First, Grandma and Grandpa Durso took Johnny to a restaurant a few blocks down from the hotel and they brought back lunch for us.
|The noodles were delicious. And all over the hotel room by the time the boys were done.|
|Hank was not thrilled with cuffs on the sleeves|
|Dark room + squirmy boys = not an excellent picture|
|Keeping Johnny occupied = watching himself on my phone|
Emily, the bride was absolutely stunning. I know everyone says that brides are radiant, but seriously, she was radiant. So beautiful.
|Hey look! A family portrait! Thanks for this one, Gail.|
And then it was time for the reception... which was, in a word, incredible. The cocktail hour took place in the entire lobby, both the ground floor and upper floors, which meant you could wander around from room to room and explore the place. There were tons of food options to choose from as well as beverages. I spent the majority of the cocktail hour like this:
|Tucked away in a corner while Hank napped.|
|Don't give me any sushi, Dad. Yuck.|
|How far can I stick my hands in before I fall over?|
|Johnny counting all of the posts in the banister. Whoo-hoo! This kid can party.|
Hank, on the other hand, didn't seem to care one bit. He stayed at the dinner table and ate his children's meal and even did some dancing with me.
The next morning, the bride and groom hosted a fabulous brunch in Central Park and it was PERFECT for us. The boys ran around on the grass while John's cousins chased them around so we could stuff our faces with pastries, muffins and bagels. Delicious. I took a stupid amount of pictures, so I tried to pare them down and include only the good ones.
|Hank the next morning, in last night's tux with Oliver in hand.|
|Jump some more!|
|Saying good bye to Johnny's favorite person.|
Altogether, we had a good time. I think I'd rather not travel with a one year old ever again though. Two? Sure. Younger than one? Not awesome, but I'll do it. 14 months? I'd rather stick a fork in my eye repeatedly.
Anyway! That was our East Coast trip! I wonder what kind of adventures this year will bring?