Sunday, January 24, 2010

This lady gave me quite the workout!!

Last week we went on a little field trip to see the Statue of Liberty. I had only seen it from the ferry when we were in NYC in 2002. McKena has been asking us to take her for awhile now, so it was a must see before we leave the area. I felt fine taking the kids by myself my only fear was driving there. Lucky I have an amazing friend that is as good as a husband when it comes to getting me places. I just blindly follow her and she always gets me to my destination in safety. What an easy life I have.
Here are all of our kids on the ferry ride from New Jersey to the statue. I think that cities are beautiful so I love NYC in the background. It was a little cold but not too bad when the sun was shining. The decent weather definitely made the trip a lot easier.
We went to Ellis Island first and learned about all of the immigrants. I honestly had no idea that so many people immigrated here. They have a great museum there. Then on to the statue. They have a small museum before hiking up. Here is Spencer doing a check of Liberty's toenails. I think they are intact and healthy. Like father like son.

We just hiked up to the pedestal where you can go out and get another great view of the city. We had wanted to go up to the crown but it was hard to get tickets and there was a height restriction so only McKena and Adam would have been able to go. McKena was upset about this but I now know it was for the best. WHAT WAS I THINKING!!! I actually thought I would have been able to make it all the way, which was another 200 steps or so. Yeah right!! Just to the pedestal it was 168 steps (or 186) and let me tell you I was panting. OK panting is an understatement. In my defense I was carrying Devon and I am 33 wks. along, but come on. It was worse going down. The stairs are very narrow and I could not see my feet. I just knew that I was going to trip, drop Devon, fall on my tummy and then bounce around like a basketball. None of that happened, thank goodness!!! It was a fun trip thanks LaMonts for going with us.


Heitmann Family said...

I want to see that some day!! We are hoping to be on the East coast for our fellowship, that way we are much closer to all the cool stuff to see out that way!!!

Amanda Wilson said...

Looks like a great trip! You are such a good mom to do that when you are 33 weeks pregnant! I am so lazy these days.

big_smartmouth said...

so much fun! we went there this last summer. one of our favorite days of the season.

A little bit of crazy.... said...

I am not at all surprised to see you pregnant with your 5th! I knew you'd have a big family, you're so great with your kids. You look so happy and just as pretty as I remember. I wish I could look that good if I get preg again!

Amy Joy said...

Don't you think home schoolers need to get out more and be around other kids. GEE they are really missing out by not being in public school. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you had fun. You are so brave!