Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

After we saw the "fearless girl," we met Aunt Harleen, Rachelle, Sarah, and Kylie in Battery Park to catch the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was Cohen's first time down to Battery Park and he loved watching all the "big" boats. :) This kids loves all forms of transportation. He was thrilled beyond reason when I told him we were going to go on one.

We had a fantastic time being tourist for the day and hanging out with my family. It's always so nice catching up with them!

While Cohen and I were waiting in Battery Park, I decided to sit down on one of the park benches in the shade while Cohen ate his snack in his stroller. I saw some squirrels ransacking a garbage can a few benches down, but figured they wouldn't bother me. Oh how I was wrong! While sitting there checking my email, a squirrel literally jumped into my lap! I started screaming and ran away with Cohen and the stroller. I tried to play it off like it was no big deal because Cohen was worried, but not going to lie.....I was freaking out!

The "Fearless Girl" and the Charging Bull

Monday, June 26, 2017

Today Cohen and I spent a day downtown with my Aunt Harleen, Rachelle, Sarah, and Kylie! We had so much time spending time with them and seeing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!

Cohen and I headed down a little earlier so that I could finally get a picture of the "fearless girl" statue. State Street Global Advisors had the statue installed on March 7th in honor of International Women's day and the one year anniversary of a gender diversity initiative. I've been meaning to go down and see her, but I know the charging bull statue is always very crowded and I assumed that the addition of the little girl statue would make it even more crowded. So, Cohen I got up extra early so that we could get little alone time with the "fearless girl" and the bull.

Decorating the apartment with Mr. Sam

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cohen is obsessed with decorations and LOVES it when we get to decorate our house for a new holiday! Luckily, he has a grandma and an aunt (Grandma A and Auntie Harmizzle) who supply him with all the goods he needs every time a new holiday rolls around. A couple of weeks ago a package showed up with a bunch of 4th of July decorations in it. Cohen was so excited about the flags (he's totally a little Sheldon Cooper!). Auntie Harmizzle sent us a little Uncle Sam decoration (Cohen calls him Mr. Sam) and I had to put him up high cause Cohen kept grabbing it and I was afraid he would break it.  Cohen told me he wanted a flag and hat like Mr. Sam so, naturally Auntie Harmizzle sent him his own to help him get into the patriotic spirit.

Joy School: End of the year party!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

A few weeks after we moved to Manhattan, Cohen and I joined one of the Joy School groups in our ward. It has been an amazing experience. Cohen loved making friends and learning new things. I enjoyed getting to know some of the kids and moms in the ward! It was a great group of kids and I'm so grateful for the other moms and all their hard work and willingness to put up with Cohen. He's totally a handful!

We had a little party in Central Park today celebrating the end of the program. Cohen will be going to pre-school in the Fall and I know he will miss seeing his friends during the week. Hopefully we will be able to schedule playdates in the park!

Playing in the fountain at AMNH!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

My friend Liz invited me and Cohen to meet her at the fountain at AMNH today to enjoy the water and the beautiful weather! There have been several play dates there in the past few months, but I have never made it because we have been out of town. It was so excited to finally see what all the fuss is about. Cohen and I both LOVED it! Cohen was fascinated with throwing his blue bucket into the water jet and watching it fly up. :) Good friends, good weather, and water fun makes one great afternoon!