While my parents were visiting we decided to spend Christmas Eve in the big city. My dad wasn't feeling well that morning so he stayed home while my mom, Sam, the kids and myself took the train to Grand Central Station.
|Waiting for the train in Norwalk|
|Riding on the train|
|Grand Central Station|
|Getting organized before heading outdoors|
Was glad Annabelle wanted to ride in the backpack. Taking a toddler to NYC made me nervous. Also happy about the adult/child ratio. We started our day by heading down Fifth Avenue towards Central Park.
|Excited to be in New York|
|Crazy car (behind taxis) along Fifth Avenue|
|Edge of Central Park|
Despite the weather reports for a warmer day, the wind made for a very cold one. So with one freezing little girl we headed to a Sturbucks to warm up while my mom explored the park.
|As soon as we hit the warm air of Sturbuck she was out|
|He had been out for a while|
After a short nap and a some hot chocolate we were ready to get back to seeing the sights. The wind died down and we were able to enjoy our walk.
|Ran into some of Annabelle's favorites|
|Big "Cracker Nut"|
Our next "destination" point was Rockefeller Center.
(The camera does add some pounds, looked much smaller in person)
Having worked up an appetite we headed for a street vendor and got ourselves some hotdogs and a pretzel. From there we headed to Times Square.
|Huddy's eyes were covered most of the day|
|Had to stop at the Disney Store in Times Square|
After Times Square we made our way back to the station and then on to home. Looking forward to warmer weather and more trips to see all that we can of the city. Since the trip Annabelle cannot stop talking about "New York City", any city skyline she sees is NYC if we see/hear a train it is on its way to NYC.
After getting home and settled Annabelle was allowed to pick one present to open.
|It was the perfect pick for the night, movies|
|Watching Toy Story 3 and eating holiday popcorn|
|Huddy having his own snack|