i have always wanted to be in new york city with my lover, and this week that dream came true! lover + brothers and their wives and daughters = even better!
we got to manhattan just as the sun was setting on monday. we had a great reunion with my brother tal and then my sister-in-law anita and niece annina (it was particularly exciting to see those two because they couldn’t come to our wedding). then, the boy and i decided to head downtown and walk the brooklyn bridge (i could do it a hundred times and never get sick of it – day or night!)
we brought some pizza to the upper west side to my other brother eli’s apartment. the next morning all of us met at the ice rink in central park and had a little birthday party for baby zara, who turned two!
both of those sweet little girls attempted skating for the first time, and we all loved gliding along surrounded in the big apple. after, eli/julie/zara took the boy and i to the food court in the basement of the plaza hotel, which was super cool! they had everything from hand-rolled sushi to flame-torch-created s’mores.
eli, julie, zara and i then took the subway down to washington square (8th street) and walked all the way from there back to 59th street! along the way we saw the last of the christmas tree displays, the flatiron building, the amazing windows at lord and taylor, views of the empire state and chrysler buildings, and of course the rockefeller tree, where we met up with the boy.
a few more city scenes, festive lights and amazing window displays and then we headed back up to the upper west and met tal for dinner and great conversation.
early the next morning we were boarding a bus to boston! 36 hours in new york city with my lover (and a few other people i love so dang much!)!