Friday, May 4, 2012

I Heart NY (and Connecticut!)

At the beginning of February, Cade and I decided to go visit by lifelong best friend, Casey. She moved to Connecticut before Cade was born, and got married a day before Cade's first birthday. She and I went to elementary school, junior high, high school and college together. We have so many stories between us. She was (and still is when we are together) my partner in crime. I am pretty sure that I laughed more that weekend than I have in a while. Oh, and Casey and Cade are now BFFs too (he cried when our plane took off heading back home because he said he was going to miss her so much). We had the best trip! Cade had not been on a plane since he was too little to remember, so this was a huge adventure for him. Connecticut is such a gorgeous place to live, and I hope that we get to go back soon. The weather was absolutely perfect while we were there. We barely had to get our winter coats out. On Saturday, Casey took us on the train (about 45 minutes) into the heart of NYC. It was awesome. Cade said it was just like on the Smurfs' movie. Ha!

 on our way!
 Cade taught Case how to play Angry Birds on her iPhone. It may be her new addiction;)
 Grand Central Station
 Tines Square
 At the Toys R Us in Times Square. It is enormous. Definitely the highlight for Cade. He got a new Transformer for himself, and picked Emmy out a Barbie doll that looked like a total pole dancer. Casey and I laughed about that all day! And of course, Emmy loved it:)

 This guy got to help make Hershey kisses
 Casey's beautiful barn!
 A huge bonus to the trip was finally getting to spend quality time with this little guy, Graham. This was about a month before his first birthday. Unfortunately, he had a little stomach bug before we got was an unwelcome souvenir that we both took home:( But he was SO happy the whole time we were there. He is such a funny baby and so full of personality!
 I just love this boy! He wanted me to hold him all the time, and I was happy to oblige!
On the way home, the pilot let Cade come into the cockpit and flip some switches. He, of course, loved it.