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“Most Wonderful Time of the Year”🎢- Fun Holiday Things To Do in NYCπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ—½

The Fiddles and Shaps decided to playΒ hooky for some Xmas time fun in the city and we were rewarded with a beautiful sunny 55 degree day!Β Ever since I was pregnant with Dylan 9 years ago and we went out it 1st time,I’ve been wanting to take my kids to the most insanely amazingly decorated Christmas restaurant, Rolf’s. img_6674

It just never worked out, or I couldn’t get a reservation. I tried calling several times this year and no one would answer, although their website said they were open. So when we came to the city last Monday I decided to just “show up”.Like a true Christmas Miracle the entire restaurant was packed and I mean paaaacked except there was one table of 8 available just sitting there.

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I told the hostess WE WILL TAKE IT and I ran back to get the kids out of the Sprinter.

I was apprehensive because it was German food and you know how kids are. We ordered the kids the chicken schnitzel 😳, and potato pancakes πŸ”―, mashed potatoes and French onion soup and I was shocked that they devoured the food!

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Meanwhile the girls were in picturing taking heaven. The ceiling is COVERED with 1000s of ornaments and holly. It’s truly a sight for the eyes!

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After we are friends recommended we head to Bryant Park for their Winter village and ice skating. β›Έβ›Έ

We did a quick tour of all the shops, I would’ve love to walk around and browse but the kids were dragging me to the ice.

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Anyway the thought of ice skating alone with 5 kids (3-4 who can’t skate) sounded so much more fun then shopping alone in peace and quiet so…OFF we went to the ice!!!! 😳😳😳

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I gotta tell you it was FUN!!! HARD…BUT FUN!!! Except for their strict no taking pictures on the ice policy, which I almost got escorted off the ice off, which is neither here nor there 😝😜

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After my back couldn’t take it anymore we headed off the ice and looked for a dessert hut. Most of the kids settled on an amazing Crepe CafeΒ with a huge selection.

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Hailey searched further and found a hut that makes a huge giant churro filled like a crepe. She picked whip cream and Nutella inside her Churro.🍫

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While the kids ate their desserts I slipped into The FACEBOOK hut and tried out the new Virtual Reality glasses that the company acquired called Oculus.

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“Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Oculus is a team at Facebook that’s building entirely new virtual reality products to allow people to experience anything, with anyone.”

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We only had one day in the city and since I pulled the kids out of school the Shaps and the Fiddles had a lot of Xmas to pack in. But first a cute Nun pic…

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Next stop was Macy’s! Another Xmas in the city bucket list item I’ve been wanting to check!

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I guess we were lucky because typically or oftenly the line in Santaland on the 8th floor could reach up to 2.5 hours till you arrive at Santa. πŸŽ…πŸΌ

So I guess we should be thankful ours was only a half hour but we were busy looking at stuff the whole half hour so there was plenty of entertainment for the kids.

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They enjoyed all the decorations and trains and trees in Santaland! πŸš‚πŸŽ„

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Finally, we arrived at Santa and the kids were all very excited to tell Santa what they wanted for Xmas. Yep that’s right all the kids!

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While I paid for our pics I had the Lucy’s take the 6 kids to the bathroom so I could relax in peace for 5 minutes. That’s the part when I sat on the floor and took my selfie with the Santa Express “smiling” 😬because I was alone and was sending it to Craig. πŸ‘ΈπŸ½

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That was also the part when I heard the herd of children running back down the aisles shoutingπŸ“’ and my skin started to crawl because my moment of solitude was over. 😐That’s also the part where Skyler decided to greet me by sticking a spinning fan toy in my hair. 😳And finally that’s the part where the fan got wrapped so tightly into my hair that it was wrapped to my root and took my mom a long 10 minutes to free my hair. πŸ’‡πŸ½

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My hair is currently like 6 inches WTF was so hard about it! πŸ˜‘πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ˜€We scooped up my pile of hair and moved on…

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But no rest for the weary we had one final pit stop to make, that was of course Rockerfeller Center and THE Christmas Tree! πŸŽ„So we sprinted πŸšπŸ’¨ over there where Craig was able to meet us in time to take a nice family picture in front of the tree! πŸ“Έ

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We ended the night watching the most magnificent light show πŸŽ‡πŸŽΆβ„οΈ accompanied by music on the facade of Saks.

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The “winter palace” was beautiful and really a magical way to end our amazing Xmas day in the city with our fave Fiddles 😍

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