Saturday, September 20, 2008

New York

A few weeks ago we went to New York to visit Chris' family. We were kind of rushed when we got to the airport and only had about 45 minutes to check in and get to our plane. Chris dropped me off with all our luggage and he went and parked the car. We had 2 suitcases, a garment bag, Jayden's bag and diaper bag, and Chris' laptop. So I sat on some chairs by the check in and waited for Chris & Jayden. I was rearranging some of our stuff and laid the black garment bag over the black chair that I was sitting on. Finally just before Chris got there we decided I better check us in or we weren't going to get to send our luggage. So I went to the Kiosk to get our tickets, we checked our bags and ran to our plane. I of course was starving so we stopped real quick to get something to eat but they weren't so quick! As we were basically running down the hall with like 5 minutes til takeoff we passed some airport people who asked us if we were headed to Newark. They knew they were missing 2 passangers with a baby in arms. It was pretty funny. I also had to stop at the bathroom, so that made us later also. But we didn't miss our flight. When we had about an hour left in our flight I turned to Chris and said "Where is our garment bag?" I thought I had left it on the floor next to the kiosk where I was checking in. Right when we landed Chris called the airport and they said they would see if anything was turned into lost and found and call back the next day! I realized that I didn't leave it on the floor, I never even took it off the chair. So we called and nobody knew anything. One guy called us and gave us a claim number, but we never could find that guy again. The number he gave us forwarded to another lady and nobody had any idea what this claim number was. Chris talked to 5 or 6 different people all day and everyone kept telling us that it is a "HIGH SECURITY" airport and if it hasn't been turned in by now, someone probably took it. While we were at the bus station waiting for our bus out of NYC I called. I explained exactly where it was that I left the bag and asked if she would go check. She put me on hold and walked the 200 yards to go look. Sure enough when she got back on the phone she said "I think I've found it." HIGH SECURITY MY FOOT!! Tyler flew out that night at 11 so he was able to pick up our bag and we didn't have to buy new suits for Tyler and Chris and a dress for me for the wedding. :) Here is Chris on the phone trying to talk and entertaining Jayden.
We found this cute little waterfall in Central Park.
Then went to a show - In the Heights! It was amazing. Thanks grandma for keeping Jayden so that we could go.
We even walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. It's become a tradition in our family, since that is where Chris' proposed to me. We try to walk it every time we are in New York City. It was dark, but we tried to get a family photo anyway. You can the city in the background if you look closely
We went to the beach in New Jersey and it was a beautiful day. Jayden wasn't a fan of the water, but he loved the sand. Here are my boys!
Beautiful!!!Grandma and her sweet sleeping boy
We went to Hershey Park, but it rained on us the whole day, so we didn't get many pictures. But here is grandma and Jayden on the train, in the rain!
My toe got stepped on at Hershey Park and it pushed the toenail up and it's not attached to the skin at all. Very painful, but I had to go buy new shoes for the wedding, because I couldn't put my foot in my shoes.
The toe :(
The cute new shoes!
Chris' cousin Amy got married while we were there so we were able to attend and it was beautiful! Congrats Amy & Dave! We are super happy for you!
The whole Family!
Thanks to everyone for putting up with us and being patient. We sure don't move as quickly as we use to, now that we have our sweet boy. And thanks everyone for helping out. It was a great trip!


camillajean said...

YAY for a good trip!!!! :) I still think it's pretty UNFAIR how I WAS the girl with the NYC DREAM ... and YOU are the girl that GETS TO GO ALL THE TIME >( ... if you weren't currently my LANDLORD we'd be fighting!!!! ... haha .. gosh! Lol .... Speaking of that ... I only have like ONE WEEK to get OUT don't I?? CrapO!!! Haha ... Umm.. and YUCK-O on your TOE!!! EWE!! YOU and LEEEESH I SWEAR!!!!! haha ...

Anne said...

I love the pictures! That is very impressive that you were able to get your luggage. Remember when you had to pick up my camera, because I left it on the airplane. I guess it is a good thing that we don't all travel on the same flights! I love the waterfall in central park. That place could really surprise a person. It is like its own little world inside this big, busy city. Love the traditions and all of the family pictures to! Sorry about your toe, but YEAH about the new shoes! Glad grandma got a chance to play with her little man! :O)

madsens said...

hi. sounds like lots of fun