Saturday, March 17, 2012

New York New York... Day 2!

After a pretty busy traveling day and late first-night on Tuesday, I was worn out.  AND- we had only been in New York for a few hours!  These next few pictures show just about how tired I was, haha!

This is probably the one and ONLY time that I was walking ahead of Jared this week.  That is the only reason I am even including the picture.  Because I think it's quite monumental :)  It may have had something to do with me not being a morning person- even if morning came at noon that day!
 My evil eye... once again, I was really sleepy AND this look pretty much encompasses how I feel about riding the subway :)
 It really didn't take me long to chipper up because we headed down to the 9/11 memorial.  I mean, how can you be grumpy when you are around that area?!  BUT- apparently everyone else had the same idea as us, so the line to enter the memorial was blocks long.  I really wanted to see the memorials, but I just couldn't make myself wait in line for hours {I keep telling myself that they will be there for years to come so I can go back to visit!}.  So, we walked around and checked out some of the other remembrances they had around the area

We went to St. Paul's Chapel and saw some pretty cool artifacts.  It is the oldest public building in continuous use in Manhattan.  George Washington worshipped there and the the 9/11 recovery workers received around-the-clock care during the weeks, months, and years following 9/11.

George Washington's pew

As we were leaving the 9/11 area we saw this interesting man with a cat on his head :)  Gotta love the interesting people you see in big cities :)

We headed for an afternoon stroll/rest in Central Park.  It was so beautiful outside!  

Finally, I just asked a sweet girl to take our picture because Jared cooperates better with strangers around :)
 After we had rested for maybe 5 minutes {I'm married to a man who does NOT know what it means to rest :)} We went shopping!!!  But, not for ourselves... for our child, who I am calling Little Bit until we get our referral!

We may have had a little fun while shopping for Little Bit :)

 We each picked out a stuffed animal for Little Bit.  For the record, I picked out my animal first, but Jared had to purchase his before mine because it was at a separate part of the store.  So, although he bought the first toy, I picked mine out first.  Just need to set the record straight :)

Jared went for a plush giraffe which is super soft.
 I chose a FAO Schwartz traditional teddy bear.  And, yes, I did cuddle with it on our flight home.  Ever since I have had something "tangible" it helps me feel more connected to Little Bit.  I've been touching my necklace A LOT (which you can see from the picture above) and now I have a stuffed animal to do the same!
After a day of shopping, we went to eat at Serendipity for dinner/ice cream.  We went there on our previous trip to New York, and knew that we just HAD to go back again!

Their menus are gigantic...

Their food is DELICIOUS...

We ended the night watching the Broadway musical, "How to Succeed in Business" with Nick Jonas.  It is definitely one of my favorites now! 

Of course, we had to stop at the 4-story Forever 21 before we headed back to the hotel.  I did not buy a thing, but it was soooooo much more organized than the ones around here :)
This was right before Jared got in trouble for taking pictures... I think he was a little bored :)
All in all, it was a WONDERFUL day!  As you can tell, it was fast and furious.  We went to the World Trade Centers, Central Park, shopping, Serendipity, and to a musical all in one day!  Makes me sleepy just to think about.  This is how I was feeling by the end of it...
Good thing there was nobody else in the elevators with us :)

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