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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Early October Photos

Did I mention it's been a full month?
Below are some early October photos.
We're on Fall Break now and are looking forward to spending the second week in Florida!
I've already shared our trip to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, but here are some photos of the rest of our getaway to NYC.
After a stressful school week, David knew I was ready for a break.  I got a Bloody Mary at the airport with breakfast, and it was tasty!
Our first night in NYC we discovered we were only two blocks from Restaurant Row in Hell's Kitchen.  We went to Hell's Kitchen restaurant which is now progressive Mexican or Noveau Mexican.  It was absolutely delicious.  I had the grilled shrimp tacos.

On the morning of the Daily Show taping, we had lots of time and we both wanted to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Met.  We took the boys there in the summer of '11, but we wanted to go back and see it again.
We started with a quick trip to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir in Central Park before the museum opened.  It was beautiful!

And then on to the Met

I took lots of iPhone photos of the paintings and sculpture that jumped out at me.  I just finished an Art History book so I was excited to see some paintings.

Here I am, sitting Gossip Girl style on the Met steps!

Did I mention the great food we enjoyed in NYC?  Here we are at a traditional Italian restaurant, eating paninis and wine for lunch.  Delicious!!

We flew home the morning after the taping, just in time to get Brennan to the ENT for an ear infection, and see Thomas get his certificate at the Cross Country awards ceremony!  We're so proud of his involvement on the team this year!

And that night Renee, Lika, and Maren arrived in town!  They visited Renee's daughter and family in Terre Haute, Lika's cousin in Greenwood, and then headed south for their last stop before heading home.  We loved having them!
Renee and Maren happened to be dressed like twins!
Maren loved the playground behind Brennan's school.  Everyone does!

Like mother like daughter.  Lika rock climbed in Japan.

After we picked the boys up, we spent the afternoon taking Maren to some of our favorite places!
Including the ice cream shop with the great orchestrions and player organs

The KidsCommons for a ton of fun!

And over to the Commons to play on the giant playground

It was sad to say goodbye to everyone, but back to school to finish out the 1st quarter.
Brennan's class presented their Mesoamerican projects.  He did such a good job on his project, paper, and presentation!

And, then Fall Break!  We spent our first day at the open day at Keeneland horse racetrack in Lexington with Jeanne.
It alternated hot and sunny and monsoon rains.

The boys got to place a bet, but only Jeanne won.  It was still quite the experience.

It's such a beautiful race course and club.

And then on to the Melting Pot for a nice dinner.
Jeanne and Thomas

Brennan and me

And now, we're getting ready for Florida!!
Hope you're having a wonderful October, too.

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