***13th March 14***
On day 3, there was a study trip from 8am to 2pm, solely for the guys. Hence the duo and I were on our own for the first half of the day until Papa Yap returns. I decided not to bring them out to the Toy R US as the weather was too cold. In fact the third day was the coldest and it was actually supposed to snow! There wasn’t any issue of food as Papa Yap had bought us some sandwiches and cakes before he left. Besides, I had also prepared some snacks for this NY trip too. So the kids spent their morning eating, snacking, creating havoc in the room. 😉
Day 3 is a suit up day! Papa Yap has to wear a suit with tie to attend the study trip. He hardly gets a chance to dress smart except for wedding banquets. Looking good eh! 🙂
Hi handsome! 🙂
The hubs returned around 2.30pm and was telling me how cold the weather was. I could really imagine that. We headed to a Chinese restaurant after Baby Dyann woke up from her nap. Basically our plan was to have an early dinner, walk down to Rockefeller Center then to FAO Schwarz. Despite the super cold weather, we proceeded with our plan as we really didn’t want to waste this day staying at the hotel doing nothing. The moment Darian stepped out of the hotel, he immediately asked to return back to the room. It was freezing cold outside. However the word ‘toy’ enticed him to stop his grumbles and agree to walk there.
Walking to the FAO from the hotel probably takes about 30 minutes. However, we took about 50 minutes because we stopped by the Rockefeller Center ice skate rink and the Lego Store on our way there. Darian was telling me how he wished to ice skate there. Like real only! Haha… Anyway the Rockefeller center is famous for the big Christmas tree during Christmas. Many of our friends drove to New York for Christmas and to see the tree while we went to Florida instead.
FAO Schwarz is the oldest toy store in United States. If you ever watch ‘the Smurfs’, it was featured in that chased scene which the Smurfs encounter Gargamel. The store is known for its unique high-end toys and life-sized stuff animals and dolls. It is also a popular tourist destination, and has gained iconic status for its floor piano and ‘toy soldier’ standing at the entrance of the store.
The kids had a delightful time looking and playing with the toys in the store. We were actually quite surprised that the store closed at 7pm. Well the kids still got to spend an hour in the store while Darian was mad happy that Papa Yap bought him a set of Angrybird toy! The next thing that crossed our mind was the walk back! Haha… On the route back to the hotel, we got supper from MacDonalds and revisit Disney store again to get a Minnie mouse soft toy for Baby Dyann. She was really ecstatic to receive the Minnie Mouse!
14th March was actually our wedding anniversary. Having to spend our anniversary in New York is definitely a cool one! Happy 16th my love! Thank you for everything. Love you deep deep okie. Haha 😉