Day 3! Off to NYC we go. The day couldn’t have started any better for the boys…they were getting to ride on the train! We hopped on in Scotch Plains, switched at Newark, unloaded at Penn Station, and then jumped onto the Subway and headed up town.
* I am not sure why all these pictures are so blurry, but something is better than nothing… :)*
On the way to the museum, we decided to go ahead and stop for lunch. We found a really cute burger and milk shake joint, so in we went. Now as we are always a moving circus, it is here that Matty gets himself locked into the bathroom. The restaurant was very small and couldn’t have had more than 10 tables, so when Matty started screaming that he was stuck…the whole place knew it. Somehow, Davy had convinced him that he should lock the door. The lock was a long bar lock that slid to the left to keep the door closed and then to the right to open. Simple enough right??!! Wrong. The lock was to high for Matty to reach, we weren’t sure how he even got it locked to begin with. So now he is kicking the door, screaming, and the owner was trying to figure out how he could body slam the door to get it open. The hinges were on the inside, the door was heavy at least 3 inches thick, there was a door handle and not a knob that could be removed…he was locked in tight. As we were all staring at each other and trying to remain calm, somewhere in Matty’s little mind he finally realized that he too needed to calm down and that we were not able to get him out and he had to do it on his own. The entire process lasted probably ten minutes, but in the end, Matty says, “I got it!” My smart little boy found the toilet brush under the sink and used the handle to reach the lock and slide it open. He amazes me every day. We left a big tip, said “so sorry”, and left as soon as possible.
This trip into the city we decided to take them to the Natural History Museum and to Dylan’s Candy Shop. The museum was huge and amazing. The boys loved looking at the dinosaur bones and seeing the great blue whale hanging from the ceiling. Davy also enjoyed the section on volcanoes and the earth.
We left the museum, hopped into a cab and went to the candy store. This was a complete highlight of the trip for the boys. They wanted their picture taken in front of the world’s largest gumball machine and each got a plastic gummy bear to fill up with whatever candy they wanted. Ryla picked out a large lollipop and a lollipop pillow.
After a long fun-filled day, we hoped back onto the subway, switched to the train, and headed home.