Thursday, July 15, 2010

4th of July

We love the 4th of the July and are so glad that Tyler's family joined us once again this year. His parents have been out the 4 years and this year his brother Ryan and his family joined. We had a great time and despite the heat we walked and walked all over Manhattan and part of Brooklyn.
Dinner at Rosa Mexicano for Tyler's birthday, we love you sweetie
Union Square Playground
A walk on the Highline was the prefect activity after a long day in the car, the kids loved being able to run around.

Nana picked up some gelato and Chase and Keira literally shared the entire cone, thanks nana for sharing.

A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge:
Ice Cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory:
Riley is following in the footsteps of her dad and brother and their love of ice cream
We tried to visit the Transit Museum but when we got there it was closed for the Holiday, but the kids all had a great time playing on the street.
Carousel at Bryant Park
The roof top deck of Tyler's office awaiting the fireworks.

I love the 4th of July, and not just for the countless number of family traditions but for what it represents, our Freedom as a Nation and for the number of men and women who have and continue to fight to protect that Freedom. I'm proud to be an American and not just on the 4th of July but every day before and every day after, so Thank You to everyone who fights for the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.


Britney said...

Looks like a fun day. I love the picture of Riley sitting by the Subway entrance just like the big kids.

Kris and Linda said...

We love coming each year. Thanks for being such good hosts and taking such good care of us. Mom

familia Bybaran said...

Riley is getting so big! I can't believe it. I love vicariously living summer in NYC through your blog. When are you coming out here? Or have you already done the UT trip?