Monday, July 12, 2010

There's No Place Like Home...

Hey y'all!

Well, we're back from our New York vacation and although it was loads of fun, there's no place like home, yes? :D I've got some projects in the works but thought I'd take some time and make you sit through some "vacation slides" as it were. >:) lol

Toot very obviously enjoyed the bus ride into Manhattan:


Don't worry, she woke up:


At a friend's cook out, Toot gets a face full of water:

We got to go to the New York Botanical Garden this time around and it was wonderful!


I got to have true ramen in the Village...oh I could have buried my face in the bowl it was THAT GOOD:


We also had dim sum in Chinatown where Chris tried duck feet (actually Toot ate duck feet and duck tongue):

For those of you that are interested, all of our NY videos can be found on my You Tube Channel and all of our pictures can be found in my Flickr account.

We had a lot of fun and ate some amazing food this time around! But it's back to business I suppose to this week I'm hoping to catch up with all of you!!! See you soon! :D


  1. omg the duck tongue!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I love that Toot wasn't bothered by the water in the face. most kids would have started bawling! :-)

    and eeek to the duck feet...and tongue!

  3. oh, Chris is a trooper- I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth watching that, lol! I have never seen ducks feet before - on a plate - for eating! - noooooooooo Toot you didn't! One day she will get you for that mom and dad!!!! :)
    Glad you had fun!!!

  4. welcome back! glad you had a great trip! love that pic of Toot with her hat on. how's the job hunting going?

  5. Glad you are home...and glad you had fun!!! Have missed you!!! Off to see the rest of the photos and videos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Welcome back maggi!!
    Did you have a great trip in NY?
    My summer vacation is August, I'm gonna go to Barcelona...Can't wait!!!


  7. Glad you enjoyed your trip, Maggi! That pic of Toot in her stroller is *SO* cute!!!!! :>:> As for those duck feet....I'll try a lot of things, but eyes, feet, and bugs I draw the line at. lol Good for him for trying...Toot too! Have a great week diving back in. :>

  8. Oh Welcome home, looks like Toot enjoyed herself ;)

    Off to check out the videos,

  9. Welcome home daaaaahling! It is so wonderful to see you and your family having such a great time. I absolutely adore New York.
    Toot is such an adventurous little creature. She is fab!
    *kisses* HH

  10. Hurray! You're back. Happy to hear you had such a great trip. :) Toot is so adorable - my goodness. Duck feet? Wow - my dad used to eat pig's feet. Both are extremely unappetizing options, I think. LOL Theresa

  11. Holy Crow Woman!! I was getting worried!!

    Glad you had a great time!! And glad your home!!

  12. I am so glad you made it home safely! We missed you!

    Loved watching your videos!!!

  13. Welcome back Maggi! Hope you're all well rested and getting back into the swing of things.

    Looks like Toot and I will get on fabulously irl...adventurous with the food! ;)

  14. Welcome home Maggie, sounds like you had a wonderful vacation!! Toot is adorable!! Ewwwww, I will have to pass on the Duck Feet and Duck Tongue, maybe good but ummm nope can't do it. BTW, I have a rule, my mother use to try to feed me deer tongue, my rule, "I Don't Taste Anything That Taste Me Back", lol.


  15. LOL - watching Chris with the ducks feet was like watching one of the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here gross eating challenges - you wicked woman Maggi making him do that for our entertainment. Wicked, wicked! *g* I can't eat duck - my sis keeps trying to get me to try crispy duck but I just keep imagining a cute little duck looking at me with those big eyes and I can't do it.

    Welcome back Magii, missed yoooouuuuuu!

  16. First of all...AW!!! Toot is cuter than ever! Such a sleeping beauty and then with the sweetest smile. Love that she was ready to play with the water even after getting the surprise shower in her face. Sounds like a great trip! Yummm on the ramen and dim sum...but I don't think I would be as adventurous as Toot with the duck feet and tongue!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to find your comments. I also have a ridiculously long post up now...and I you may have the blog awards (aka blog hugs) I am passing on to you...but just want you to know that I appreciate you and am thinking of ya!)

  17. Poor Toot in the water. I don't think she was too fond of it after that lol! Duck feet! YUCK:) I don't think I will be trying that anytimne soon. I hope you guys had a great vacation! Welcome home:)

  18. Glad to hear you had a nice trip and arrived home safely.

  19. that tood video is precious! so cute! glad you had a fun trip! and i'm dying for some of that ramen!!! yummmmm!

  20. Welcome home!!

    Toot is a trooper, no if's ands or ducks about it!


    The garden looks dreamy...