considering the circumstances cooper did really well. was he a crying and frustrated mess most of the time? yes, but i couldn't really blame him. he absolutely loved the statue of liberty and riding on the boat to get out there. he also really loved the bagels we ate, he is his mommas child after all! central park gave him the freedom he needed before we had to sit in an airport and then plane for the last half of the day so the weather worked in our favor on that note. the horses in central park were a big hit for cooper, as was the park we landed at near the carousel!
flying there and back cooper did really well. i completely forgot to bring activities besides the ipad, which died while we were still sitting on the runway on the way back, so i felt fully responsible the few times that he did get antsy. the flight there was erics first flight ever so it was really fun getting to experience that with him! we hadn't seen my sister and woody since january so seeing them was of course the big highlight of the trip. cooper was shy for all of 3 minutes and then was the best of friends with his aunty bethy and uncle woody.
i (think) want to go back some day but not with small children. next stop is the beach! this momma needs a vacation after that "vacation".