A Visit from Hannah (Sunday & Monday)

On Sunday, we went to church and had a relaxing evening at home. We went on a little walk around the neighborhood and had fun playing with Eva.

Monday, we headed over to Hoboken for a little morning exercise. The line at Carlo’s Bake Shop was long like usual (I can’t wait until the tourist season is over so I can walk in like I did early this summer without a wait), so Hannah just got a picture in front instead. With all the eating out and bakeries we went to while she was here, it was probably a good thing the line was so long!

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My favorite place in Hoboken are the piers that go out over the Hudson so you can overlook the city. Such incredible views and it’s always breezy from the river.

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We then mapped out a couple must-sees on Hannah’s list and spent Monday evening in the city. We started off at Mood, a huge fabric store in NYC where they do a lot of filming from Project Runway. I’ve only seen an episode or two, but it is one of Hannah’s favorite shows so she was in heaven. Scranton would be my Mood.

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The dog above is in the show a lot, I hear. So, that was the celebrity Hannah saw while she was in NYC.

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So many buttons! One day I will own a sewing machine. And when I do, I will go back to this place and go crazy! Oh, one last thing about going to Mood. You have to take an elevator to get to the store and it’s from the olden days! There was an elevator man and everything, opening and closing the big metal doors. It made me so nervous feeling him stop the elevator manually. Yikes.

Next stop… Bryant Park. It’s no secret that this is one of my favorite places in the city. It’s just so charming. Eva and Hannah rode the carrousel together and then we read some books in their kid corner.

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Nice face, Eva.

Right next to Bryant Park is the NYC Public Library. One day I will have to go inside, but I don’t want to take Eva and worry about her making noise. I wish I could say I’d like to go in for all the books but let’s be honest. It’s really because I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan.

DSC01309DSC01311A couple blocks east of the library is Grand Station Terminal. Wow. Just wow. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to see this place. But what an amazing building. The architecture. The ceiling. Just it’s overall grandness. It’s beautiful and the hustle & bustle of the place is so exciting. We met T.J. for dinner there and had dessert at Magnolia’s. Their banana pudding changed my life.

At this point, T.J. took Eva home and Hannah and I walked through Times Square to end our night at the movies. We saw World War Z at a huge AMC right off of Times Square in a building that was once an opera house. I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get to see a musical together, but it was too hard planning it out with Eva. So, seeing an awesome movie in such a neat building made up for it!

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