Henry and I traveled to Connecticut to visit our friends Jessica and Isla. We toured the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium. Although both kids enjoyed the animals, they really enjoyed running around and investigating the building itself more. Henry touched a jellyfish for the first time and he screamed with delight.
Henry and I were only able to take our bike out a few times last fall and he wasn’t too keen on the idea. His helmet would fall over his eyes and I would have to stop many times to check on him. Flash forward to spring and the helmet is almost too small, but Henry was very enthusiastic about the idea of putting it on and riding in the bike seat (he was comfortable enough to fall asleep very early in the ride). I am still a little timid about riding on the crowded west side bike path, but hopefully I will get more confident too.
Today I adjusted Henry’s crib to its toddler bed position in the hopes of making it more appealing to him for bedtime. Actually Henry “helped” with the conversion by wielding the screwdriver (causing Jacqui a lot of stress) so now he seems to have a stake in the project and for this first night at least, is using it.
Henry listens to a rendition of “Chinatown, My Chinatown” performed by Dandy Wellington and His Band at the South Street Seaport.
We had an eventful Saturday. I ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon first thing. I came home to get my boys and we went to the 20th Annual Taste of Tribeca. This was our sixth time attending the food festival and since Henry never stops moving, it is a little harder to sit and enjoy and the food. We were still able to enjoy a nice sampling of many local restaurants.
After attending the food festival, we headed to SoHo for a birthday party for a friend, Evan, at the Scholastic store. Afterwards, we enjoyed a few beers with the Studleys. Henry and Hudson shared some quality time running around and yelling at one another. Luckily, it was a quiet Saturday afternoon at the bar and the bartenders were very accommodating.
Henry and I met our friend Dina at the Brooklyn Bridge Park to hang out at the Pre-Party for the upcoming Brooklyn Half Marathon. Henry enjoyed the free sports drink samples so much that he might be better prepared for the race than Dina and me. He got plenty of electrolytes in his system and as the vendor pointed out, “luckily it is all sugar free.”
Now that spring has arrived, there are many free activities all over our neighborhood. Henry and I went to play time at Wagner Park (a park within Battery City) today. It is an open play time for two hours with lots of different toys and kids that are Henry’s age and a little older. We took a Shake Shack break on the way home.