Last week my old college roomie and buddy came to visit us for the day! Her name is Shannon, but in our “group” she was always Shanaynay and I was Angelina. (It’s a long story).
Shannon finally arrived (she took a couple of detours through Manhattan and Staten Island. Detours are okay, but they are expensive in NYC if a bridge is involved!). Shannon, Elaine, and I took the subway to meet Ben for lunch in Manhattan. He is working on the outside of a building in the historic SoHo district (and right next door to the filming location of Men in Black III…lots of interesting things to see!). His lunch break isn’t long, so it was a fast “date.” Then the girls took a stroll through China Town. We stopped at Starbucks for half-price Frappuccino's, and then stopped at 86th Street in Brooklyn for some more shopping.
We finished the day off right with Brooklyn Pizza. We had a good time visiting, and Elaine loved the attention (and presents) that Shannon gave her! Shannon even managed to get home without getting lost! We’ll see her again soon at Kenny’s wedding…as long as the baby isn’t three weeks early!
The highlights of our girl time, in pictures:
“I’m a bad mommy” confession… it has become a tradition to get Elaine a cup of whipped cream whenever I get a Starbucks treat. Don’t worry – she doesn’t get a WHOLE cup, but it keeps her busy and out of my coffee!