We spent Sunday in the city - a gorgeous, crisp day - we had a very fancy breakfast at Norma's, at the Parker Meridien. Sebastian drank the amuse-bouche smoothie, ate blueberry pancakes and french toast, and generally behaved very well. Then we wandered down 5th Avenue, looking in the department store windows at all the Christmas decorations. (Okay, so I looked, and Sebastian kept up a steady stream of commentary about the many buses and taxis and trucks that were going by.) We visited Rockefeller Center, where we watched the ice skating and saw the enormous soon-to-be-decorated and lit Christmas tree. Then we got on a city bus and went for a joy ride, all the way down to Soho. Sebastian loved it. After that, we walked around Soho a bit and then rode the subway back up to Bryant Park. Sebastian loved that too. :) At Bryant Park, I took advantage of the free ice skating to do a couple of laps while the boys watched, and then we took Sebastian on the little carousel for some spins. We finished with a taxi ride back to our car, making our boy's happiness complete. Buses and subways and taxis, oh my!
Skating at Bryant Park! Sebastian was very interested in watching mama wear these crazy blue shoes and go gliding around. And I felt such joy at being on the ice again, despite the overcrowded conditions and terrible rental skates. Ah, Canada.
On the carousel at Bryant Park.