This year we decided to take the three older boys to NYC. It was a blast!! We were able to do so many things. One of the highlights was seeing Spiderman on Broadway. It was the perfect show for the boys. They loved all the special effects and especially the U2 music! We took them to all the special places around, 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, campus of Columbia University, subways trips and much more. I would say this was one of my favorite trip with the kids. It was great to stay out late, eat and nice restaurants. Cory and I lived in NYC for 2 years so we wanted to take the kids back and show them some of our favorite spots. We were even able to go into our old apartment building and show them where we lived! I freaked them out a bit when I took them to the deep dark dungeon to where I did our weekly laundry. The basement was always infested with cockroaches crawling about. Ewwww boy did I hate that!! After that experience boy am I ever so grateful for my own set of washers and dyers! I loved having my camera there to capture all the special moments and expressions.
The next 3 pictures are so special. I was at the right place at the right time. As I was taking pictures of the 9/11 memorial, I happen to overhear a conversation that two fire fighters were having. I was choked up and tears were running down my face. The gentleman in the firefighter jacket was telling story after story of all the people on the memorial plaques. HE WAS THERE! HE witnessed this horrific tragic day of 9/11. He was one of the lucky ones that made it that day. Thank you Ladder 35 for your stories. You touched my heart and I will never forget!