What else does a family do when waking up to the fifth consecutive rainy and grey Sunday in Connecticut?
Over blueberry pancakes yesterday morning, we decided we had enough and hit the big city to get lost.
It was Lulu's first journey to NYC and we did it all in about seven hours. We thought she would be overwhelmed but she was wide eyed and taking it all in. It was a day for the senses- from stepping out of Grand Central into the "craziest parade where boys dress like girls" ( Gay Pride Parade on Fifth), to the biggest toystore ever (FAO Schwarz) via the biggest church ever (St Patricks) to seven dollar ice cream from street vendors in Central Park, to our favorite chocolate factory in SoHo (Jacques Torres) for after dinner to be enjoyed on daddy's old roof deck in his East Village apartment- it was the quintessential Sampler Tour of NYC. The official review came in this morning from a very tuckered out but chatty six year old "that was the best Sunday ever"- yep, she's got Gotham City fever just like her daddy.
(above)Sometimes you need to get close to the street when the paparazzi is so short! (below) Lucy's reaction to seeing the 'fanfare' from the parade. Check out the background