Since the ferry took us straight to the financial district we had the opportunity to look at the 9/11 Memorial. It's always emotional to come back to the very same spot where the twin towers once stood. I remember so clearly the first time we visited the city, and went inside the twin towers. Lexie was a baby and Sierra was five when we went inside, and just like Chelsea and Noah will only remember them through pictures.
I loved this moment with Noah as I was standing right beside him while capturing this moment. He was asking me what the waterfall is for, and why, and what those names engraved on the wall were for. This was my educating moment. To finally explain to him that some really bad people were flying a plane and crashed into the two tall thin buildings that he always sees in movies filmed in new york city. He knows exactly what the twin towers looked like because when we watch Home Alone (Lost in new york), Center Stage, and Jersey girl I've explained to him what that building was. Now I think it's time to have him watch the World Trade Center movie so he can see how it happened.Every time we go to the financial district we go to Steve's to have pizza! This is one of our favorite places to come. I will always remember the first time we tried this place! Noah was like 18 months old.
Noah was so excited to finally ride the seagrass carousel with iridescent fish! I'd heard about it's uniqueness, and it truly is one of a kind. You can read more about it here. I've never seen any carousel like this, and I was lucky enough to ride in it twice! We were all impressed on how it twists, and turns in circles, and goes up and down as opposed to your normal carousel which just goes around and around. This ride was absolutely relaxing, and the music they play in the background makes it more zen. I had to put my phone down, and be in the moment!
Jon obviously was a little too tall for this ride, but boy did he really enjoy the serenity of it all.
Having a zen moment.I thought it was funny how the ticket guy photobombed this photo of the kids!
Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!