Now that our second trip to New York City is officially on the books, I decided maybe I should finish documenting our FIRST trip.

Our third day in New York was Trinity’s 10th birthday! We manged to pack it in starting with official New York bagels. Once we were fueled up we headed off for:

The girls’ first subway ride:

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Central Park (You just can’t get too much of Central Park, really.) A kind carriage driver gave us carrots to feed his horse.IMG_0805 Birthday ice cream because, it was hot by 10:00AM:IMG_0809 Next stop FAO Schwarz. Two days later they were shutting down the store. We’re glad we made it to this historic toy store before we lost our chance forever! What Trin REALLY wanted to do for her birthday was do some shopping in New York City. Not only did she find something fun here, she got a great deal on it to boot.IMG_0812 A walk down 5th Ave with Trin’s new ‘New York City’ bag from FAO Schwarz. IMG_0816 More subways:IMG_0817 IMG_0821 IMG_0822Chelsea Market, home of Food Network for lunch and birthday cupcakes:

IMG_0823 IMG_0831 IMG_0839 A walk along Highline Park:IMG_0843Naps! I can’t really handle the cuteness of this one napping. For some reason she decided to wear her sisters NYC pants from the now infamous St. Thomas return trip:IMG_0844 IMG_0848Our birthday girl very much wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. With so much to see and do in New York we decided the Ellis Island Ferry excursion was WAY more time than we had…particularly with the extra littlest in our group. So we took the Staten Island Ferry which goes right by Lady Liberty.




Lilly really wanted to ride in a “big” taxi. She got her wish!

I think it’s safe to say Trin had an awesome tenth birthday.

The next morning we said good-bye to the Allens who were heading on to Martha’s Vinyard and we had a whirlwind tour of Chinatown and Little Italy before heading home.It was so hot that we scrapped our plans of eating Chinese food and went for some 10AM gelato instead:

It was a great trip to New York made even better by sharing it with such awesome friends. We closed out our trip with a walk to Times Square and some roasted nuts for our train ride home: