Besides Long Island, we had lots of fun doing kiddie city stuff while the Birds were here. We went to AMNH, FAO Schwarz, and played at the Hippo Park. We also took a jaunt down to the Staten Island Ferry. The only reason you should do this Ferry is because it is free. Just kidding. kind of. It was a little bigger ordeal than I though it was going to be. The ride itself was fun, but you actually don’t get very close to the Statue of Liberty at all. AND—we had to wait forever to catch a return ferry to Manhattan. Oh well. Live and learn.
We also rented rowboats at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. My kids thought this was a blast. They wanted to row the whole time, which made for very slow rowing. Mostly they loved to splash the oars in the water. One time Josh splashed a little too hard, and the oar went flying off the boat into the water. He was terrified and started bawling, sure we were stranded under Bow Bridge forever. Luckily Uncle Michael was the hero and rescued our oar. Notice that they all brought a stuffed animal along for the ride…..