See Rock City

We took a quick trip to New York during Spring Break. Nothing says spring break like a polar vortex and a missing Malaysian aircraft (the news broke the morning we left).


Before we go any further, you should all know that I am a paranoid flyer. I have already mentioned the superstitious need to touch the outside of the airplane before I board. I have done my motherly duty and passed this life trait on to my children.


On Wells’ first trip to New York, we rented a limo to take us into Manhattan from LaGuardia. We have been burned one too many times with our excessive luggage. We strive for no G left behind, so SK lined one up for when we arrived.




Y’all. We looked like we were heading to our senior prom then onto a bachlorette party. Lots of bright white with neon lights.

Of course, Graham thought it was “AWESOME.”

Like I said, there’s no business like snow business during “spring” break.



We actually were blessed with beautiful weather while we were there. It wasn’t even that cold. Except when we took the boat to see the Statue of Liberty. Then it was THAT cold.




We also visited the Intrepid. My daddy was on an aircraft carrier in the Navy and has told Wells about it over the years. The Intrepid was Wells only request for the trip. Well. That and hotdogs.






We saw Matilda and it was fantastic. A week or so before we left I started reading the book to Wells and Graham. I didn’t want them to balk when they heard we were going to a PLAY let alone one with a GIRL’S NAME. They liked the book, and they loved the play.




My only request was to go to Babbo for the black spaghetti. I know it looks like a pile of poo-knows-what, but I crave it. I wish there was a way to order it through Amazon Prime. (There is not. I have checked.)



Speaking of food, we also ate at Sarah Beth’s (I’ve Benedicted to Benedict for as long as I can remember), Quality Italian, Eataly, Dos Caminos (where I had dos too many prickly pear margaritas) and Balthazar. Yes. We took our cray kids to all those places. They are much more well behaved than the multi margarita crew.


I also feel this way about carbs

I also feel this way about carbs.





Unrelated- This is Katie Couric…


She was a tiny little thing. Clearly she steers clear of the carbs.

We also chilled at the hotel A LOT. Kids love hotels and windows…


this is how I feel about chocolate

I also feel this way about chocolate.




Oh and toys…







When we got home, Aunt Yaya asked us about our trip…

Yaya: Did you go the Empire State Building?

Wells and G: No.

Yaya: Did you ride the subway?

Wells and G: No.

Did you go to the 9/11 memorial?

Wells and G: No.

Wowie: But we did see the Freedom Tower on our way to the Statue of Liberty.

Yaya: So you climbed the Statue of Liberty?

Graham: No. And we didn’t even see Rock City.


Wowie: Um, actually we did! (Back in 2011.)

Too bad he meant Top of the Rock.

I guess this means we will just have to take them back. Hopefully next time there will be less windchill and more shopping for mama.

And more photos. I barely took any. Oh wait…












Happy Good Friday and Easter Weekend!

“Eternal life is not a trophy to be won, but a gift to be received.”

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  1. Great pics! Oh, the hair — Every last one of y’all have spectacular hair.
    Blessings this Easter. He is risen!!

  2. I’m so glad you’re teaching those gorgeous boys the important life lesson of an RC club. Important stuff, took me til my 20s to discover it!

  3. You have such a beautiful family and are always on such fun adventures! Adopt me? I come with a husband, but he’s pretty well behaved most of the time….
    Happy Easter!

    • Thank you Amy… you are the sweetest. And I’ve always wanted a girl. Hopefully you won’t mind wearing obnoxiously large hairbows.

  4. I’m a big Babbo fan too, although the only thing I’ve ever ordered there is the pizza topped with clams — I cannot stray from it! You guys are just the most FUN family and I love the photos.

  5. Absolutely LOVE your blog!!!! Adore the clothing for your boys, mind sharing where you do most of their shopping ?

    • Thanks so much, Carrie. I did a post around this time last year about boys’ clothing. Basically, I get most of their things from Mini Boden, Target and Crewcuts outlet. I also really love Honey Bee Tees.

  6. Which Tory Burch purse is that? It looks lovely.

  7. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    So many lovely photos. It looks like you had a wonderful trip!
    Your boys are adorable :0)
    Thanks for sharing,

  8. Just stumbled across your blog for the first time, and (hello, stalker!) dang y’all are all so freakin’ cute! Love your hair. Love that y’all take your kids around adults (for then they learn how to ACT, amen). And the watermelon/peehole story in the Easter post pretty much just made me love you. 😉

  9. Over Christmas break I found your blog. I just love it. I may be stalking you now , jk. But it’s so funny that you have a See Rock City photo… I live 40 min from there but have never actually “seen” Rock City

  10. Over Christmas break I found your blog. I just love it. I may be stalking you now , jk. But it’s so funny that you have a See Rock City photo… I live 40 min from there but have never actually “seen” Rock City

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