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Monday, May 12, 2008

Celebrating Mother's Day

Hope you had a fun time celebrating Mother's day with you and yours!

Many thanks to all the good karma sent my way on my 100th post! Gosh, what a great group of people out in the land of Blog! I am going to complete the details of my giveaway later this week...
Where else would I want to be on Mother’s Day then with my children! Since my son attends art college in New York City, we headed off to the Big Apple! Here's a street of his campus...

Some artwork on the sidewalk in front of the college's museum...
His dorm...17 stories high! He has a 2 bedroom apartment he shares with three other guys. I should tell you the apartments in this area of New York go for over 1.5 million dollars...
A mural the Fine Arts majors designed...
His college is located in the Garment District of Manhattan. Seventh Avenue is also known as Fashion Avenue due to its role as the center of the fashion and garment industry and the famed fashion designers who established New York as a fashion design capital. My son is an Advertising Design major but was nonetheless excited when Giorgio Armani came to campus last week to the speak to the students. Last year the designer made over $68 million dollars but my son said he was such a regular guy when he was giving the students advice! My son added when Giorgio Armani pulled up in his limo, the kids went crazy cheering and yelling. Where else but in New York City?

We all headed off to Times Square to catch some dinner...


But not before we stopped for a warm, delicious pretzel cozily toasted by a street vendor (you cannot replicate the Manhattan flavor at home!)...
And a ride for our 7 year old daughter on a four story ferris wheel (with her brother!) at the Times Square Toys R Us store...Off to Tony's Di Napoli for dinner! I emailed Pat of Mille Fiore Favoriti about where to take the girls, my son and hubby for a family dinner and Tony's did not disappoint! Thanks, Pat, you're my NYC guru! The food was family style Italian...
The view from our table...
Then it was back to the college to drop off my son for his last week of freshman year. I gave him a big kiss and wished him good luck for finals week. He gave me a card thanking me for supporting him all year. I was touched. When your kids are happy, you are happy!

It was such a great Big Apple day! There really is just nowhere else in the world like it, that I can tell you!

29 comments:

kelly said...

Sounds like you had a great day with the fam!

Becky said...

How exciting. I like San Francisco as well.

Donna said...

Oh, I so agree, New York is fabulous! What a nice Mother's Day you had! Our daughter who lives in NY is flying down this weekend for a conference and a visit. I can't wait to see her.
Hugs,
Donna

annechovie said...

Hope you had a nice Mother's Day, Tara!

Pat said...

Thanks, Tara, for calling me your "NYC guru" ...lol! I'm glad Tony DiNapoli's didn't disappoint. There are so many restaurants to choose from in that area but "family style" is always a good deal when you dine with children.

Congratulations and kudos to you son for choosing an exciting course of study, and for his special words to you on Mother's Day.

Loved all your NYC photos too!

Hugs, Pat

Gina said...

What an adventure! Glad you all had such a wonderful time :O) Gx

Alison Gibbs said...

Tara what a fabulous day you had.
Great place for your son to study.
Alison

Classic Charm said...

Happy Mother's Day Tara! Come on over and join my giveaway.
Hugs,
Rose

Cori G. said...

Hi Tara,
It sounds like you had a great time on Mother's Day. How wonderful it must be to live so close to New York City that you can just pop in. I would love that!
How's the music coming along? Have you been able to put together a play list? I'll check back to see what you came up with.
TTFN! Cori

Adrienne said...

What a fun day together! Thanks for sharing the pictures. They made me feel almost like I was there with you. Stop by my blog and take a peek at my Mother's Day adventure with my dear little mother. ~Adrienne~

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Sounds like so much fun! I've never been to NYC, but I'm sure there is no lack of things to do. How wonderful that your son was so happy to spend time with his family!

M.KATE said...

Glad you had a good time and Happy Mothers day :)

Tracy said...

Thanks for taking us along to NYC!! Love that city...And oh, how I miss soft pretzels!! Don't have them where I am...Glad you had such a lovely, exciting Mother's Day! ((HUGS))

A Romantic Porch said...

Wow! What a fun day! And thanks for sharing the interest with us as well. xoRAchel

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Doesn't it help to have info from freinds on where to go when you get to the city? We are all so lucky ot have blog friends all over the world to help us out this way. Glad you had a good time, it looks great!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Super pictures! Sounds like a fantastic day.

Firefly Hill said...

Tara,

My friend and neighbor went to your son's college (FIT ?) and she became a sportswear designer for Ralph Lauren. What a great school and I wish him all the luck! He must be very talented.

Annie

Rue said...

Hi Tara :)

It looks like you had a great time. I just love NY :)

rue

JeannieTheDreamer said...

hi Tara thanks for sharing... nice to see the city

Susie Q said...

I am green with envy!! *smile* I LOVE NYC! What a fun time you all had.
There really IS no where like it in the world!

Love,
Sue

GardenGoose said...

sounds like you had a good time. me..I'd freak in a city that big..I'm more a small town kinda gal..give me country scenery..but..it looks like you had a lovely time with your kids and that's what matters. wishing you a lovely week.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Tara!
I'm glad you had such a great Moms Day! What a great way to spend it! And Pat IS surely the NYC guru!!
Hugs Sherry

Julie said...

Just wanted to say hi and that I enjoyed my visit here.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That looks like so much fun! What a wonderful way to spend time with your family. New York looks amazing.
Penny

Mary said...

Oh Tara, I'm so glad you had such a fun day! Isn't it wonderful when you see your children in a place where they truly belong?
xoxo,
Mary

Cottage Contessa said...

Tara, I'm happy to hear that you had such an awesome day with your dear family on Mother's Day! For me there just isn't a better way in the world to celebrate anything, than with loving family around to share it with. NYC has been on my wish list to visit since I was 12yrs old.....one day hopefully we will get there! lol Until then I will just have to live it through you and your wonderful blogging sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Connie said...

Tara, thanks for sharing your wonderful trip. It's been years since I've been to the Big Apple. Your pictures make me want to plan another trip asap.

Connie

Oliver Rain said...

I'm so so jealous. I'm just dying to go to New York too!

Silver Bell Cottage said...

What a wonderful day trip. Oh, the robin's nest is too great. I love robins' eggs, so pretty, fragile, and blue. And how neat that she has entwined blue within the nest's rim.
Hugs ~
Alexandra