Rockabye Baby

Henry seems to be afraid of missing something when he goes to bed and sometimes he has a little bit of trouble fully letting go and resting. It takes a bit of effort to get him to sleep, but I can’t complain because he sleeps through the night for the most part. This is me trying to get Henry to stop squirming and go to sleep. Most times, he will get pretty exhausted and finally close his eyes. I don’t mind, there is nothing like rocking a baby to sleep.

Staring at dad from the rocking chair.

Staring at dad from the rocking chair.

Mom rocks Henry boy.

Mom rocks Henry boy.

Brooklyn Bar Baby

At the risk of being “that couple” who bring their baby to the bar, we decided to meet friends at Union Hall, a bar in Brooklyn with indoor bocce courts. During past visits, playing bocce there has been a casual diversion between rounds of drinks, but the holiday weekend, cold weather and possibly its recent appearance on a popular tv show, made it a longer wait for a court. So we didn’t get a chance to play, but still enjoyed hanging out with friends.

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Mae’s Weekend in New York


Mae’s weekend in New York was a busy one. Thursday, we ate snacks from the Wafels & Dinges cart and walked on the Brooklyn Bridge. This was also Henry’s first time on the bridge. Friday, we ate lunch at Takahachi Bakery (Gram’s favorite place), and took a walk to SoHo. Julie wanted to go to a few stores in the area. We stopped in at Henry’s daycare so Mae and Julie could meet MaryEllen and see where Henry spends his days. Saturday, Mae met her aunt Katie (Zana) who attends Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. We all ate dinner at Julie’s favorite Bourdain restaurant, Les Halles. It was a fun few days and we were really sad to see cousin Mae and Aunt Juj go early Sunday morning. The apartment seemed even more full of life with two babies. We hope to see them again very soon.

Henry and Mae Meet

My sister Julie and her daughter Mae arrived from Wyoming on Tuesday for a five day stay. It was exciting to see the two little ones interact with one another. Mae does not stop smiling and Henry got used to another little baby in the house pretty quickly. They are almost exactly two months apart in age. Both are at a stage that has them touching people’s faces and grabbing at everything they see. It was fun to watch them staring and reaching out to each other.

Mae casts a spell, turning Henry into a hummingbird, while Aunt Julie prevents him from flying away.

Mae smiles while Henry looks on.

Mae smiles while Henry looks on.

Mae looks up.

Mae looks up.