High School Friends
During the day Alex had a meeting to attend and I found myself with several hours to explore on my own. My favorite way to experience any city is to go for a run and I did exactly that. Since I have been running in Central Park several times I decided, instead, to do a waterfront tour of Manhattan. It was a beautiful way to see the city, complete with the gorgeous bridges and waterfront parks. I must say that I underestimated how large Manhattan is. It took 14 miles for me to complete the perimeter south of Central Park. I'll have to get ready for a marathon next time, ha!
While the parents were away the kids played with Grandma and Grandpa Hayes. I didn't get a lot of pictures from them, but here they are being silly with a local structure. Alex and I were very glad to get away and relieved to know that the kiddos were well taken care of!
Just this past weekend we celebrated the girls' birthdays in style with a fantastic party at the house. We were extremely lucky with the weather and had a beautiful day to enjoy the bounce house and fire pit outside. Of course, for the second year in a row, I was too busy having fun to remember to take any pictures!
Fortunately, we did get some pictures of the girls with their birthday roses from Daddy. I love this tradition and it is sooooo adorable watching the kids grow each year and be excited for their 'extra' rose (one per year).