Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back to Tahoe

Let's think about this for a moment... Ty would you rather spend a week of record setting high temps above 100 degrees in Austin before school starts, or head to the cool Sierra Nevada mountains where the high temp is about 85 and drops to the 50's at night?

It appears that Ty chose wisely as he smiles big here on the shores of Lake Tahoe last week. And yes if you look carefully, that white stuff in the distance is some snow left around the summit of Mount Tallac.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Statue of Liber-TY

Ty attempted to do his best impressions of Lady Liberty from several spots around the statue. This one was achieved by having Dad almost laying down on the ground looking straight up. It came out a little better than Ty's attempt to look like he was tickling her armpit.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Our last full day in Manhattan we had scheduled a ferry ride out to Liberty Island. We really lucked out with the weather and Ty enjoyed looking back at the iconic skyline and trying to identify all the landmarks.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Big Piano, Take Two

This was Ty's second visit to FAO Schwarz and he remembered exactly where the piano was located. He jumped around making music and would have done that all day had they not told him there were other kids waiting.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Once Around the Park, James

I don't remember if this guy's name was really James, but he was super nice and very strong. Ty and I were exhausted from walking around Central Park in the heat and we looked for more than 15 minutes before we saw this pedicab driver coming down the road. We hopped in, relaxed, and watched as he passed all the other pedicabs even when we were going uphill!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Go Ask Alice

Central park is filled with so many amazing hidden treasures. One of them is this sculpture of Alice with some of the fantastic creatures she encounters in Wonderland. Ty enjoyed climbing both over and under the toadstools and discovering the details hidden in the base.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Welcome to the House of Fun

"A Ferris wheel inside of a store Dad? No way, I do not believe you."

This was Ty's impression prior to arriving at the flagship Toys R Us location in Times Square. Once we entered the store and he saw it with his own eyes, he started to believe some of the over-the-top things New York City is famous for. After browsing the five levels of the store, we wet to the bottom and got on the Ferris wheel. We probably went around a dozen times or so and he had so much fun. 

The next wheel we want to conquer one day is the London Eye.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Subway Rider

It's a simple fact that all real New Yorkers know: the best way to get around the city is under it. Ty and I crisscrossed the island of Manhattan a few times during our stay and we had a few opportunities to ride the rails.

Ty was always quick to find a good seat and was eager to count how many stops until we got off again. One time we ran into an issue finding an open station downtown in the financial district, but other than that it was smooth and fun.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Kids Night In

One of the reasons we went to NYC during the week we did was because Uncle Casey had a big birthday (40!) Well the party was just for the grownups which was just fine with Ty. He got to spend the evening with his cousin Swann who he doesn't get to see that often.

Here they are in Swann's room when I dropped him off for the evening. She was sporting the missing tooth look which Ty was just recently as well. The two of them were in serious giggle mode and had a great time together playing and reading stories. See you again at Thanksgiving Swann!