Sunday, March 15, 2009

NY Girls Back in Georgia

42nd St. Love

J labeled us NY Girls this morning. Tee hee!

She loved NYC!!!! Better yet, she was able to hold it together just like a normal kid. I even called the AT last night because I was so excited that she did so well and had the best time!!! Yay J!!!!

We even exceeded my expectations. Our driver is a native New Yorker and he took a liking to J and made sure that she had the best time!!!! Here's our list of accomplishments:



Lincoln Center
Central Park Strawberry Fields
Look Sheri: (your reward for comments!)

A quick tour of Grand Central Station and dinner at Michael Jordan's.

Times Square

Back to the hotel to crash. J spent most of the night awake and if she wasn't she was kicking me and sleeping on my side of the king size bed. Finally at 3 I put her on the sofa since we had to get up at 5:30.


7AM Bright and early:
Hell’s Kitchen
42nd Street (Love Statue)
NBC Building
Ziegfield Theater
Greenwich Village
George Washington Park (Arches)in Greenwich Village
China Town
Little Italy (Got J 2 mini-canoli from the famous Ferrano's Coffee Shop)
Central Park
Rockefeller Center
Empire State Building
NYC Sky Ride
Times Square
Madison Square Gardens
Chelsea Pier
NY Public Library
Post Office
Dakota Building (beautiful apartment building where John Lennon was murdered)
5th Avenue
Chrysler Building
Battery Park
Ground Zero
Alphabet City
Gramercy Park
City Hall
Mayor’s Office

Financial District
Midtown Manhatten
Lincoln Center
Radio City Music Hall
Columbus Circle
Trump Towers
NBC Studios
Carnegie Hall
Tavern on the Green for lunch
Museum of Natural History
Nobu 57 (dinner) Sushi restraurant owned by Robert DeNiro. It was divine!
Beacon Theater (The theater has been purchased by the folks who own Madison Square Gardens so it has been completely renovated. Kirk brought me in the back stage door before the concert so that I could take a look around. Huge improvement!)

J crashed at 8 PM and I was right behind her. There was no kicking or taking over my side of the bed last night. She slept like a log.

This morning we went back to Battery Park and caught the ferry to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty and to Ellis Island then back to Teterboro. Everybody was asleep on the plane within 15 minutes! The biggest news was that J fell asleep on the plane too! 8 people on the plane with lots of turbulence and she slept right through it! It's probably going to take 3 or 4 days to recover.

Home at 4:30, dinner and she was out like a light at 6:15! I'm having pate on mini-toasts for dinner.

I took 64 pictures. It's a record!


Kristina P. said...

You guys are insane! What busy days!

I've been to NYC many times, and haven't even seen all those things in all my trips put together.

Muppet Soul said...

Welcome home!

My head is about to explode. Seriously. So jealous.

Umm, I love you for taking that pic of strawberry fields... I have always, always, always wanted to go on December 8th when the John Lennon fans have a candlelit vigil...

Someday. ::sigh::

How are you still standing and able to type ?!

SocialWkr24/7 said...

Whoo hoo!! What an amazing time ya'll had!! And, "YAY for J!" for being such a trooper. You must be so proud of your normal kid! Now, go to sleep!

Sheri said...

Holy Crap Lady . . . you're a whirlwind!

And a pic for me! You made me tear up!


Torina said...

I am still in disbelief that you got all that done! You must have crazy blisters.

Anne said...

I'm so happy for both of you tht J did so well. It is truly amazing how far she has come. Awesome mom and kiddo! :)

Tricia said...

I'm diggin the green shoe laces! Glad you guys had fun

Christa said...

I think I need 3-4 days of rest and relaxation myself. Just reading the list of all you did made me tired. I'm glad you had such a good time.

Tudu said...

WOW! It sounds like she is really doing so much better. I am glad you were both able to enjoy yourselves instead of having to manage behaviors. I am sure she sees how much more fun life is when you love and trust your fantastic mom.

Accidental Mommy said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast. I am so glad that J had such a great time.

You guys are crazy. I wish I would have known you when I went to NYC so you could have planned my trip for me. lol

Jo said...

What a totally insane, totally fun time! I do love whirlwind stuff like that. Yay for J for doing such a good job and letting herself have some fun. She has come such a long, long way!

Hannah_Rae said...

Wow! I repeat the sentiment that I am exhausted just looking at your list of things accomplished!!!

I am so glad you had a great trip. Can't wait to see more pictures!

Dia por Dia said...

THe pictures are great! I am so glad you had such a good time. We always seem to have growth in the attachment arena when we travel and have new experiences. I hope that happens for you.

BTW I am not usually a competitive person but...check out Dancing's blog....:)

Paula Perry said...

we have that LOVE thing in Taipei...i guess they have it in other places too. i thought for a min that you where here!

Alyssa's Mom said...

You Rock!

I am so glad you had a good trip!

Next time I am going to stow away!