This summer when we decided to take a last minute trip to New York to see Todd I had such mixed feeling, we had been just 8 months before that and all I could remember was how hard it was with kids. Now looking back I am so glad that we went. It was such a fun trip. I love New York and I feel like I now know the city pretty well after having to navigate the subways by myself for a week. Todd was at work till 5pm everyday so the kids and I would get out and go exploring in the morning and then we would meet up with Todd after work and go do more sightseeing. Here is a list of the highlights. Going to Coney Island. Natural History Museum. chocolate cookies from Max Brennan. shopping at Joe Fresh. Swedish Marionette theater with Karina and her kids. Watching the Olympic opening ceremony at Fred and Karina's. Belvedere Tower in Central park. eating at Shake Shack(our favorite NYC burger joint introduced to us by Todd's sister Anne), multiple ice cream cones from Mr. Softee trucks. Staten Island Ferry. visiting almost every park in lower Manhattan. and my most favorite was going to Mary Poppins. I had never been to a Broadway play before and I loved every second of it. Todd also got to see Wicked and he said that he liked it better than Mary Poppins. I thought the whole production was so amazing I really can't even imagine anything better but it is also the only Broadway I have ever seen.