Henry met a new friend named Brandon at the playground today. They ended up hitting it off, laughing, running around, playing with their cars. Brandon is not from the neighborhood so Henry enjoyed showing him some other hangouts (playgrounds). Both boys were disappointed when we had to call it a day, but we hope to meet up with him (and parents) again sometime soon.
As we have mentioned before, we have great parks right in our neighborhood, but sometimes we like to venture to different areas and parks in the city, just for fun. Yesterday we went to the Lower East Side to Seward Park. It is a big, spacious area and Henry loved exploring and climbing, as always.
Henry (Cousin)’s namesake and great-grandfather, Henry Taillac was born 100 years ago today. Unfortunately he did not live to see his hundredth birthday, however his wife Virgie will celebrate her 96th on August 30th.
Henry and I ventured out of the neighborhood once again today. We went to the Prospect Park Zoo which seemed like just the right size for someone his age on their first visit to a zoo. Henry was very enamored of the birds, but got quite spooked when a mountain goat tried to lick his hand. One side note: there were cows and sheep on display. This made me laugh because I grew up seeing both animals often, but they must look exotic to city kids.
After seeing some real baboons, we went to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, which has a big sprinkler area for kids. I can’t speak for Henry, but judging from his reactions, I would venture to say, he had a great day (so did I).
Henry had a Sunday playdate with Isla. We had a nice time strolling around the neighborhood and eating an early dinner at Hudson Eats. The two kids got along swell and Jessica and I couldn’t help but be proud of them.