I can't sleep due to a cold and runny nose so I'm stopping by to write this post and share some pics from our way to the Central Park zoo last week.
The day started with us getting lost! My morning brain must have been foggy because I intended to go uptown and ended up downtown in Soho, lol!
Honestly, I'm thankful for my patient children. Once in a while I know I'll end up lost somewhere and find my way back.
Anyways, one thing I did learn and I'm very grateful for it: New Yorkers are very nice!!!
One grace after another, people pointing me in the right direction, offering to help carry my stroller, buying the kids treats. I couldn't have been more grateful!
Finally we made it uptown closer to Central Park but as Paul the New Yorker said: "you guys should stop here, then the kids will get to see the lights and tons of Christmas stuff"
This is how Paul, the stranger and I met at the subway. I approached him and asked: "sir, are you a New Yorker?" Paul: "no one has ever asked me that but I like it, yes I am!" (proud with a smile)
Paul made sure we got off at the right stop, carry our stroller upstairs and waved good bye with a smile while blessing my children. I felt so welcomed in this city!! Thank you, Lord!!!
I stopped by a Starbucks for a hot drink and some snacks for the kids. The picture below shows them at their best behavior, quite and eating their snacks.
Motherhood is full of these sort of juxtaposed moments. At this time they were completely well behaved and a few blocks later I was having a hard time convincing Dominika that when the white man in the light shows up, you should keep walking! We were crossing the street!
The kids were anxious to get to the Zoo, they were waiting for that grand moment. We all enjoyed getting to Central Park surrounded by the skyscrapers, beautiful horses, lovely weather and colorful people.
I say beautiful weather because though it was a bit gloomy, the air was so crisp and perfect.
Papi was taking care of business so we met later that day but in the meantime I had my photographer in tow, my five year old Mark Jacinto:-)
Once we got to the zoo, we all did a sigh of relief that we have made it to our intended destination.
Mark Jacinto and Dominika were seriously captivated by the animals. Dominika's face lighted up while feeding the llama and sheep; I can't forget the beautiful expression on her face!
My little girl really enjoyed the petting zoo. It as so endearing watching her so full of joy<3 it was giggles😍
The entire zoo can be toured in about an hour or so. By the end of our zoo visit it was time for the sea lion show! So cute you guys. It's definitely a must!
Afterwards, my friend Joy from west side to west side blog, hosted us at her beautiful apartment in the upper west side. She so kindly had food waiting for us, cookies and all! So grateful for awesome friends. Mark Jacinto and bebé Cash hit it off right away. Dominika woke up a bit later while napping in her stroller. It was so nice to see Joy and baby and to have had that cozy brake in our day.
I hope you are keeping warm and surrounded by loved ones this holiday!