Saturday, July 10, 2010

Little Chick in the Big Apple

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love,
the things you are, the things you never want to lose."
Today was another fantastic summer vacation adventure for Little Chick and I! We woke up and I decided that she needed a surprise. We love, love, love surprises! So, while we were eating breakfast I told her I had a surprise for her. She squealed with excitement! We got ready and headed off in the car. Little Chick kept asking me what the surprise was, but I explained that it wouldn't be a surprise if I told her. Then we pulled into the parking lot of the train station and Little Chick screamed, "Mommy, we are going on the train!" She had such an amazing smile on her face! It was beautiful! We had so much fun! Little Chick got to sit in the conductor's seat and toot the horn on the train, we had a ladies luncheon, rode in a yellow taxi (yippee), visited Rockefeller Center, St. Patricks Cathedral and the American Doll store. What a day!

When we were at St. Patricks Cathedral, I told my daughter that we were in God's house. She opened her eyes wide and said, "This is God's house? Where is He?" I told her that He is everywhere and that people come to visit Him to say thank you. As we sat for a moment in the pew I then said lets go and she replied, "Not yet mommy." I asked her why and she said, "I am waiting for God. He is so cute!" I just looked at her and the pure innocence of her entire being and sent a prayer up to God to say thank you. We then walked over and lit a candle for my Dad. It was such a nice day! A day to remember always!
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39 comments:

  1. You two really know how to have a good time! Looks like you had a great day. St. Patrick's Cathedral is so beautiful... it's my favorite place to visit in the city!

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  2. I've never been to NYC. It looks like you guys had a blast. Such cute pics. ♥ Rachel @ Anya's Room

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  3. Oh my goodness...what a perfectly wonderful day. What a surprise!!!! You two make magic wherever you go. Great post!

    Have a superb week-end.
    xo

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  4. Aw, that looks like so much fun! ♥

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  5. My niece will be a senior at Columbia University in the fall. I hope to visit her before she leaves the Big Apple. Now, I know a few sites to check out while I'm there. Thanks, Mama Hen...looks as if you and Little Chick had a grand time! -EW

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  6. You are the best mom ever!! what a wonderful day. xxx

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  7. I love the pictures! Little chick isso lucky to have a mom like you! You are really making sure she has one special summer vacation,

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  8. Love the cap and love the excitement in Little Chick's eyes. There's nothing more amazing than a trip to the big smoke (unless it's a trip to a real live farm...!)

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  9. Little chicks comments about God are just too precious! The pictures are adorable. I especially love the one of Little Chick in the taxi. She's a true New Yorker now :-)

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  10. What FUN!! I love that you kept it a surprise right up to the train station : ) You are such a beautiful Mom!! Love the way you share your adventures and the photos always make me smile!

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  11. What a wonderful story in the catherdral! It sounds like you both had a great day.

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  12. Hi there. I love all things NYC. Had the BEST holiday there many years ago now. You and little chick are quite a team :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Always lovely to hear from new people.

    Following back.

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  13. Adorable. Love NYC... only been once though! Thanks for visiting and following my blog. LOVE your blog design! Following you back!

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  14. Your little chick is adorable. Thanks for following me. I've added myself to your incredibly long list of admirers!

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  15. What a wonderful day! Did you spend a mint at the AG store like I always do?

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  16. Oh wow! I can imagine her excitement! A few weeks ago we went to a local railway station and showed the kids a real train. They were so amused! We are going to go on a train journey for fun and thought it would be better if we showed them a train first.

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  17. Hi again! Just wanted you to let you know that the above comment was by me. I was just logged into Mom's account.

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  18. awwww, that is too sweet! You have given me a fun idea for when my little lady is a bit older:) I can't wait to surprise her with fun outings too! What an awesome mama you are;)

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  19. Oh I definitely will! The first time we were there for the "trial visit" we had a lot of fun but I forgot to take by big camera and we only have crappy IPhone pictures. Next time I'll be sure to carry it along.
    Btw, the line about God being cute totally made me smile.

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  20. Thanks for following! Following you back! Very sweet and fun blog!

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  21. I love coming around here just to see that beautiful smile from little chick. You 2 are always having such a fun time together. I love it when she said she was waiting for God and that he's so cute; completely priceless. But that little excursion sounded so so fun; yay for the Big Apple!

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  22. What a great day! What a lucky girl....

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  23. Looks like you guys had a blast. Hope the heat wasn't too oppressive and glad you are not there today (in the pouring rain).

    little chick is one lucky little chick.

    andrea

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  24. That is awesome that you all are so close to great cities! It's so rewarding to see a child accepting God with such innocence! Glad you had a great time. I will try and join in on Smile Sunday.

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  25. "I am waiting for God. He is so cute"....just made my heart melt!!

    I have never been to NYC, but it's on my bucket list :)

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  26. Thanks for the blog comment from Friday Follow! Your blog is so great! So nice to find you!!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    -jamie

    www.inspiredmess.com

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  27. Soo cute!! :) Can't wait 'til my hubby gets back & we can make some memories, too!

    Glad y'all had fun :)

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  28. That sounds like a lot of fun. That's great that you can just take a train to NYC, you're not far from there.

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  29. Love that cab picture - very New York! Glad you had fun! Have a great weekend!! :-)

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  30. Looks like such a fun day! She's is too cute. I love that she wanted to wait on God. What a sweetie!

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  31. Memories are one of our best blessings. I grabbed your Sunday button :) following back.

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  32. I would SO love to go to NYC. It's on my list.

    Gorgeous. x

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  33. I've been waiting for this...I left you an award on my blog! You may not know how much but thanks so much for helping me along!

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  34. That picture of her in the cab is to die for. Glad you had fun!

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  35. I love the cab pic and the candle lighting pic!

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  36. what a fantastic surprise! i wish Elliot and I could have tagged along. i am glad you guys had such an amazing day. :)

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  37. Oh I LOVE the Big Apple...it was my favorite city to overnight in when I was a flight attendant...Thanks for stopping by Girl In Air....I'm following you back:)

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  38. What a cool surprise!! You look gorgeous and the taxi picture is adorable!
    I used to live in upstate New York and never had the chance to see the city. I can't wait until I get a chance to go.
    Oh and that is hilarious about God being "so cute!" lol so sweet.

    KareyEllen
    KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

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