Sunday, January 27, 2019

NYC Part 2

A very good friend from college lives in Brooklyn with her family. I got in touch with her before we came and we met for brunch. We hadn’t seen each other in 12 years.

Ally with Maya and Michaela.

That’s my friend Alison next to me with her wife Tracey. 

I’ll be happy to see something other than Times Square our next trip to NYC.

After brunch we met up with Persifoni and her mom and Grandma again for more shopping. Moms were pretty shopped out by then and the girls basically just wandered and hung out.

Until we saw a great spot for pictures. 

Ally’s signature Scorpion pose. Such fun. Then back to our room to rest and relax for a while before heading to the meet at 6pm.

Heading out to the meet.

Her team lined up in height order at start of the meet. Ally is the tallest on her team. She is on the far left.

Ally had a great meet. She improved her all around score by 1.575 points from last meet!!! 

She placed 8th all around. She fell on beam and on her landing on bars. Her toe hurts but she stuck with it and we are super proud of her! We’re eating pizza in our room and soon to bed. Then tomorrow we take the train back to Boston.

The team before the awards!

We loved seeing the girls take pictures of each!

The team placed 3rd!!! It’s their first banner and placement for them this year. They are so happy.

And so is this strong brave girl:

NYC - Manhattan Gymnastics Meet 2019

We took the train down Friday night to NYC. Ally sprained her toe at practice on Wednesday so we took a taxi to our hotel instead of walking. Well we tried to take a taxi. He thought we said our hotel was on 48th street not 40th. At 42nd street we had him pull over and we walked the 2 blocks back to our hotel. 

After checking in we went out for some take out pizza slices at the same place as last year. Same hotel, same pizza- delish! Then bed time and up in the morning. 

Times Square on a Friday night.

I was up and walking around Bryant Park at 8am for some coffee and pastries.

Ally is as tall as Gabby Douglas this year!! And she did wel shopping in the very cool Six O2 ladies shop at Foot Locker and kids for new sneakers. 

2018 on the left and 2019 on the right

Ally was pretty psyched to be this tall. She’s hoping for 5’

Then more shopping at H&M

New shoes, new purse! She was loving it!!!

Then we met up with 2 of her team mates, Stella and Persifoni

We walked to lunch.

Girls loved their milkshakes. 

They did split handstands on the walk to the theater

Where we saw Mean Girls. It was fantastic.

After the show we did some more shopping around Times Square.

Ally and Persifoni did a photo booth at Forever 21.

Then we went to a store full of pillow type animals. It had a GIANT teddy bear. Of course that was a perfect backdrop for some gymnastics poses.

Then we met up with 5 more teammates and their families for dinner! The girls sat at one table and parents and a couple of brothers at a different table.

After dinner we walked over to Bryant Park.

Where the girls posed for lots of pictures.

Left to right: Dahlia, Kavi, Persifoni, Katherine, Ally & Katie. Mia is in a split at the front.

The parent picture!

What a fun group and a fantastic first 24 hours in NYC!