We met Stella and her parents in Central Park today, followed by some fun at the sprinklers outside Hayden Planetarium at the Natural History Museum. Stella and Henry are really good buddies and they spent lots of time running around and sweating in the hot sun. Needless to say, both kids were pretty worn out afterwards.
More highlights of my family’s visit are seen below. Saturday we had a picnic at Sheep Meadow in Central Park. Sunday, we went to a barbeque in Brooklyn at Miranda and Alex’s house. They were great hosts and the kids played and played and played. Although most of our activities were centered around two-year-olds, my sister Julie and nephew Blue were able to sneak away for a night in Times Square and also attended a Yankees game on Sunday night. We missed them all a lot when they left Tuesday afternoon.
We were invited to a superhero themed birthday party in Central Park on Sunday for a family friend’s son, Evan. This was right up Henry’s alley as he, like many boys his age, is currently very interested in superheroes and all the powers they possess. There was also an amazing marble slide at the Billy Johnson Playground within the park.
We attended the annual food fest, Taste of Tribeca, in our neighborhood on Saturday. This was Henry’s third time attending and our eighth. This is one of our favorite yearly events and it is also a chance to support the local schools. Henry was Spiderman for the day and enjoyed wearing the sword he received from a nice lady making balloon animals for the kids.
Henry’s become a big fan of superheros so we took a trip to Philadelphia with John, Kim and Eamonn to attend the Wizard World Comic Con on Saturday.
Inigo: I admit it: you are better than I am!
Man in Black: Then why are you smiling?
Inigo: Because I know something you don’t know.
Man in Black: And what is that?
Inigo: I am not left handed!
— The Princess Bride