Friday, August 13, 2010

New York, New York!

I love New York City! I love theatre, fashion and culture. You find this all when visiting the big apple. We took a family vacation and this was our first stop. We stayed in a very old hotel which has such an awesome contemporary style to it as well. It was only a block from time square and was located in the theatre district. This was Corey's first time ever to NYC. He drove into fearless and didn't believe the "stories" of how crazy busy it is! Lets just say he was surprised.
Our first day there we went to an amazing restaurant "Babbo's" There is such a difference in real Italian food compared to Olive garden. It was delish! If you ever in NYC, I highly recommend this restaurant! It very simple and elegant. Just a small location with a beautiful curtain when you walked into the door.
Our second day there we were able to catch the ferry over to the statue of liberty. I have always wanted to see it. It was such a beautiful island. We toured the inside of the statue and climbed up her to see how beautiful NYC looked. It was so breath taking! They have a small museum at the bottom where they have all the facts about it which was very interesting. After done touring we just stayed on the island for a little and relaxed under the shade tree and let Kerhia run around. It was very relaxing and enjoyable!
You would think that we came to NYC to only eat.. well we kinda did. We had dinner at the "The Maze" Gordon Ramsey's restaurant. Yes, the mean guy from Hell's Kitchen. Another amazing meal. We ordered the chef's pick for the night which is a five course meal. I can't even explain how good it was! Kerhia enjoyed her butter noodles and we enjoyed amazing gourmet food.
On the third day we spent the day shopping. Who goes to NYC without a full day to shop! We also got to do something very special with the girls. We took them to American girl to purchase their first American Dolls! Not only did we do that but we had the dinner with your dolls. I seen it on "Jon & Kate plus eight" when they were a thing still.. So sad! But anyways, I saw it on there and promised I would take the girls one day! It was such a fun experience. Even at age one Kerhia enjoyed it! They made it so.. GIRLY! They had hair bows to take home as napkin rings and of course they brought out tea for your doll to enjoy as well. I will for sure be taking the girls again when they get older.
That was such a fun trip weekend in New York City. P.S. don't even try the subway. We did and lets just say we walked right out and got a taxi! (haha)
Corey says he will never go back because of how busy it was.. but I know that won't happen cause I can't wait to return to visit!

Wait, is it actually quite!

Hello everyone! Your long lost friend is back. Yes, four months later! I finally got the girls on the exact same sleeping pattern! They nap and go to bed at night together. Yippee!

So much has happened. We of course had Mia in April, we moved into a new home in Vienna at the end of May, we were vacationing from the end of June-July and now it's almost the middle of August! Woooah! Goal for fall is slow down. I want to just enjoy this fall/winter.

Here is the family update..

Mia is doing wonderful! She is now four months old and weighs 12lbs. She is such a happy baby always cooing and smiling. It is amazing to see her face light up when Kerhia sits to play with her... well really Kerhia gets in her face and yells but Mia loves it! We had a little scare because she is having problems with her bowel movements and they are going to run some test just to make sure that there is nothing wrong. Which I am so grateful that her pedi cares enough to look even though it doesn't seem to be affecting her weight gain or health. I think she has some allergies going which isn't to surprising when we live in "pollution city", but please continue to keep her little behind in your thoughts! (haha)

Kerhia Ann Stacy... oh where do I begin! She is such a joy! She has such a little personalty that you can tell she will never know a stranger and I love that about her. Can you believe she will be two in two months! I know everyone says "It feels like yesterday I was having her". Well it does! She is such a healthy little girl. When we moved to West Virginia I had to start birth-three which is a program where they come in and make sure that your kid is up to date on their learning if they have a reason to be watched. She has had someone coming in since she was such a little early bird. They did a speech eval and she qualified to have a speech therapist. I am so excited to start Monday working with her. Kerhia has a very small vocabulary of words but she can sign like crazy! I honestly believe with a little pushing she will be talking in no time and not shutting up! (haha) For goodness sakes she can't say many words but she will say "Spongebob". I think she is holding it all in to surprise us all one day! She also will have an OT come out to eval her for a sensory delay on Monday as well. That is a whole different blog post that I will do!

Corey Dene.. where to begin.. Yes, you all know that his little handsome self crossed the stage at OVU to graduate with a B.A. in Business! Well April fools to us.... we came to find out that he didn't. He still needs 3 more semesters of school! I know, I know.. I want to cry! He will be going back to school this fall! Wish him luck. Other than that he is doing great!

ohhh... me... let's see. I just basically told you my life! Well I am now on the board of MOMS club and I am having such a fun time! I love having the chance to meet such great mothers.

Be prepared for many more posts to come to catch up with things.

Yes, I am back!