So we got the urge for a road trip on the weekend of Kory's birthday so we headed to NYC for a weekend of fun. We decided we didn't want to fight traffic or find parking so we drove down to New Jersey, parked and caught the train into Union Station... (above: waiting for the train into the city early in the morning!)
As Liam would say... All aboard the choo choo train... all aboard, all aboard!
First stop outside of Union station--Madison Square Garden. Home of Linsanity!
Liam getting all settled in for his first class tour...
We headed for the Empire State Building thinking we would go to the top to check things out, but we we found out there was a long wait and it cost money to ride to the top we took our party down the road...
Next stop Time Square! Lots of fun things to see and do there. We had been walking for a while so Maddi and Liam pulled up a chair for a quick breather.
This is Liam when Time Square is fun and he is taken in and entertained by the buildings and electronic billboards.
This is Liam when the real life, really creepy Elmo has him terrified and pulling the hair out of Kory's head!! Apparently Elmo is more kid friendly through a television screen or as a stuffed animal.
After some serious soothing Liam is calm again and ready for a family pic in the Square...
After Time Square we grabbed a cab and headed for the Museum of Natural History.
Proof that rodents of unusual size really existed... (Fire swamp/Princess Bride)
Kael wanted to give the Easter Island head its wish... "Hey dumb dumb... Me want want gum gum!"
Museum of Natural History
Liam working his mojo in Central Park
After the museum we went on a walk through Central Park.
We played on rocks.
We watched turtles.
The kids even got free music lessons. We had a great video of the kids playing drums with this kind gentleman, but unfortunately it somehow got ruined. It was priceless.
After walking a long, long ways through the park we had a short popsicle break, and then headed down Fifth Avenue.
The end of a long day walking all through the city brought us to Rockefeller Center.
Mikaila sent Flat Stanley all the way from Utah to tag along for our tour of Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty.
Lady Liberty from our ferry....
We ended a fantastic weekend with a great view of Freedom Tower from the Jersey side of the water.