Sunday, March 25, 2007

We have a niece!

We flew out to NJ in March to make up for the trip that was cancelled due to the blizzard last Christmas. While we missed seeing Ma and Pa Ferg and all the New York decorations the first go around, it was ok because now we got to meet our brand new niece Ella for the first time.


Ella was only three weeks old but she's already a big, healthy young lady. We spent most of our time hanging out with Mom and Dad and marvelling at this cute as a button and incredibly needy little creature. It was interesting to witness first time parents learning how read the different cries of their child and trying different soothing tactics. I should've taken notes!

Russ and Ella
Mom and kiddo

Steve and I left the new family to stretch our legs in New York for a day. It was so nice to walk around this great city without an agenda and just enjoy being a part of the scene. We ate brunch at a lovely French cafe and then explored the myriad of neighborhoods on foot. Along the way I heard gun shots and turned to Steve with wide-eyed panic. Are you kidding me? I thought this only happened in the movies! Turns out I was right, as they had closed down 7th Ave to film part of the next Bourne movie (Borne Ultimatum, perhaps?). We watched as a stunt drive peeled out in a little sports car and again shots fired in the distance. Ah, it makes me nostalgic for LA. But of course, not wanting to look like tourists, we walked on.

Grand Central Station

We passed through Grand Central Station, then tried to go into the Crysler Building but it wasn't open to the general public. That's too bad; I like it far better than the Empire State Building. As we walked on the swarm of tourists became thicker and thicker, and soon we found ourselves at Rockefeller Center. It really is a beautiful center, and I love the art deco flavor. On a whim we tried to go on the NBC Studio tour but it was completely full. That's too bad, I really would love to see the set of The Office.

At Rockefeller Center
Golden Boy threatens the skaters below
Rockefeller Center

Apparently Ella missed us while we were gone, because she was screaming for her Aunt and Uncle. Or maybe she was just screaming...she's got a great set of pipes.

Enrique!  Por que???

Oh, the humanity! You're a great kid, Ella, we can't wait to see you again soon.


At 4:05 PM, Blogger Russell said...

Everyone's having babies these days...very nice.

New York City! Guess you guys can't stay away from the busy cities, can you? I love standing exactly where you took the picture in Grand Central Station. Amazing.

Bummer about the Chrysler Building. It's my favorite, too, but at least you can admire it as you walk around the city. Bummer also about "The Office" NBC visit...that would've been cool.

When you wrote "That's too bad." in your blog, I couldn't help but think of that audio clip...ah, good times.

"I think I hurt his feelings...that's too bad."


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