NYC and adjusting

27 Dec

Day 2 I decided to take it easy for Ada. She was congested and had a fever, so the boys went exploring. They visited the 9-11 memorial, a view of the Statue of Liberty, and much needed clothes shopping. Sleep was much the same, but everyone woke up at 3am, argued about Seth touching Wyatt, Robert switched beds again, then we all tried to close our eyes.
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Day 3 we were up later than usual and all excited to see the train show at the botanical gardens.  Out the window was a steady snowfall, which made for a more festive mood. We headed out to ride the subway for Grand Central Station. It was just like in all those romantic comedies, gorgeous ceiling and all the different entry alcoves with clocks and departures times.
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So we boarded the train on our way to see the trains at the botanical gardens in the Bronx only a quick twenty minute ride. 
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The train show was amazing, all made out of plant parts. Here is the library for Boppee.
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Wyatt learned from a food vendor that it took two weeks to set up the show. The kids went to the children’s area and did activities, then off to the train back home.
Day 4 was the Nutcracker. It was a beautiful performance. I was able to see almost all of it. Ada was very polite and whenever the music stopped signed for more. The boys really enjoyed it too. Favorite parts were all the fake snow with the dancers and the rats;)  After the ballet, we walked through Central Park (despite the whining), saw ice skating, horse drawn carriages, saxophonist, and ended at FAO Schwarz the famous toy store.  It was hard to get them to leave, but hunger and a sick baby speed up the exit. On the way home a quick cheeseburger at the Shake Shack, then everyone’s head hit the pillows hard.

Day 5 was not a great one for poor Ada. I was getting worried because she still had a fever, so we sought out a pediatrician. After registering online and making an appointment Robert took the boys to Chelsea market and to walk the highline. I let Ada nap and then caught a cab to the doctor. Nothing bacterial, just watch and wait, easier said then done. Boys brought back some yummy donuts;) you can’t get donuts in China. Early night of pizza delivery and family tv shows from hotel beds.

Day 6 and were onto our next place, Erie.  Late wake up, so we missed breakfast, but that meant a cheesesteak for Wyatt and chickensteak for Seth. Then off to the airport headed for Cleveland. Five hours later we were loading up the hummer with Bopster.
We’ve since been enjoying family and yummy food.
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The boys had been so excited for this coming home trip. Even though it’s long, hard, tiring, and we often get sick, I would say it has definitely been worth it.

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I’ll add more pics later from Robert;)

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