We went to New York City last weekend. We all had such a wonderful time. Ally was so excited to be able to spend some time with her big brother, I just wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Alan and Erica!
The American Museum of Natural History. This museum was absolutely amazing, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Ally has been learning about Native Americans in History...this was a great opportunity for her to see some incredible displays at the museum.
Erica and Ally...she loves Erica!
Enjoying time with her brother..she had the best time!
At the American Doll Store...decisions, decisions!
On her way out to do more shopping :)
Out and about in the city.
Ally in front of The Plaza Hotel (home of Eloise) ...she was a little excited
Ally is asking the Bell Hop at the Plaza Hotel where she could find Eloise. They were great with her!
Inside The Plaza Hotel
She's writing a letter to Eloise
Mailing her letter.
Beautiful day in Central Park
Alan giving us a tour of Columbia University
On our way to see the Statue of Liberty
We visited the National September 11 Memorial
The National September 11 Memorial
She was taking it all in.
A pear tree became known as the "Survivor Tree" after enduring the September 11, 2001 terror attacks at the World Trade Center. In October 2001, the tree was discovered at Ground Zero severely damaged, with snapped roots and burned and broken branches. The tree was removed from the rubble and placed in the care of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. After its recovery and rehabilitation, the tree was returned to the Memorial in 2010. New, smooth limbs extended from the gnarled stumps, creating a visible demarcation between the tree’s past and present. Today, the tree stands as a living reminder of resilience, survival and rebirth.
The Freedom Tower....The sun came out and I was able to get this beautiful picture.