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Sunday, October 25, 2009

FAO Schwartz ~ Nathan's First Trip to New York City!

On a complete whim, we decided to take Nathan to one of the coolest toy stores in New York City, on Friday ~ FAO Schwartz! Daddy took his first full week of vacation this year and although, he worked around the house the entire time (because we're getting ready to sell our house), he decided to dedicate the day to us and we made it memorable!!!

As soon as we entered the store, I asked where the floor piano was. As most of you know, Nathan loves music and I knew he would love running on the keys while they lit up and played notes.

I took some video with my digital camera.

Nathan met a few new friends and had wonderful conversation with Big Bird and Elmo. In fact, it was such fun that Grammy brought home smaller versions of these guys ~ Nathan loves them! We gave him big bird in the car on the way home and he kept laughing and yelling in delight. Thanks Grammy!!
Some coloring fun with Grammy. These are crayons that go on the tips of your fingers. They were actually pretty neat. Nathan thought stacking them was more fun than coloring with them.

We found some very cute puppets ~ Nathan really loved them. I'm thinking it may be a puppet Christmas!
This was the make your own Muppet section! We found it as we were leaving the store, which was disappointing because they make the puppets while you shop. If we had known we would have had one made for Nathan. I'm sure on our next trip, it'll be our first stop.
After leaving the toy store with a few goodies, we headed for lunch.

It wasn't long after we arrived at Trump Towers, that Nathan got FIRED!! It's why he's running out of lobby! Donald's a pretty scary and serious guy when he's giving someone the boot! Good thing for the doorman ~ otherwise, Nathan would have plowed right through the glass! just kidding (I'm an Apprentice fan).

We actually had a very nice lunch!


Mairead Elizabeth Hickok said...

What a great trip! I LOVE the picture of him sitting next to Big Bird- so cute! And, how fun would it be to have one of those floor keyboards in your house???

Mairead Elizabeth Hickok said...

Thought you might be interested in this... not as big as the original, but still fun!

Terry Family said...

I'm totally ordering this today for Christmas!!! thank you

Lianna said...

Now that is a trip to the Big City! Wow! I don't know what I like better?! The floor piano or the muppets! Nathan will have lots to talk about when he gets older!