Thursday, December 9, 2010

Quick Trip

Last weekend we headed up to CT to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. It was great to see everyone.

Little Henry couldn't resist that fluffy frosting. While we sang Happy Birthday he snuck a little taste.

Our adult nephew (with children Drew's age) does magic.  He made grandma a big balloon "80" and a bouquet of balloon flowers. The kids had fun playing with them once the photo op was over :)

On sunday we headed into NY city to see the "Spectacular" show and walk around. We stayed at Hudson Hotel. A funky modern place.  It's hard to see in the photo but the huge chandelier has little lit up cards that look like light bulbs. It hangs from a live ivy covered ceiling.

Throughout the hotel is every kind of chair you can imagine. It's a chair lovers dream!  I wish I had time to take pictures and do a post on just the chairs.  Below in the bar/restaurant area they used classic style chair backs, but  attached them to a log. CRAZY!

It was cold up there! But I stayed warm in my flea market coat. It's so unusual for us to get a picture of all three of us together. I'm using this one on our Christmas card.

Drew chased the pigeons in Central Park

 He did some of his fanciest moves on the FAO piano made famous in the movie Big.

Then we stopped off in Hoboken on the way home to grab a treat at Carlo's Bakery, made famous by the  
show Cake Boss - one of the only shows all three of us enjoy watching together. 

We saw a movie being filmed, or at least the actors and crew waiting to be shot. 
We missed the statue of liberty, but other than that I think we did ALL the things tourists are supposed to do in NY. 

Ahhh, Christmas in NY


the gardener's cottage said...

ok, that chandelier is magnificent. and the pic of you 3 is christmas card perfect. info on your boots please? sounds like a great trip julie.


pve design said...

Celebration! 80, Balloons, Family, NY, lights, - all good.