June 10, 2010
A New York State of Mind
After a couple days in Cape May, we headed up the coast to visit my husband's aunt and uncle in northern New Jersey. NYC was only a half hour away and beckoned to us across the water. We resisted her Siren call and settled for a morning touring Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Seeing the Statue of Liberty up close and personal was an incredible experience!
For our craft, I asked E to paint a sunset picture for me, then I handed her a cut-out coloring book page of Lady Liberty to paint into a silhouette. We pasted it onto the picture to finish our paper-memory of such a great day!
Although we stayed on the NJ side, my hubby couldn't resist getting lots of pictures of the skyline. Which leads me to our book...
New York State Of Mind by Billy Joel
Taking the famous lyrics, illustrator Izak Zenou matches Billy Joel's words with his own beautiful paintings depicting the familiar scenes of NYC. This is a great book for anyone planning on taking their kids into the city.
Obviously, a Statue of Liberty book would have been more appropriate, but I couldn't find one at the library. Any suggestions???
I'm linking up to:
- stART @ A Mommy's Adventures