January 2008


Christine and I recently took a weekend trip up to New York City. It was like 20 degrees the whole time we were there, but we had a blast regardless. It was Christine’s first visit to New York City, and based on this trip, I’m sure there will be more…

While we were there, we took one day to tour the city in a double decker (actually it was only the top deck that was open) bus. We drove all the way uptown to Harlem, and all the way downtown to Battery Park, and saw lots of sights in between.

We also saw two broadway shows: Mama Mia and Mary Poppins.

We visited the World Trade Center site, looked at the statue of Liberty from Battery Park, and visited St. John’s Cathedral [link to website], and St. Paul’s Church. We also walked in the Apple Store on 5th Avenue, and FAO Schwartz (and got Christine’s picture taken with Chewbacca).

We picked up a FAO Schwartz teddy bear for Grayson, and a NYC Taxi Cab for Jack.

We ate Knishes, hot dogs, and gyros from street vendors. We ate at Sevilla, a typical New York City Spanish restaurant set back in a Chelsey neighborhood (and pictured ourselves living in one of the brownstones across or down the street). We had dinner at the hotel, and at a Times Square Deli.

We slept in one day until noon almost.

And overall we had a blast.

Outside the New York Stock Exchange:

At Battery Park, looking at the Statue of Liberty:

Out at night on Times Square with Erin Taylor and the boy that dragged her to New York, Tom:

Lots more pictures in our New York photo gallery.

Back in October (yes, it’s been at least that long since I posted a real post this this weblog … sorry folks, life has been busy), Grayson got his first haircut. Christine and I took him to the Hair’s Lair in Austin, the quintessential first haircut place for kids.

He had a lot of fun playing with toys with his mommy…

But was also very wary of the lady cutting his hair…

In the end, he ended up looking like a very cute little man…

Jack also got his haircut that day and looked pretty cute too…

Earlier this week Elise and Maly came over to visit, and Christine took some photos of Maly on the Rocking Harley Uncle Raymond and Aunt Debbie bought for Jack and Grayson for Christmas:

That’s one rocking biker chick!

Jack took a bubble bath this morning, and after playing with the bubbles a little, looked up at me and said “Look, I have a beard just like you Daddy”:

It’s the little things that make being a Daddy so much fun!