Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Thank GOD we are home. Great vacation, loads of fun, NO complaints but so happy to be home. The board review was great, exactly what I needed and I loved having so much time in NY. For the first time in a long time, I don't want to live in NYC. I think 9 days cured me of that fantasy. Of course, I will always love it and we will always visit often but I think visiting is my limit.

We were fortunate enough to see Wicked, Rent, and The Little Mermaid. Can I say that Wicked was super, duper, incredibly AWESOME!!!!! Of course, so were Rent and Little Mermaid. But, Wicked was definately the top....I could see it over and over and over again.

Syd loved the Museum of Natural History b/c there were dinos and a horse about heaven for our little animal lover. Of course, she calls it the "night at the museum." Out of all the fun stuff we did, that was her favorite part. Even better than swimming w/ the dolphins...go figure.

Layne was really good. She sat through a ton of dinners in nice restaurants, the Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. She learned how to say "no" and "mommy" on this trip. She grew a lot and is starting to get some hair!

Mere navigated the subway and buses w/ both girls during the day while I took my course and she was a pro by the time we left. I'm not sure if I would have had the gusto to take them both all day, everyday into the city....but she did...they squeezed every moment out of our vacation.

And I got to shop. OMG, the "fake" purses on canal street....amazing!!! I got 5 and would have gotten more but I had to carry the damn things all through the city. Next time I am going there last and buying as many purses as I can get! The girls were all very good sports while I did my shopping.....I seem to be alone in loving this pasttime. But, Layne sure does like shoes so there may be some hope for a future shopping buddy.

Now, I have to go catch up on reading all of your blogs. I feel like I have been so out of the loop:)


Gemini Girl said...

glad you had fun in nyc. I live here, and dont enjoy it half as much as tourists do!

amy said...

welcome back! i can relate to loving being away/vacation for long periods of time but being thrilled to get home too. we go to florida for 3-4 weeks at a clip to visit both sets of grandparents and friends and while we love it and have a blast, we are always ready to get home!

K J and the kids said...

Wicked is coming here next year and I am ALREADY planning on my babysitters :)
I'm glad you had a good time. I got to see pictures and it looks like a BUSY trip. (Your wife is a maniac btw)
Good that it lived up to your expectations and happy that you are all home and safe.

girlranting said...

Welcome back to blogland! Hope to hear lots more from you soon!

Jen said...

So glad you had a good time. I'm jealous. After my maternity leave, I am out of vacation time so we won't be going anywhere this year.