Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Amusement Park All to Ourselves!

We didn't expect such a wonderful gift after living in (and commuting in) such a crowded city for the last decade (with so little personal space and LONG wait-time on most lines)...an amusement park all to ourselves!

We went back to the neighborhood that I grew up in Midtown Manhattan...and walked to my childhood playground (Heckscher Playground), seeing pretty horses along the way...

She was glad to wear her new denim skort (from Hanna Andersson)...and was happy to be back in her fav Japanese sneakers (Tsukihoshi brand).

We had Victorian Gardens all to ourselves. She rode mild/moderate thrill rides she enjoys as many times as she wanted to go on them.

She won a purple stuffed creature with a unicorn horn and rainbow mane.

We enjoyed climbing the rocks in Central Park, as well...

Lina stood in front of the building I lived in for almost a decade when I was a kid...it's directly across from Carnegie Hall.

She had a terrific start to 6th grade this month...learning pre-algebra, writing essays, reading lots of fiction, learning new animal facts, continuing to learn Japanese and beginning to learn how to play an acoustic guitar. We are overjoyed that it is now autumn...crisp, cool weather to come...and we are already excited for Halloween.