The CHERISHED Life of Heather Leigh

Saturday, December 15, 2007

NYC with the fam, DAY 2

Phew! Everybody felt better today! The only one not feeling 100% this morning was me, thanks to the nearly ZERO sleep I got last night courtesy of Sir Snores-a-lot (a.k.a. Owen).
But, come on, we've got tickets to see the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Christmas Spectacular this morning, AT Radio City Music Hall, so even a sleepless night won't keep me down!! Even though it IS a 9 AM show!! Here are some shots of my most favorite Christmas show ever! As you can see, I love the soldiers and the rag dolls. Spectacular really sums it up.

After the show, we went to Rockefeller center and had a snack as we watched the ice skaters on the rink outside, where Kevin spotted a marriage proposal in the works. What fun to witness this young couple get engaged while skating at Rockefeller Center!

We proceeded to the top of the Rockefeller Center, 69 stories high, where we saw a bird's eye view of the city. That's me and Jord with the empire state building and a shot I took of Central Park.

We headed back to Times Square, by foot (sev-er-al blocks), for lunch at a Mexican restaurant and another trip to Toys R Us. On our way, we passed some fun break dancing street performers. We also visited the M&M store, which was way over priced and over crowded. (yes, I do realize we're in NYC, I just think we were all getting tired and cranky.)

By this time it was after 3pm, and we were ready to head back to the hotel where Owen and I enjoyed a nap while Kev and the others went swimming. Afterwards the kids enjoyed getting room service for dinner. THIS is the stuff memories are made of.

As Liam put it in his good night prayer...

Dear God,
Thank you for Jingle Bells and the Rockettes. Thank you for moms and dads and brothers and sisters and friends and family and grandmas and grandpas and room service and for Jordyn helping me with the Tarzan games. Please make Owen not snore at all tonight and please make me have no dreams at all. Amen

Amen, Liam, Amen.


~Amy said...

I'm so happy for you that you got to see the Rockettes (your favortie) at Radio City Music Hall !!! XOXO
PS: Love the boys sweaters !!!

Mindy said...

Thanks for doing this daily report on your trip! I know how much it meant to you to see the Rockettes and have your family there with you in NYC, and then I was worried when you wrote about them getting sick. So now I can rest easy again knowing that you had a good day today. Have a safe trip back!

sis said...

Wow! What a cool trip. I love the photo of you and Jordyn (you don't look a day past 27!) with the skyline. Eager to see all the photos. We're praying for your safe return tonight. Lots of snow here--the boys had to shovel our way out so they could get to church (I'm home sick). Love you all and looking forward to our celebration in a little more than a week.

bay said...

Aunt H. this is for jord from bay,
i love the pics and i miss u sooo much! i really like your coat too. lucky u it snowed maybe you'll be stuck there for a while!!!