Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Children's Museum of Manhattan

The Children's museum of Manhattan was a great activity for the boys, it was hard to get them to go home, they had a blast exploring all the diferent activities there. It was 4 levels of fun learning, playing and exploring activities. Needless to say, the part with Dora and Diego was their favorite. They got to get to Dora's house by following the directions on the map. They had stuff for kids of all ages, I wish we could have gone back there a second time before we came home.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Top of the Rock

We chose to visit the top of the Rockfellercenter instead of the actual tallest building in the City, The Empire State. The Rockfellercenter's observatory is called top of the rock, it was my first time there, I had only been at the top of the World Trade Center in the past. It was a great choice, the builing is a lot more modern, with faster elevators and a much more pleasing experience than the crowded slow moing lines which the empire state is known for. It's true that it's a much shorter building but once you get to a certain hight, going higher is not going to change the beauty of the view. We had a great time there. We decided not to take the kids becuase it's hard for them to wait in lines and we didn't know how long we'd have to wait for, it turned out that we got there right as they opened and there was no line whatsoever. I wished we had taken the boys to enjoy the experience with us, they would have liked it, but they also had a great time playing at home with Isabel and Magali. Thank you Magali for taking such great care of our boys while we toured the city.

Rockfeller Center

Beautiful Views from the top of the rock.

New York is trully a beautiful city.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Central Park Zoo.

The Central Park Zoo is really small but fun for the kids. Our original zoo plan was to go see the Bronxs Zoo, which is a huge one, but after all the walking we did in NY we were so worn out by the end of our trip. We finally decided to just see the little one. Our visit to the zoo was on the day before we came home.

We didn't take a whole lot of pictures there but it was sure fun!

Entrepid Museum

The Entrepid museum was a fun activity, it took all day for us to get there and see all the displays, they had lots of hands on games and flight simulators. Allen and Chris also got to go into a submarine, we had a lot of fun!

The part of the museum that had hands on exhibits was the boys's favorite, they got to sit on the little boat, helicopter, all sorts of fun things.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Statue of Liberty.

The trip to the Statue of Liberty was one of our favorite activities in NY. Chris really enjoyed seeing the statue and so did the boys. I had been there a few times before but loved the little trip once again. The whole thing was fun, we got there fairily early so that we didn't have to wait in line for very long. The boat ride was really nice and we had lunch over there then walked the grounds taking lots of pictures. The only hard part was the looooong line to get back on the boat to the main island.

just having fun!

Allen and daddy with Lady Liberty.

Silly boys!


Some good shots of the Statue.

In the boat on the way to the statue.

The Boat!

This was part of the World Trade Center and it got damaged by the fall, it's now on display in this park just in front of the place where we take the boat to go to the Statue of Liberty.