new york city!

Our next stop was manhattan! We were visiting our dear friends whom we met in DC and lived by at BYU for the year following. We haven't seen since they left for law school 4 years ago. Now they are living post-school life in NYC and it was so fun to see them again. Plus we got to meet their cute boys. Sam loved them; I think he enjoyed being in the middle. Henry was big enough to follow around, Walter was small enough that Sam still felt big :)

Our first evening we rode down to the upper west side, took a quick stroll through central park, grabbed a levain cookie (so good!) and some snacks and then headed back to their apartment. We had takeout (we felt very new york-ish) for dinner and the boys had fun playing. 

Saturday we left early to catch the ferry to Liberty Island. We spent a few hours there exploring and trying to get snatches of the audio tour (turns out 3 little boys make things go very slowly) and took a quick trip to the platform level. The views were amazing and the statue was really awe-inspiring. 

I wish we would have had the time/stamina to tour Ellis island, but we figure we'll just have to come back. We then took the subway up to the Village to eat pizza and gelato...and grab cupcakes and sandwiches for later. We took a long ride with 3 very tired boys back uptown. There is never enough time to do everything in NYC--especially when you have one day! We've been before so there wasn't much we were dying to do (Liberty Island was our big thing), but mostly I am sad we couldn't try all the food we wanted and see some other friends that live there. It's too big!

 "sam, smile!" "no."
 I don't know how any one gets a good family picture with a toddler. He seriously hates taking pictures.
 Completely the opposite from our picture attempts in CT, he sat SO sweetly on the couch with a tiny little smile for like 5 minutes. AGES, I'm telling you. It was adorable. Look at these boys. So cute!
 Their reward!
 bye wally!
thanks for having us! this is our throwback to all the group pictures in DC: Dave taking a 4 person selfie.

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