Saturday, May 29, 2010

weekend in the city

We made a quick jaunt up to NYC for this holiday weekend. Finn doesn't remember coming here before (he was 9 months the last time) so it's been an all new experience for him.

He's completely mesmerized with all the taxicabs he sees everywhere. Isn't it always about the transportation with him?

We stumbled on a street fair earlier this morning, which was a huge hit. There's something festive about blocked off streets and all those tents full of goodies.

We ventured up a few blocks to Grand Central Station.

Then caught the subway to the toy shop Finn was eager to visit.

Toy shop might have been an understatement. Enchanted houses some of the most beautiful toys in all of NYC, in my humble opinion. They have a wonderful collection of wood, wool, and other natural toys.

We saw many toys that already grace our home, and a few to add to our collection. A fun trip to the toy shop, indeed!

After Finn's nap, we headed over to Columbus Circle where Finn was impressed with some of the statues.

We played at one of the amazing playgrounds in Central Park.

And climbed enormous rocks outside the playground.

We also met up with some of Paul's college friends who he reconnected with over Facebook that now live near the city (including Jodi, who sent us this wonderful gift back in January).

I had such a fun time meeting all the people who knew Paul "back when". We truly had a wonderful time hanging out with them this afternoon.

Then it was back to the hotel for dinner and bed. What a fun day in the city! We're very excited to see what tomorrow has in store for us.

Happy weekending!


  1. It certainly is a wonderful place!
    It looks like you had alot of fun!
    I have been wishing to visit Enchanted, so nice to hear your review!

  2. How wonderful and exciting Joy! What a lovely trip, the toy shop sounds like it was amazing!

  3. I am so happy that toy store is in NYC and not any closer ;)
    Looks like an action packed day! Have fun!

  4. Wow ! Looks fun. I want to go too...

  5. It looks like you're having such a fun weekend! Finn is so cute, sitting on his Daddy's shoulders with his cars. :)

  6. Oh Joy, it was GREAT to meet you this weekend! You are as wonderful as I thought you would be. :) Finn...I mean what can one say about Finn? What an amazing and adorable child he is! Thanks so much for taking the time to see us and I hope to see you again soon. :)

  7. I have been thinking about visiting NYC lately! These pics look like so much fun!!

  8. The idea of just making a quick jaunt to NYC blows my mind. You are so lucky! What a fabulous time you seem to have had.

  9. How wonderful! It's nice to see pictures taken in my neck of the "woods" :)

  10. What a delight to see these NYC posts. I lived in the city for a year. Gosh that was nearly 25 years ago! lol These posts bring back so many joyful memories. :) :) :)

  11. It sounds like Enchanted Toys was a really interesting toy store and I'm sorry it's no longer there.

    If you're interested in a replacement or another resource link for your readers, I found to be a great toy store and would highly recommend it!

    Thanks for a great read!


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