Friday, September 22

Hello from America.

Hi. We finally got a new laptp today, so I can finally update my blog. It's not like I haven't had anything to talk about, but no matter how I tried I could not get into my blog using my little PDA. All that is fixed now. Michael however managed to get into his blog, so he has some of what we have been up to. Click the link on my side bar. I won't worry about repeat too much, I'll just start from today.

We went to see the giant green lady today, more commonly known as the Statue of Liberty. We can just about see it from the unit where we are staying so it was easy to get to. We were also early enough to get a pass to go up into the pedestal. They only give out a certain number a day. We had to go through security twice, and you can only go to the top of the pedestal. Before Sept 11, you could go all the way up to the crown. Unfortuntaely Kyan deciding to choose the exact time we were up the top, to become very tired and therefore screamy. I think we got a few decent photos though. Now that we have a computer, we'll be able to have a look at our photos.

Yesterday we went to the toy store from the movie "Big" with Tom Hanks where he plays the big piano. I have some photos of Michael and Kyan playing on the piano. We found the best shop. It's called the Container Store and it's totally awesome. It has every sort of container and jar, and shelf, and box. Some were about 1cm cube, perfect for eyelets. I found some awesome glass jars. I bought a tiny, clear plastic handbag that will make a very cute mini album, and a box that looks like a giftbag, but solid, and folds open. I'm going to make it into a mini album too. I wish I had room for a scrap room over here, the shop would be perfect. So many great things for altering too.

We saw our first celebrity, Michael Douglas in the street. I almost missed him, as I wasn't paying attention. We also went for a walk through central park and saw lots more squirrels. It's the third time we have been there, and we haven't been in the same place twice. It's enormous.

I'm starting to feel a bit more confident using the subway now. It's a bit complicated, but I think I'm figuring it out. I've gone a few places on my own, so I can learn, instead of just following Michael around. It will be different once he starts work thoug, as I'll eb all on my own with Kyan in a pram, and almost all the stations have multiple flights of stairs. Kyan is not used to spending so much time in the pram, but I think that once we are in our own place, we'll get into a better routine. We are very much living like tourists on holidays at the moment.

I got the chance to talk to Mum, Dave, the in laws and Sara tonight. It was funny talking to Sara through the computer. I couldn;t recognize her voice straight away. It was really good to chat though.

Meanwhile, I could keep talking forever. I'll stop for now, before you get so bored, you never come back to my blog. Thanks for your patience in my internet blackout.


Jen said...

So nice to hear from you alicia. Now for a chocolate delight try the peanut butter M & M's theya re to die for can't get them in Australia except at one shop in the Myers Centre. Can't wait to see the piccys

Sara Pearcy said...

Great to hear from you again, Leish. I'm SOOOO pleased you are back online more easily now!
xx S.

JULIE LOVE said...

Nice to see you are settled in...looking forward to seeing some piccies :0)


jilly said...

Woo Hoo Alicia - Glad you're okay! Looking forward to getting all your updates again!

Scrapmanda said...

G'day! So nice to have you back online and to read all about your adventures to date.

Marni said...

Just ducked over to Michael's blog, so glad to hear things are going well and that you found a place to live. Also glad to hear everybody is safe and sound. Look forward to reading about more of your adventures soon.

Anonymous said...

Great to hear from you Leish!

Glad you're having a good time - as a tourist! I bet the statue of Liberty was amazing!

Keep us updated. Can't wait to see some pics!

Chelle Xx

Kaye said...

It is so good that you now have a computer.

Leone said...

Yippee you're back! We missed you. Sounds like your having a blast Alicia. Looking forward to the pics.