Friday Favorites & Our Trip to NYC!

We've been busily walking the streets of the Big Apple all week!  That means we've had several favorites because of all the new things to do and see.  Little R took to the streets like a pro.  He was cruising around in his Uppababy Vista that is apparently the stroller of the city.  We saw them on nearly every corner.  It was perfect for all the walking and subway riding that we did.  He was bundled up and never fussed about the cold weather.  While my dad was with us we walked the paths of Central Park, went behind the scenes on a 60 Minutes feature, ate incredible meals, crossed the Brooklyn bridge, went to see the Lion King (my first broadway show) and visited the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.  Later in the week we had a sisters date to see the Rockettes.  Mostly we enjoyed one another's company and walking the streets of Brooklyn.  To my surprise, Brookyln was very baby friendly.  Moms and dads alike were wearing baby, taking baby to lunch, strolling around with friends, etc.  I loved how baby didn't stop them from getting out and going around town.  It was great. As for little R's schedule, I allowed it to be flexible this week.  He did amazingly well.  He would nap in his stroller and sleep in the bed with me at night, only waking a couple of times (much better than I thought it would play out).  All in all, it was an incredible, yet exhausting trip;)  I couldn't have done it without the help of my two sisters.  So, here's the rundown on this week's NYC favorites...

For little R (20wks)… meeting his Uncle Jack & spending time with his aunts& gramps in the Big City growing hair on his head (finally, and it is blonde!) chewing on Sophie the Giraffe cruising the streets of NYC in his Uppababy Vista  

For myself… seeing the Lion King on Broadway &  Rockettes Christmas Spectacular exploring the neighborhoods of Brooklyn making it through the week with babe-in-tow!

For all the mamas & mamas-to-be… visiting Giggle and Land of Nod brick&mortars for great gift ideas using White Noise Lite as a portable soundmachine overhearing 3 ladies at lunch talking about natural childbirth (yes, I totally interrupted and joined the conversation...I couldn't help myself...I am from the South so it's to be expected, right?  They were glad I did;)

A few favorite images from our trip... Have you visited NYC or another big city with baby-in-tow?  If so, share your thoughts on how you made it a successful trip.  Enjoy the weekend.  xoxo...*holly

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