Sunday, July 24, 2011

[surprised] In The City!

On June 28, Ruben gave me the most amazing birthday gift ever – my sister! After months of planning, Ruben put her on a plane and sent her to New York. Upon arriving, she hopped into a taxi and made her way toward Brooklyn. Our doorman called me downstairs to distract me, while Ruben snuck Michele up to our studio through another elevator. After telling me that the car that I don’t have was being towed, I went back upstairs and discovered my present. Boy was I excited!

After a completely necessary trip to Lombardi’s, we used that evening to plan our busy week. “Michele and Kelley Take New York” we called it – we were definitely ambitious, but successful! In three and a half days, we:
  • Got a bagel at Montague Street Bagels
  •  Struck a pose with Lady Liberty and did cartwheels at her base
  •  Talked with a real New York police officer who had a thick mustache and used words like “yonder”
  • Visited Baby Boutiques in SoHo
  • Ate at Noodle Pudding
  • Picked up a cupcake from Crumbs
  • Visited the Today Show
  • Took a million photos around Rockefeller Center
  • Violated wax figures at Madame Tussauds
  •  Took a picture in front of Radio City Music Hall
  •  Played with dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History
  • Picked up a cookie from Levain’s Bakery
  • Peaked into Central Park
  •  Got our Robot on at FAO Schwarz
  • Dined with Justin Timerlake at Southern Hospitality
  • Got on a Jumbotron in Times Square – twice
  • and ate ourselves stupid at Juniors – “Real NY Cheesecake, folks!”

I never in a million years thought that Michele and I would have the opportunity to explore a new city together. A huge thanks to my amazing love for pulling off the best birthday surprise ever!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad we did this! It was a great time, swollen hands and feet and everything! =)