Our little ratty book has won the Mom's Choice Award and the Firebird Award! We are both so proud of our accomplishments so far. Joseph is thrilled that his idea has taken off in this way.
Our trip to New York was something. It was the first time we's ventured out to the U.S. since the pandemic had started, and it was great to have a vacation as a family, and to meet my new nephew Ezra, and see family. The kids were especially happy to enjoy their winter break away.
As is usual for us, we saw some shows while in New York. I took Hailey to her first non-musical production, and we went to see Leopodstadt, which was an incredible experience for her. She was in awe at the kids onstage, and was taken in by the story and the history portrayed therein. It was an amazing night of theatre. Where were the boys? Well, that night the Toronto Raptors were in town, and they were at Madison Square Garden cheering them on as they defeated the New York Knicks! That's where.
As a family, we took the kids to see Wicked, which they all loved, and Into the Woods, which Phillip proclaimed had "too much singing." Dude, it's a musical. But he enjoyed the story.
New York has always been one of my favourite cities. There's just something about its energy, and what it offers. We took the kids to the Natural History Museum, and ate Schmackary's Cookies. We tried different restaurants, and the kids had a blast at the Stardust diner watching the singing staff perform. Honestly, I can't wait until our inevitable return to New York!