New York, New York

After a few weeks at my parents house, we joined Derek in NYC for the rest of the summer. It was such a fun adventure and one I will never forget! We explored the entire city and took full advantage of the short time period...and it is also where Teddy took his first steps!

We sublet a one bedroom apartment and learned we can all sleep in the same bedroom if necessary. The apartment was a decent size (minus the non-existent kitchen...tiny even for NY standards). But we had fun keeping each other entertained.

The location was great, on the upper west side. Central Park was our backyard playground and we would explore it almost everyday! There are so many great things to see and do there!

Belvedere Castle

Old people dancing

Turtle Pond

Improv performances

Model Boat Sailing

I would so look forward to my Saturday runs where I could enjoy moments in the park like this:

It was awesome not having a car and being able to just walk everywhere! The kids were great in the stroller and they loved taking public transit. Jack became quite the know-it-all with hailing taxis and navigating the subway system. Of course, if it rained that made it a bit more difficult...

Also while there, Jack got obsessed with the "Everyday I'm Shufflin" song and video. He loved the breakdance and the dancing robot; so that became our summer theme song :)

I also took him to a 'real' NYC barber shop. He felt like such a big kid there!

We kept ourselves really busy going exploring and seeing all of the sights! (Warning: Picture Overload...)

Lincoln Center

Chelsea/Meatpacking District

The NYC Transit Museum

Seaport Village

Water Taxi Ride


NY Fire Museum

Boat Basin Cafe - a fun spot on the Hudson. Fun people watching and very child friendly.

We even had some visitors during the short period we were there!

I just loved discovering all the wonderful things there were too see!