5 Beautiful Years — A Celebration in Central Park!

The Boys’ teacher said, “don’t let school get in the way of an education!”

So we didn’t!

The Pond

The Seals

The Slide

Aahh yes… the slide!


Wait… Did someone say ‘slide’?

Yes, we played hooky today! We had to drive in to NYC (all of 20 miles) for a doctor’s appointment for The Boys anyway so we seized the opportunity and the day… having lunch in The Big Apple and spending a few hours in NYC’s Central Park in celebration of The Boys’ 5th Birthday today! There’s a lot more we wanted to do and didn’t get to… but we had a bunch of fun doing just exactly what we did. Climbing on the rocks, peeking in on a few of the Zoo animals, relaxing by the pond and, most of all, sliding… sliding… and did I mention sliding?

What a beautiful day we had together! Almost as beautiful as my precious children!

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About Maggie

I'm a stay-at-home mother of 3 children including a 15-year-old daughter, the Old Soul, and 11-year-old identical twin boys who've been blessed with an extra 21st chromosome (aka: Down Syndrome). I happily spend my time doing all that I can do -- breaking the proverbial box wide open -- to foster my children's development and then sharing what I learn with you through this blog.
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11 Responses to 5 Beautiful Years — A Celebration in Central Park!

  1. Awais says:

    This is also a real field to learn beyond the school

  2. Stacy says:

    Glad you all had a good day.. Sure looks like the slide was a hit 🙂

  3. Molly says:

    I have a feeling we live in the same county! If you ever need a babysitter 😛 email me!

  4. rachelm says:

    I LOVE the look of that slide. I confess this is the first time I've ever wanted to take the little kids to NYC. 🙂

  5. SLKozul says:

    ditto what rachelm said, that slide looks amazing! so much fun…Happy Birthday Brian & Michael!!!

  6. Alison says:

    Happy birthday – that looks like a great way to spend a birthday. The slide looks fantastic!

  7. starrlife says:

    I wantto go down that slide! Beautiful children!

  8. stephanie says:

    Happy Birthday Boys!!!!! What a great day! I love love love the city!!! Can't wait to take my girls there one day!

  9. stephanie says:

    And the boy!!!! I forgot about the boy!!! I can't wait to take him too!!! oops!

  10. Love the photos… I totally agree that there's more to life and education than just going to school. Glad you could seize the day and make it a fun one.

  11. Michelle says:

    happy 5th birthday to the boys! it sounds like it was the best day!

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