Eliza is fascinated with the idea of Coney Island. This could be genetic since my father loved Coney Island, I could spend endless hours on the rides and neither of us could ever pass up a Nathan's Famous dog on the Boardwalk.
Today we were at the Children's Museum with one of Eliza's class mates who Eliza adores and who is just a lovely little girl. In the Dora house Eliza would call her other school friends to say that she and M were going to Coney Island to see the "ocean animals."
As they drove Benny's car, Eliza kept shouting "we're going to Coney Island!"
Friday we played some early afternoon hooky with M and her brother J and went to Victorian Gardens. It is a small Carnival that is set up on the site of Wollman Rink in Central Park. Eliza enthusiastically rode the roller coaster, the giant swing, the hot air balloon ride, the jumping frog and the airplane. Although these last three almost did me in, Eliza thought they were the best thing ever and screamed "woohoo" the entire time. The hot air balloon ride did result in some dizziness which elicited Eliza's new favorite phrase "Aye, yii, yii" (think Desi Arnaz).
As Eliza rode the "ski boat" she announced the boat was going to Coney Island (her boatmate clearly has no interest in Coney Island):
And of course the train was headed to Coney Island:
So as soon as Tio Matthew and Tia Adriana touch down in NY, we will grab Nana and Pete and head to Coney Island, where we will see Mermaids, ride a roller coaster and of course, see the Ocean Animals.