered there. Then we headed back to the hotel to freshen up before heading out to see the musical WICKED on BROADWAY!!!!!!!!
It was completely breathtaking!!! I have ALWAYS wanted to see a Broadway musical, and Friday night, my wish came true!!

I seriously had to pinch myself several times just to be sure it was real.
The show totally surpassed all our expectations!!!

And with that...our wonderful trip came to an end. Saturday morning, we were so... ready to head home to love on our sweet, sick, little ones.
And needless to say, they were ready to see us too!!!


Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 said...

What a sweet and gorgeous couple you two are!! So glad you had a wonderful mini getaway...even with sick little ones at home :( It sounds like you made the most of your time in NYC- good for you!!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I loved your pictures!! It sounds like you had a great time! Glad you made it back safely!!

Kimberly said...

I live about 45 minutes from NY. My sister saw Wicked a few weeks ago and said it was great! That is one I haven't seen. I love Central Park and you went to Little Italy - we always go there at Christmas time.

Faith said...

What a fun getaway! I've read about several people's trips to NYC lately and it is really making me want to go!! Great pics!

Celia Jimenez said...

Ahhhh....I feel like I just went to New York now!! So glad you had a good time. I was a little worried about you but knew that Shane would keep you distracted! :-) Glad you went to WICKED...but I am a bit jealous!!! Hope everyone is better today! Missed you, friend!

Caroline said...

How fun. It sounds like a great trip. I hope everyone is doing well at home. And hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It sounded like you had an amazing trip! I'm so happy for you. You looked like you had a blast!
I'm sorry to hear that the kids were sick. I hope everybody is feeling much better now.
Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Francis said...

I found your blog through another blogger, and Im your newest follower. You have a beautiful family!!!

Brooke Barber said...

That's awesome! NYC is my favorite city in the US. I'm seeing Wicked in Charlotte in June.....I've been dying to see it since 2004!! =)

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

It looks like you and your hubby had a wonderful trip!!! You looked so beautiful in every picture! I am so sorry your little ones are sick! Hope everyone is feeling better!

Stefanie and Bill said...

Yeah for NY. I live 20 miles outside NYC!!! Looks like you had a great time! I saw Wicked in December and enjoyed it, too. BTW, we are in Ukraine adopting our fifth SON!!! I know what it it like being FAR away from your children!
Glad you and Hubby got away!

paige said...

FUN!!!!!!! Sorry your kiddos were sick! Looks like you guys had an AWESOME time!!!!

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Mary Ann said...

How Cool Jenny! What an awesome little get away for you 2! It looks like you all had a great time! I have always wanted to go to NY! How was the shopping?

BRANDY said...

What fun! I have never been to New York, but it is on our "to do" list. Good for you for taking advantage of some time you could get away together. It stinks that the little ones got sick!

Terri said...

I am so glad you two got to get away together. What an exciting trip!!! I am so sorry the kids were sick, though. I know that was hard for you. I am glad you had a great time, though!! Blessings!

Melanie said...

I'm SO glad that you & Shane got to enjoy this fantastic trip to NYC!!! I'm also SO jealous! ;-) Hope the boys are all feeling better, I hated to hear that they all got sick...hope lil' Sophie still hasn't gotten it either!

Cheryl said...

Bless your heart, you deserved a get-away. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Praying the kids are feeling better.

Courtney said...

So happy to hear that you got away for a well deserved trip. Hope everyone is feeling better on the home front!

********Shelly********* said...

Loved reading about your trip to NYC. It's one of my favorite places (even though I've only been there once!). And Wicked is coming to Houston so I'll be seeing it next month...can't wait! We saw Grease while in New York and it was so fun! :)


Susan said...

Oh Jenny, your trip sounds so wonderful and such great pictures of your trip. Todd and I would love to go back to NYC for more than 1 night and get to do some of those things that you mentioned. We went a week before Christmas a few years ago and got to see the beautiful tree at Rockefeller Center. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. So glad you got the opportunity to go with Shane. And your poor babies. I do hope they are feeling better now.

paige said...

p.s. LOVE your hair!!!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

That sounds like the best trip!