Monday, August 25, 2008

The Big Apple

We're just back from a weekend trip to NYC to visit some old friends. Let me clarify though -- the drive up was not so quick (more than six hours) -- but Z was surprisingly patient.

The highlight for Zander seemed to be the abundance of taxicabs, which he felt the need to point out every time he saw one. Got a little old for the grown-ups as you might imagine.

Anyway, below are some photos. The first few are of Z climbing on the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park. The third is of Zander and our friend Tom (of Gitterman Gallery) on the statue of Balto also in Central Park. As you can see, by the time we walked to Balto, Zander was close to meltdown.

2 comments:

Levi Wallach said...

I don't know if Zander's quite old enough, but me and Jess have been playing the "license plate game" ourselves for many of our NYC trips lately - you keep track of which states you've seen with a goal to see all of them.

Zia is still too young for this sort of thing, but maybe Zander isn't? With Zia, we've been playing I Spy, but she does it in a very funny way - she will just say I Spy and name the thing she sees. Hasn't quite grasped the idea of a game where people have to guess at something you keep secret. I guess that's the same way that kids will tell you where they are hiding (in hide and seek) until they reach a certain age.

Then of course there's always the iPod/dvd player when you're absolutely desperate! :)

JCB said...

Thanks Levi. We'll actually try the license plate game on our upcoming trip to the beach. Zander is an old pro at "I spy" now and, to be honest, the DVD player too!