For Halloween this year we took Henry trick-or-treating at the American Museum of Natural History after a fun day celebrating with his daycare friends. So he spent most of his day dressed as a T.Rex which was especially appropriate for the museum visit.
We stopped on the way home from daycare to inspect a motorcycle parked on top of a sidewalk Jesus in front of more of those mysterious H’s woven into chain link fences. (We’d previously encountered another H farther downtown last year.)
Today we marched in the Annual Washington Market Park Halloween Parade. Neighborhood kids and parents march down Greenwich Street in costumes and enter the park for a variety of Halloween activities. My sister and I almost participated last year, but both our kids fell asleep in their strollers before it started. Henry may have been tired this year too because he didn’t seem very excited about the events today.
Henry started an eight week soccer program today. Mark and I tried to corral him several times back into the drills, but he wasn’t really focused on the actual soccer ball or the structure of the class. He was more interested in running all over the gym and jumping up and down. Hopefully, he will learn to be more focused as the program continues. Either way, we are happy he will have an outlet for his never-ending energy — at least on Saturdays.
We returned to the annual neighborhood Pumpkin Patch Party. Some readers may recall that Henry dressed as a wolf last year. This year he attended in a Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur costume before changing for comfort and to allow for face-painting. Luckily Henry didn’t have to choose between his preference for Elmo or Spiderman since his face-painter cleverly combined both into a Spider-Elmo design.
Grandma Lois went back to Houston today after her visit. Henry enjoyed having her on hand to teach him new words and then illustrate them for him to color. We’ll all miss her but hope to see her again soon.