Geneva is a great little traveler. She spent most of the time in our Ergo carrier since she wasn't the most steady walker yet and we didn't want those little hands touching the streets of New York. She slept through some noisy subway rides. During this trip, her favorite word was "hi." She used it on everyone, and almost everyone loved it. She would keep saying it until someone acknowledged her, and it was fun to see people break out into a grin when they heard her little voice. On one subway ride, she chose to say "hi" to a passenger who had earbuds in. He couldn't hear her, and thus didn't respond, so she kept repeating it over and over, until all of the other passengers were laughing to themselves.
We did a lot over the 5 days we were there, and I didn't get pictures of everything, but I will tell what I can through these.
|Another picture from the Highline, with a sleeping Geneva on my front.|
|Henry playing the banjo at the Chelsea Market. They had pictures of famous people all around playing the banjo. This just reminds me of when Henry was cool and in a band in college... sigh...|
|And a picture with a giant cannoli. Unfortunately, this is the only cannoli we had, since we were already full from our Chinese pork buns. Geneva was a little confused...|
|Back a grandma and grandpa's apartment, Geneva's favorite thing to do was sit on this stool. We had to move it out of the minuscule kitchen so she could sit without getting in the way.|
|Henry by Henry street in Brooklyn|
|At the Brooklyn Bridge Park just before sunset, looking at the Manhattan skyline.|
|Geneva running around|
|Another favorite toy in the apartment - the shower curtain.|
|Dinner with our friends the Boushley's at a fancy ramen place. They didn't have high chairs so we made it work on our laps. Geneva liked the bowl.|
|She also did like the broth. She was the only kid in the place, and luckily she was totally well-behaved so people still liked us.|
Here are some of the other things we did but didn't get pictures of: saw Newsies on Broadway, walked around Central Park, went to Mood (fabric store from Project Runway), played on the big piano at FAO Shwartz, went to a Trader Joe's (cheapest groceries in town!), went for nice walks by the Hudson, went to the World Trade Center memorial (very emotional for me for some reason), ate delicious empanadas in Hell's Kitchen, ate delicious soul food in Harlem (chicken and waffles), and fell in love with grandpa and escalators (Geneva did, that is). We had a wonderful time and we could easily go back and fill another trip with all the things we didn't have time to do! Unfortunately, a five hour plane ride with a toddler is not exactly something I'm willing to replicate any time soon...