Today, Mamma bird would like to share this post with all of my lovelies in NYC before it’s too late!
Here’s a little secret, when you’re at Grand Central, there’s actually an annex presented by the New York Transit Museum, which offers an annual Holiday Train show every year. It goes on from Nov 14, 2016 to February 26, 2017 – and it’s a low-frill way to entertain the littles!!! Just think… you don’t have to go all the way to the New York Botanical Garden to see some choo choo action (see feature here). As much as we love the Botanical Gardens, it’s much easier to get to midtown than it is to get to the Bronx!
I actually took my big boy there in late December, when my little guy was just shy of two weeks!! Because we were in the NICU for a week, I was caught completely off guard once we got home… not only did hubs go back to work (he only took the first week off), but my oldest was off from school, so needed to be entertained.
Sigh… all of that occurring while mamma was still recovering from her C-Section.
To quote Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s defense of Senator Elizabeth Warren (in a quote that went positively viral)… “Nevertheless, she persisted.”
I never knew the meaning of sacrifice until I had my babies, and now I realize that life isn’t just about me anymore.
So off we went to see some choo choo’s, even though there was still a part of me that just wanted to sit at home with my painkillers and wait for my swollen feet to calm down, among other things.
Was I impressed? You betcha. It’s a small-ish exhibit compared to others that I’ve seen, but still very well done. The model featured Metro-North, New York Central, and subway trains… all departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal – a true New York moment.
Oh… and mamma also got to do some shopping!!! So it was a win-win.
So there you have it – a full run-down and some pics you can scroll through. Go check it out before the exhibit closes, since this is the last weekend.