Sunday, October 5, 2008

We love (to visit) NY

Jeremy had a conference in NYC this weekend, and Uncle Cleary provided a nearly free vacation for the whole family. We had a great time there, as always, and the city reminded us why we love Washington, D.C. (opportunity without the smell). Suzy got our camera fixed, so we were able to get a few shots (don't think this will delay me getting a new/better camera, though....I'm undeterred).

Tennyson loved the view from our hotel window, which looked down a couple hundred feet to "Ground Zero." There were dozens of tractors down there working around the clock, and Tennyson was the happiest kid in NYC. It was a little more somber for Suzy and I to look down at the gaping hole.

Suzy and Tenny enjoyed touring the city, shopping and playing in parks while I was in meetings. This is a lovely fountain in City Hall Park.

Tenny got his face painted and got his growl on while he was swinging at Union Square.

A visit to daddy's NY office after his meetings. The Cleary NY office has great views from any window. This is looking south toward the Statue of Liberty (a great view, though not captured very well in the picture). Story: right after taking this, Suz visited the ladies' room and Tenny and I hung out in the foyer. Tenny was running around, screaming at Roy Lichtenstein paintings and Ansel Adams photos (originals), and then suddenly started counting--for the first time ever! "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, six." Not sure where he learned that.

This is looking north from a conference room. The black building behind us was the hotel where we stayed (the Millennium Hilton).

I snapped this shot with my Blackberry while I was working one afternoon. I think that's Manhattan Bridge over the East River.

For some unknown reason, Tennyson decided to try doing splits in Battery Park. Not bad, considering he didn't stretch properly beforehand.

Battery Parkin'

The kid loves Creme Brule. Suz and I got this to share, but ended up watching Tennyson devour it.

Tennyson...shrieking like a he did every time he saw one...which, in NYC, is quite common.


Holly said...

What kid gets to eat creme brule?- Lucky little bugger. I have never even tasted it. I loved the face painting - I think he needs to audition for KISS. Looks like a fun trip!

Nate and Kelly said...

what a fun trip-- I'm so jealous! you guys are so fancy. :)

Anonymous said...

Suz, I thought we learned our lesson about face painting? How long did you wait this time? Kidding. Tennyson is too cute to not exploit into an animal. kidding again. I love him and I want to chase him and hear him squeel and then have him take a toy from ruby and tell her no. Your weekend seemed dreamy. NYC looks fun and you are brave to tour with a toddler. love lots Aunt Becca

Ry & Kenna said...

Suzanne these pictures are adorable. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun and Tennison looks so cute in all of them. I especially love the trying to do the splits one because that is such a little boy thing. Well I'll talk to you soon :) Hope you had a good weekend.


Katie said...

what? you went to new york without us. cute bangs and glasses suz.