on saturday we decided to go into the city. we are just a short 30-minute drive from manhattan, so why not?! we found street parking in the west village, and took a stroll down to the world trade center memorial. it's such a beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives. i think hazel could sense the somber, reverent feeling there.
we then went to the staten island ferry and took pics with lady liberty.
perfect view, and the boat ride was free! hazel loved it.
check out those piggies :)
this bridge! so pretty.
then we perused through chinatown, and found the best taiwanese drinks and most amazing fried dumplings!
then we walked up bleecker street (and fawned over cute little boutiques along the way) and had the most delicious banana pudding from magnolia bakery. i should have gotten the large. we enjoyed that while hazel played at bleecker park. it really was an exhausting and fun day!