One of Katia's NYC wishes was to see the Statue of Liberty. To be honest, I rarely see it myself, so I was up for the trip too. We had to catch a ferry from Battery Park that took us all the way to Liberty Island. First of all, the security for the Statue of Liberty is airport style and as a result, the lines to get on the boat are super long. Second of all, it is freezing cold on a ferry in early March!
Katia was so excited, even if she was the tiniest bit seasick. Doesn't she look pretty with Lady Liberty behind her? I tried to convince her to earn the Statue of Liberty Junior Ranger badge, but she didn't really want to. I'll have to try again on her next visit. While we were on the island, it was cold and windy. We didn't do much but shiver and eat chicken strips in the little restaurant. The ferry back was super cold too- after we got a few more photos, we rode inside the boat instead of on the top deck.
Once we got back on dry land, we took the train uptown to the American Museum of Natural History. Katia wanted to see the dinosaur bones! Here she is sitting on one. Some of the dinosaurs were HUGE! But some were really small and cute.
I love the museum. I hadn't gone in several months. My favorite part is the Hall of Human Origins. We didn't go there this time, but I did choose a Playmobil mammoth as my souvenir.
It was nice having Katia visit- she and I could babble away in Russian for hours. She's been gone almost a month now though- I just haven't been very good about updating my blog. I'll write again soon- we have new neighbors down the hall and they have a daughter my age!
P.S. To those of you who requested valentines but didn't get them yet- I ran out of little pins. The new ones should be here soon, so I'll send them then. It's never too late for a valentine, right? ;)