Well, Spring Break has officially started. We decided that rather than put the girls in camp during this week I would keep them home with me for the week. We did this for a few reasons. One, I thought that they could benefit from some un-scheduled down time. They have been working really hard in school, the winter has been really long and I thought that they just needed some good old fashioned relaxation. Two, it would be an un-neccessary expense since I am home. Camp in NYC is not cheap. And three, travelling at this time is also unbelievably pricey so I figured since we were still newbies to Manhattan we could once again, be tourists in our own city and explore all of the amazing things Manhattan has to offer.
By 8:30 this morning with both kids fighting and driving me crazy, I was seriously wondering if I had made a monumental mistake.
But, after a second cup of caffeine and a phone call to a friend who was in a similar kid crazed predicament I managed to turn the day around and start off on our adventure way uptown.
For those of you following you know that I recently fell in love with Fort Tryon Park. So, we decided to take the kids up to 190th and let them play at a new playground and explore a different neighborhood in the city. They climbed the jungle gym, swirled around on the tire swing, played a bit of soccer and the older girls even tried their hand at making a make shift bird’s nest. After about an hour the kids started getting hungry so we headed down a few blocks to find a place to eat.
I now know why Washington Heights is called “The Heights”, phew, there are a lot of hills. We definitely got a workout by going up and down and up and down. And I may have gotten us lost so I we had to do a few more up and downs than was required.
We had a great lunch and then we decided to go for a scooter ride back in Fort Tryon Park. All was going well until the girls went bombing down a steep hill and two of the girls had a wipe out. Luckily no one was seriously injured, just a few scrapes and bruises. After the tears were wiped away we headed back to the subway and home. The girls are now currently hanging out of the couch- tired, hungry and not arguing. And I am one tired mommy. Mission accomplished. Only 7 more days left… Oh, and did I mention it is supposed to rain? Well, we will just have to see where our adventures take us next 😉