I've been getting requests to hear more about our fun trip to NYC, so I thought I would share
way too many pictures, from our adventures!
We were SO lucky to be able to spend a few days in the city, all thanks to Electrolux!
They took care of all of our reservations, and transportation to and from wherever we needed to be.
And it was BEYOND nice to have my Nammy with me, to help with my kiddos too.
Nammy = Nanny/Mommy (only the BEST kind of childcare around!)
We started out bright and early on Wednesday Morning.
The girls were SO excited to go on a plane, again.
At this point I hadn't told them anything else, besides the fact that we were flying.
I don't know about YOUR kids, but mine would have asked me a TRILLION questions about the "Tea Party" if I would have said anything, sooner then a few hours before the actual event occurred. LOL
So, I decided to hold off.
After a 5 hour plane ride (thank goodness for TV's in planes) we arrived in the Big City!
I learned a few things very quickly:
1. If you want to be in the "middle of it all", in this town, this will be the view from your hotel window... and the size of your hotel bathroom ... hee hee.
2. Space is limited in the city.
You may feel larger then normal when maneuvering through hallways and elevators.
Be Warned... This is the case in MOST areas of NY. ha!
3. Three-year-olds in hotel rooms with two beds,
situated closely together = Endless amounts of "jumping time"
(pretty much the only way to exert energy in such a small space, during rainy weather)
I didn't notice till now, but not ONLY can she jump from one bed to another with lightning speed, but she can also hold a decent conversation, all at the same time... That's my girl
This is where I spent a LOT of my time.
Desk, Laptop, Me, and random mirror that is probably suppose to be in the bathroom, but couldn't fit on the itty-bitty counter ....
(please reference photo, from earlier, to view the worlds smallest bathroom) hee hee
The next morning, we finally told the girls what was up.
A Tea Party with ALL the trimmings!
They were excited, to say the least.
Breakfast and lunch were served...
Again. When in a "space, jam" impromptu picnics always work!
And then we were off to the Plaza!
We were greeted by friendly helpers,
who spoiled us with lots of new adorable clothes, for our tea party.
So we changed quickly, and headed off to our fun, very PINK event!
First we heard from Kevin Scott, CEO of Electrolux major appliances, and then from Miss Ripa!
Both had great things to share, and even kept all those little girls entertained.
Can we pause for a minute and talk about how I feel the need, all of a sudden, to paint my laundry room pink, and back a wall with this shimmery material ... just to have a set up as ADORABLE as this, in my home!?
gah! Who ever thought laundry could be cute!?!?
While I had a little photo op with some lovely ladies ...
The girls were busy getting prettied up, by hair and makeup artists.
(jeesh, lucky chicks!)
And "accessorizing" with the best of 'em
We had some good chats with Miss Kelly. The whole event was really laid back, and fun!
Kelly's just the sweetest, most down to earth person. Loved her!
Oh, and let's not mention, she's probably the prettiest and tiniest human, I've ever seen up close. lol.
After all the girls were gussied up, it was "time for tea!"
Aren't you just loving all the fun details in each of these rooms!?
Eloise at the Plaza was the picture perfect place, for this event.
A little paparazzi time for the Smith chicks ... hee hee jk
And some tea with the hostess!
What better way to spend the day, right!?
I tried to hang back as much as possible, to let the girls just play, and have fun.
(Plus, there was absolutely no room to even stand, with everything going on. Photographers, Videographers, Mic and Lighting men... whew, "es muy loco!")
It was a hoot to watch and listen to the girls from afar.
I'm pretty sure Aubrielle told Kelly twice, that she doesn't like "seeds" in her bread.
(sesame seeds) lol
And at one point Kelly said something along the lines of...
"Girls... you know who you look like?"
Kelly: "My friend, Reese Witherspoon"
Emberly: (with a scrunched up nose, shaking her head)
"Oh........ We don't know her."
LOL LOL LOL.
Gotta love kids. ha!
And PS. The resemblance has GOT to be those pointy chins... LOL
After we took our last sips of "tea," admired the decor, just one more time ...
... parted with hugs,
and snagged some fun "little girl, swag" ...
... it was time to roam the streets!
It WAS raining, so we didn't stay out long at all ... and I may or may not had almost had a panic attack while walking through the rainy streets of NYC with three kids, people bumping into me, and only an umbrella as protection ...
...but we still had fun, all the same. LOL
Our first stop, of course, was for a slice of New York style pizza :)
Have you ever seen a happier face?
The slices were HUGE, and there wasn't a crumb left!
It was Delish!
After our belly's were full, we walked down to Rockefeller Center.
Visited the LEGO store,
and the worlds biggest and MOST stocked Anthropology.
It was A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
The perfect ending, to a fabulous trip!
Again, we are SO excited to be teaming up with Electrolux for some other fun posts, and can't thank them enough, for all the memories that we were able to make this past week.
New York City,...you have FAR too much to see in one day.
I'll be back.
Next time, preferably with 3 more days, zero kids, and a Husband.