Family trip to NYC to celebrate Lexa's birthday

Little Red Lighthouse!

Tiger at Museum of Natural History

Polar bear (and prey)

The big whale

The big dinosaurs

Me and T-Rex

Triceratops (and boys getting tired)

Taking a break by the elephants

Lobby dino

The boys invented this game

Good work, guys

Hmm - looks like a good TV show

A quick look at Times Square

The view from our 9th floor hotel room

A quick stop at Grand Central Terminal

Lexa photobombing

Subway time!

Empire State Building, 86th floor

Outside in pretty good weather

Hmm - let's go up there next!

Looks like a good time over there

Up to the 102nd floor!

Mommy, Bren, and John on 102

And the beautiful lobby

The Lexington Hotel - pretty nice!

Our across-the-street neighbors

Next day - cutting the street at 9am

Cooking fresh bagels at...


Roosevelt Island Tram

Crossing back to Manhattan

Dylan's Candy Store


Central Park candy break

Peeking from behind monkeys at FAO Schwarz

Lexa meets a handsome stranger

Bren plays the big piano

Next it's off to the Plaza Hotel...

...for lunch in the Palm Court

Eloise's painting

The boys try out some rental bikes

Staten Island Ferry time!

Lexa and the Statue

Sunday morning St. Patrick's for mass

Hot dogs in the park

And the granite slide!

Mommy slides on her birthday

Funny face time!

Funny juggler guy in Central Park

Tunnel on the Merrit Parkway on the way home