The City That Never Sleeps!

This weekend Jace and I went to New York City to visit our friend, Lily.  We had a great time!  Here are some pictures of our adventure….

Jace and I took the bus from Bethlehem (5 minutes from our house!) to the heart of NYC.  The bus ride was less than 2 hours and Jace loved the freedom of not being in a car seat.100_6311 100_6314

We headed to Times Square to get some pictures, then caught the subway over to Brooklyn to Lily’s house.  Jace was a little overwhelmed in Times Square, but he seemed to like watching the subway trains fly by.
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We spent the afternoon getting a tour of Brooklyn.  It’s an amazing place!  We walked (and walked and walked and walked) and got some great views of the city.

We ended up at a waterfront park and Jace crawled all over the place!  At one point, he pulled himself up on the stroller and pushed it around the grass a bit.  After a day of bus rides and sitting in a stroller, he was happy to be on the move.
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Jace had fun exploring Lily’s apartment while Lily cooked a delicious brunch.  He pulled all the books off the shelves (repeatedly), opened and closed all the drawers in the kitchen, and played with any food he could get his hands on.  It was quite a work out carrying the stroller (with Jace in it!) up and down all the stairs in the subway and at Lily’s apartment.  Even so, Lily still had the energy to swing Jace in the air (his new favorite activity, guaranteed to get a smile!).  The third picture below was taken waaaaay past Jace’s bedtime.  Given we were in the city that never sleeps, Jace decided to live up to his role as the baby that never sleeps.  Lily and I were tired, but Jace was happy to wave at the camera and keep playing with books.  His top two teeth are so close now….  You can see them clearly when he opens his mouth, but they haven’t quite broken through the gums yet.  I think that’s making him cranky – and keeping him from sleeping very soundly.  Despite a rough night and an uncharacteristically cranky morning, Jace was pretty happy for the rest of the trip.
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After a delicious NY bagel breakfast, we took the ferry to Governor’s Island.  The weather was warm, the sky was clear, and the park was very pretty.  After barely sleeping the night before, Jace fell asleep as soon as we got to Governor’s Island.  We parked him by the edge of the path (you can see him in the background in the picture of Lily) and hung out in hammocks while Jace napped.  It was incredibly comfortable and relaxing!
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Jace napped for a solid 90 minutes (yay!).  He slept through the view of the Statue of Liberty, but that’s okay.  We took the ferry back to Manhattan, took the subway up to the bus terminal, and caught our bus back to Bethlehem.  Great weather, great food, great company, and a great city.  We can’t wait to visit again!
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2 thoughts on “The City That Never Sleeps!

  1. The adventures you go on look like a blast!! Between the bus ride and tours and pulling books off the shelf, what great fun!!

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