Friday, July 20, 2012

A PlayDate To Remember

If you hang out with me over on Instagram, then you would have caught a glimpse of some of the cuteness that was Aiden's playdate abroad The Queen of Hearts boat. Last Sunday, we met up with my girl T and her daughter A at The Hudson River Park, Pier 40 for an afternoon Kiddie Cruise -- A Princess and Pirate Adventure.

Aiden and A seem to have a love/hate relationship, but they always have a great time when they hangout. They do damage and it's totally a four-year-old's definition of "mayhem and madness."

But I digress...

The 2-hour cruise that sails along the Hudson River features a full schedule of events -- live music that the kids are encouraged to dance along to, a magic show, a puppet show on the upper deck with Captain Michael and the Fairy Godmother, and another one on the lower deck where the children are on a mission to help Buzz Lightyear, face painting, and arts and crafts.

Suffice to say, Aiden and A had a really good time, even in the heat and humidity that is Summer in NYC. Actually, I was expecting it to feel much hotter than it did on the boat. But... because we were sailing, there was a nice breeze on the upper deck, which did not have air conditioning.

The lower deck, however, did have air conditioning. And I spent a lot of my time trying to pry Aiden away from the magic show on the upper deck and convince him to hang out downstairs. At first, he didn't budge, but once Soccer Super Stars introduced a mini soccer tournament, he was all game. Literally.

Our friend A stayed on the upper deck to hangout with one of the princesses on the cruise. She was in love! And the crew members remained true to their characters the entire time, welcoming the kids to sit next to them (or on their laps!) and engage in activities.

Aiden and I headed back to the upper deck once we got to Lady Liberty because, well, who can resist getting this picture?

After the cruise, we spent some time at the Hudson River Park, and while I was loving on my maxi dress, Aiden and A's love/hate relationship became more evident:

[Starbucks break]

Totally a good time.

If you're in the NYC area, the Kiddie Cruise is a really fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The next cruise is Sunday, July 29th and will take place twice each month until October 28th. Call 212.987.9200 or visit the Kiddie Cruise website for more information.

{Disclaimer: I was provided with tickets to the Kiddie Cruise: A Princess and Pirate Adventure to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.}


  1. How fun! Love the pic of A and A under the umbrella. Precious. And your A in that tie is just too cute.

    Have a good weekend!

  2. This looks like tons of fun! I may consider going on the next cruise. Lady A would love it

  3. Fun, fun, fun! I would totally take my kiddos on the Kiddie Cruise if I was in NYC.

  4. That is my old stomping ground! Never knew about this cruise but now that I am in the market, I will be making a visit when little man gets older. Looks so fun! (I love how my idea of fun has changed now that I am a mom)

  5. Aiden and A are so cute! I love A's skirt. A kiddie cruise sounds like tons of fun. I wish we had one in our area.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  6. I definitely want to take Rae to this before the weather gets too cool. She'd love a great on-board soccer game!

  7. That kiddie cruise sure sounds like a lot of fun. I love the shot of them under one umbrella :)

  8. So cool there's a kid's show on a boat around NYC - didn't know. Cute pictures of the kiddies, by the way!

  9. Glad they had fun. I wish lived closer to some water because we would certainly find something similar to try.

  10. Love that you are always out and about with Aiden.....sooo awesome!

  11. This was so much fun!!!! And what a wonderful surprise to see you on deck with your cutie patootie Aiden!!!


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