A Day In The City..

October 17, 2008

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Nick and I hit the road bright and early and spent our day visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with his 5th grade class.

Ellis Island was very interesting, lots of history there. To think that some of our ancestors entered this country through the very place we stood today was incredible. I could have spent more time in there but we were on a schedule so we had to move on.

I have been to the city often, but never took the ferry over to the Statue of Liberty...it was defintely something to see! They no longer let you go all the way to the top, you are only allowed up to the base of the statue. Security is pretty tight but it was so worth it.....the view is just breathtaking....what a piece of history!

I am so glad that I took the day off to spend some quality time with Nick, we both had such a great time together. He can't wait to go back, but next time he said he would like to have more time for shopping. Unfortunately, not my kind of shopping. If I know him, he has FAO Schw@rtz on the brain....

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

39 comments:

Jennifer said...

Awesome pictures Lisa!!! Sounds like you and Nick had a great time together.

Jen

Michelle said...

What a perfect day!! How wonderful that you and Nick got to spend the day together... in NYC of all places! You captured some beautiful photos of your day.

sara said...

Lady Liberty IS breath taking! We took the ferry ride back in 2004 - it was amazing. Hubby hated the city, too many people - but said we could fly in, go to the Statue of LIberty and fly immediately out - so the kids could see her one day!! LO! Glad you & Nick had a nice time!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

HOW FUN!!!!
I was just telling John last night I wanted to go there.
Have a Great Weekend.
GREAT pictures..
Hugs girly..

Jennifer said...

I love your pictures! It sounds like the perfect day for you & Nick! I am sure this is a day that you both will never forget :) Have a great weekend!

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a great day!! You are lucky to live so close to go on such an awesome field trip! Your photos are fabulous!

Have a fun weekend.

Janet

missy said...

What fun, Lisa! Your collage of Lady Liberty is sooo architectually stunning! I am glad you had a special day with your sweet boy. He is so cute!

Leslie said...

I would love to go to New York and shop and visit the Statue of Liberty. What a fun day. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures.

Wouldn't it be neat for one day, all us blogger mommy's meet in NY and go shopping and just hang out with each other!!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! It looks like you had a great day! Your collages are beautiful and you got so many great pictures! You definitely need to go back for shopping!

Have a great weekend!

Sandy Toes said...

What unbelievable pictures! You all are so cute...looks like you all are having a blast...enjoy!
-Sandy Toes

Kate said...

Lisa,

Seriously...could the weather have been more perfect??? What a fabulous day you must have had! Love the pictures and the smile on Nick's face pretty much says it all!!!

Well done!!

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa!

What fun! And you sure had a perfect weather day!!! How nice that you had the chance for a just Nick and you day!

Sandra said...

How beautiful! One of these days I am going to make it to NYC - I have always wanted to go...

Sharie said...

Now that's a FIELD TRIP. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I love the smile on Nick's face, he's obviously happy to be spending the day with his mom:)

Briana's Mom said...

AMAZING pictures Lisa! I have never been to NY and I really want to go one day.

Lisa said...

Oh how fun! Your pictures are amazing! I'm glad you guys had such a great time.

Marla said...

What gorgeous pictures, that looks like a total blast!

Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Beautiful pictues. I've never been to NYC. What a special day for you and Nick.

laura

Special K said...

I've been to NYC twice. I love the city. Can't wait to go back again.

Looks like a fun trip with beautiful weather. Your pics are amazing.

Kam said...

My dad says that making memories is the stuff of life...and how well you have done that this weekend! Loved your pix. Nick will remember this for a lifetime!
Have a fantastic weekend!
Kam

Sharon said...

WOW! THat is a FIELD trip!?!?!? So lucky! I climbed all those SoL stairs when I was 11!! I will never forget it!

Noemi said...

It looks like you had a fabulous day! Thank you for sharing the great pictures.

LaLa said...

What a fun time you are having together!! Love the pics!

Amy said...

What fun!:) And what a blessing to spend that time with your son.

I hope one day to get to visit New York City. I have been in the airport, but I don't think that counts.;)

I didn't know that you couldn't go to the top of the Empire State Building. Ellis Island sounds like a place I could spend all day at.

Have a great rest of the weekend!
God Bless,
Amy:)

Colleen said...

Lisa the pictures are awesome!!! I love that you spent quality time with Nick...they grow up so fast. I never turn down alone time with my boys..and they still ask me to come along with them (it's like a date night) : ) have a wonderful weekend.

jennifer said...

That is really cool. What a great field trip! Sure beats the zoo!!

Our Complete Family said...

Such special time when it's a Momma and her son, don't you think? I love those days. They don't happen too often when you have more than one kiddo, hu? I love that you had that time and such a great day! The pics are AWESOME! You're both so darn cute! Happy rest of your weekend hun~ Les

Kayce said...

What wonderful pictures Lisa! Looks like you guys are having a blast.

Sherri said...

Your pics are beautiful. You are so lucky you live close enough to NY to go for the day...I'm jealous! I'm glad you had a great day. It sure looked like you had amazing weather for it!

Kimi said...

Lisa,

What a fun trip with Nick. The pictures you took are absolutely FAB!!

Love,
Kim

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Great pics! Sounds like you guys had a great time :) What a fun day!

Chris and Deb said...

What fun to live so close to NYC! Sounds like a fun time!

Paula said...

What a fun trip for his class to take. I have never actually stepped onto Ellis island only seen it by boat. My parents have a plaque on the wall in there because they emigrated from England.

kerri said...

Oh Lisa, what a wonderful day, so glad you and Nick had some special time with each other and in NYC to boot. ;)
I have the Statue of Liberty on my must see list, incredible!!

Carol VR said...

By saying you no longer can get to the TOP of the statue.... exactly where could you get to in the past??? Would you be standing in her crown????

We just got back from the thousand islands a mere three hours ago, and I haven't even begun to get photos uploaded... soon I hope.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Sorry it has been a while since visiting... I have been so busy with work etc
Though I have been thinking of everyone...
Love the photos... one day I would like to go to NY... one day I will get there... at least if I have my way

jiangxigirls said...

It looks and sounds like you and Nick had a great time! Love the pics!

Bridget said...

Looks like a perfect Mother/ Son day! Oh how I love New York - love all of your pictures!

CC said...

Those pictures are awesome. It looks like SO much fun!!!