Thursday, April 5, 2012

New York - day two

On Sunday, we all went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  There it is, right behind my sister and Ella.

First we looked at the armour.  This picture was my attempt to make it look like Ella was wearing a helmet.

When she told Handsome Hero about the museum later, she said she got to see the knights and days.

Ella used her birthday money to buy a Peter Rabbit plush toy in the museum gift shop, and it will show up in nearly all of today's pictures.  Peter Rabbit changed names about thirteen times before we got home.  I think he's currently a girl named Alea, but that may have changed by the time you read this.

Isn't it funny that we have almost the same hairstyle and didn't know it?

Uncle Steve was our tour guide {well, Ella guided him and then he told her about what she was seeing and then she "improved" upon it.}.  For every painting, she wanted to know who the good guys and the bad guys were.  Black and white, my Ella. 

This is potentially my favorite picture of the trip.  Let's just take it in for a moment.

We walked through Central Park after the museum.

It was good for Ella to get a chance to be wild for a bit.  As wild as you can be with a metamorphasizing Peter Rabbit on your arm.

When we came upon Alice in Wonderland, Ella just had to join in.

I don't know what is going on here, but I think it's under the influence of the Wonderland statue.  See, there's that silly bunny.

What you might not notice in the picture below is Uncle Steve behind her, making sure she's safe.  What a great uncle.

Mad Hatter:  What lovely boots you have there.  Would you like some tea?
Across from the statue was this pond with sailboats.  Ella wanted to know what kind of people were small enough to ride in them.

We had a lovely day being quintessential New Yorkers, then went back to the apartment to have dinner with some of Rebecca's friends.  It is nice, as the big sister, to see how loved she is.  Being apart is hard for us, but seeing the friendships that have grown in a city where it is hard to develop deep friendships makes it easier.

Stay tuned for the last installment of our trip tomorrow!

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