NYC holds a special place in our hearts. I grew up visiting with my family, and fell in love at a young age.
The city was part of my love story with J. He went to West Point, which is about 45 minutes north of the city.
I'd fly to NYC to meet him all throughout our years of dating.
We have so many good memories there. We've taken the bigs once, you can read this post to hear about our amazing adventure.
We decided to take a pit stop in the city on the way to my brother's DC wedding last weekend.
Good idea and horrible idea. All at the same time.
NYC is just NOT quite as enjoyable with four children. Oh my lord. I pretty much just sweated the entire time.
Twins that can fall onto subway tracks. Four kiddos that touch EVERYTHING. Sadie tries to lick things.
Lucy? Dropped a paci on the subway floor and then grabbed it and put it in her mouth before we could stop her.
Oh dear Lord have mercy.
I think I aged 10 years and had double the gray hairs after the few hours we spent there.
My heart loves NYC. So much. I loved spending a few hours in town.
But next time? It will be an adults only trip. HA!
Here's a quick recap of our whirlwind trip.
We packed up and headed out at about 12:30.
We pulled into Manhattan around 4:00 or so and the light was just beautiful. And traffic was super light. Perfect.
We checked into our hotel. We stayed in the Doubletree Financial District.
Our room had an incredible view of the new World Trade Center.
It literally took my breath away, made my heart pound, and brought tears to my eyes.
We hopped on the subway and met Dan and Colton for dinner in TriBeCa. Leigh was sick and I was so sad not to get to see her, but I did get to love on Colton.
Who is, quite possibly, the cutest little boy I've ever seen. I thought Jimmy might steal him.
The Howell girls were also quite enamored with him. Or, as Dan says, Colton "speed dated" the Howell girls.
Lucy was the winner, I think. They kind of loved each other.
I had to take this shot of Dan, Jimmy, and the kids.
From West Point cadets to awesome dads. Kind of cool, no?
And I've always thought that these two resembled each other. Totally could be brothers. They are both so handsome!
We hopped back on the subway and headed back to the hotel.
This picture cracks me up so much. Do H and S not totally look like disinterested NYC natives? perfect.
It made my heart happy b/c they are the product of two parents who feel the same.
The next morning we walked around a bit...the girls wanted a good view of the statue of liberty so we walked through Battery Park.
And then it was back to the hotel to load up the car.
I snapped this photo of the girls in the hotel window.They were waiting for their daddy to pull up with the car.
So there you have it. Our NYC experience with six.
It may have not involved high heels, fancy food, and chic cocktails. But I've had plenty of NYC experiences involving those things.
This time it was more about surviving. Teehee.
Happy weekend, y'all!