Sunday, May 1, 2011

New York

We flew to New York for Easter Weekend.  On Thursday morning, I was checking in for our flight while Mike parked the car and the sky cap attendant said, "Is your husband going to change seats with you?"  And I said, "Why does he have the aisle?" He said, "No, he is in first class."  Mike is a Medallion member with Delta so he is eligible for first class upgrades.  I asked if I could get an upgrade too since I was with him and I was able to!  We ended up getting upgraded on the way home too.  It was awesome, big seats, lots of leg room, actual meals, plus tons of snacks, free tv, headsets, and movies.  We loved it!  It was Izzy's 26th flight, but her first first class ride.  

Izzy's first time on a subway so we had to document it.  Yes that's my brother on the end; I never realized how he towers over us.  Not sure where he got his genes from.
Celeste and Izzy at Rockefeller's Plaza.
Izzy pointing up at the building.  I don't think she has ever stood at the bottom of skyscrapers before.  She was amazed.
Izzy chasing the birds at Rockefeller's Plaza

The ice skating rink at Rockefellers Plaza.  Mike did not know it was there year round; he wanted to go on the ice so bad.  He said he has always wanted to skate there.
Izzy did not want to be held because she was having so much fun chasing the birds, but I wanted to get a picture with her Aunt Celeste.
Bunny balancing an egg on its nose at Rockefeller's Plaza.

It was cold, if you can't tell.  We were waiting in line at Shake Shack.  This is the best burger/shake place in NYC.  The only problem is everyone else knows about it so we had to wait in line for an hour.  But it was well worth it and it was nice to be with family.

While everyone else waited in line, Izzy chased the dogs, birds, squirrels, and any other animal she could find.  She is such an animal lover.

Super skinny building.  Not sure how anyone lives in there.
One night Izzy woke up at 1 AM.  She never does this at home, but sleeping in the same room in an unfamiliar bed threw her off I guess.  So I brought her in bed with us (which has never happened before and I'll never do again.  I don't know how people sleep in the same bed with a kicking, rolling, toddler) and gave her a bottle.  She fell back asleep.  At 5:40 AM she was up again; we didn't know it til she stood up and body slammed Daddy and she just started laughing.  She thought it was hilarious; she stood back up and said, "More!" We were both wondering what she was doing.  Mike didn't think she would go back to sleep because she was so animated.  I got a bottle and she fell back asleep in our bed.  At 9:30 when we were ready to go out for the day, she was still fast asleep so Mike decided to take advantage of it of give her kisses, she was out!!  Eventually we had to wake her up because we had to meet everyone at 10.  She was a little stinker that night, but so cute!!

Still fast asleep!

Celeste is an intern at Goldman Sachs.  She took us to her office space and showed us around the building.  Well, she showed us as much as she is able.  It is very secure, you are only allowed to go to the floor where your office is and the elevator knows this when you swipe your badge.  She works on the 37th floor so she has an awesome view.  Izzy loved standing in the window and looking out, this girl has no fear.
Celeste, Dennis, and Kathryn
Izzy loving the view

Saturday we went to a Met's game.  There was a 2 hour rain delay.  Luckily, my dad had bought nice tickets so we had access to the Caesar's Club, which had food, couches, tvs, etc.  So I sat in there with Izzy while she took a long, much needed nap.
The game finally started and was pretty exciting.  The Mets hit back to back home runs, which is always fun.
Sunday morning we went to church with Celeste.  The building was awesome, it looked just like all the other buildings around it-narrow and tall.  The gym was on the 5th floor.
The whole gang.
Easter's second easter.  She already started eating the chocolate by the time I took the picture.  She got a little doll too from the Easter bunny.
Trying to get more candy out.

Sunday we hung around Celeste's apartment and went to Central Park.  It was a fun, relaxing day with the family.  She and Brandon made Cafe Rio pork salads, which were delicious.
Dennis guarding the table.  Izzy loved to grab the Dr. Peppers and take a sip before someone caught her.
Izzy loved playing around this chair, not sure why, but she LOVED it!

I am so glad I was able to be with my family.  The previous week was very hard for me, such a wide range of emotions, and this was just what I needed.  It was great to be around them and feel of their love and support.  I am so grateful for the gospel in our lives and the knowledge that I have of eternal families.


Suzette Selden said...

So glad y'all all got to be together. Wish I would have been there.

Joey Rachel Avery & Ansley said...

Izzy is such a stylish baby/toddler!!!! I love her so much even though I haven't met her!!!!! Love all your pics and so glad you got to spend Easter with your fam. Please call me if you are ever having rough days or just call whenever; I always feel refreshed and uplifted after our conversations!!!! LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH!

Carrie & Dustin Nicholes said...

Looks like FUN!!

Carrie & Dustin Nicholes said...

Looks like FUN!!

Rachel Durazzani said...

Fun trip! Such great pictures. I'm glad you got some time with your family. Looks like Izzy is absolutely adored by everyone!
PS: I almost had Matt convinced to drive me down to NYC for the weekend...almost.

Rosanne Boyd said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! One of these times we will have to meet up!