Monday, July 11, 2011

The 4th of July

The little man is fully recovered. Phew.  

We had a really nice July 4th spent with friends, food and fireworks.  Sunday we met some friends in the park by us for a potluck picnic covered in babies.  We have been really lucky to meet some great families in the neighborhood with babies all around the same age.  They just crawl around stealing eachothers toys. It's cute.

Every year  for a few hours on July 4th, the Empire State Building  is closed to the public for a special firework viewing event. This year we were lucky enough to be able to attend.  It was Awesome.  I've only been to the ESB one other time, and it was crowded and touristy.  This time though was special. All it took was one email from and to the right people and my little family got a very special 4th of July (Thank you DP). The observation deck on the 86th floor is open to a small crowd to watch the Macy's Fireworks.  There was no line.  No crowd, no waiting.  There was King Kong, free snacks and a beautiful view.  The weather was perfect, the sunset was beautiful, New York City actually felt - still.  The baby fell asleep just before the fireworks started and woke up just in time for us to miss the Grand Finale.

The baby wasn't so sure of King Kong


I wonder if this view will ever get old

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