Sadie and Lucy in Central Park

Monday, August 31st, 2009

We took Sadie and Lucy to New York last weekend for a little vacation and a chance to catch up with some of our old friends. It was a great weekend, and I’ll probably write up some notes a little later this week. For now, I figured I’d just start with a couple of pictures.

We left the hotel and wandered through Central Park until we hit the Heckscher Playground. They renovated this playground since the last time we visited, and it was a big hit with the kids.

Sadie found a tire swing. That was enough for thirty minutes of sheer bliss.

Sadie on the tire swing in Central Park.

Sadie on the tire swing in Central Park.

Lucy was too little for the tire swing, so she was sitting in her stroller watching Sadie swing. She was a little bored, though.

Lucy in her stroller in Central Park.

So, we let her out to be free-range baby for a little while. She toddled around for a little while, but then found a mud puddle at the edge of the swings area. She circled it for a minute, then decided to investigate further.

Lucy sitting in Central Park.

As it turns out, you can do a lot of splashing in the mud puddle. It’s great fun.

Lucy splashing a mud puddle in Central Park.

Nothing makes Lucy happier than a little mud.

Lucy a little muddy in Central Park.

Sadie then wandered around the “castle” a little bit. Whoever designed the park did a nice job pulling this section together. There’s lots for a three-year-old to explore.

Sadie exploring in Central Park.

Sadie exploring in Central Park.

Sadie exploring in Central Park.

At the end of the day, Sadie was very happy.

Sadie in Central Park.

The girls even got to share a big hug back in the hotel lobby.

Sadie and Lucy in New York.

I’ll write more later (especially about the Museum of Natural History), but I wanted to get these pictures up quickly.

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