Friday, August 31, 2007

Oh My God, Mary is 13!!!!

This must mean that I am getting old.

To commemorate the occasion, I took her and her friend Samantha to New York City. Here they are waiting to get on the plane in Boston:

After the short flight to NYC, we caught a ride to Times Square. This was right after we were dropped off:

We walked around Times Square, ate lunch and checked into our hotel a few blocks away. After dropping off our backpacks, we took the subway to Chinatown. We shopped on Canal Street (I showed the girls how to haggle for goods.)

Then we ate cannolis in Little Italy:

I wish we had eaten dinner in Little Italy, but we had tickets to the Broadway show, "Spamalot" and we had to get ready. Mary consented to a picture with mom:

This show was hilarious!

The next day, we went to the Museum of Modern Art, commonly referred to as "MoMa". This is my favorite painting by Van Gogh:

After the museum, we walked to Central Park and bought lunch from a street vendor. I figured that was enough for the trip so we headed back to LaGuardia and caught the 4:30 flight back to Boston:

Hopefully Mary will have fond memories of her 13th birthday! Now if only I can survive the next 5 years!


Blogger Jessica said...

You have got to be one of the coolest moms I know. Mary is beautiful. I know nothing about the difficult job of raising teenagers, but it's a fun age to teach. Congratulations on raising such an obviously worldly young lady. We need all the help we can get to balance out those Miss Teens from South Carolina.

Sat Sep 01, 06:54:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Cool. Happy Birthday to your daughter and hope you're well.

Mon Sep 03, 09:39:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Heidi the Hick said...

Welcome to the teens! We've been there since May. It's alright. dificult but worth it. She really is lovely- obviously unique and individual.

We took our girl to see a movie on her birthay with eight of her friends. It's all she wanted. I was kinda relieved about that!!

Tue Sep 04, 09:07:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Mary is a beautiful 13 year old with an awesome mom. Lucky you ... lucky her!

Fri Sep 07, 03:24:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

Happy belated birthday to Mary. What a cool gift you gave her. It has to go down as one of the best gifts ever.


Sat Sep 08, 02:30:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger mal said...

Great time had by all I think

Mom and daughter looked GREAT for Spamalot!

I would expect you will find the next 5 years more interesting than challenging. I really believe it ties back to the parents and it appears you and Cranky have been wonderful role models. Especially you for your daughter and her friends by showing them they define their role and choices, not society

Sat Sep 08, 10:04:00 PM GMT-5  

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