Totems

Colm watched Henry for awhile tonight and when Jacqui and I returned we found that they’d made little totemic representations of friends and family out of building blocks and puzzle pieces.

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Hangin’ With the Ladies

Henry spent the end of the week playing with his girlfriends. Isla and Jessica came into town for a short visit on Thursday. Henry and Isla hadn’t been together since last year so they were happy to be reunited. Friday, Henry spent time with Aubrey and Halsey in Prospect Park. We are happy this has become a weekly event.

Take Me Out to the Bronx

Henry and I attended our first New York Yankees game in the Bronx tonight with friends, Colm and Eamonn.

I’ve got to be honest that I always thought if Henry were to express interest in baseball, I’d try to steer him towards Mets fandom since Yankees fans tend to be more arrogant and entitled. But Henry loved the atmosphere and had a great time so it looks like we could have a little Yankees fan here.

Colm and Eamonn, Minnesota natives and casual Twins fans, took it in stride when Alex Rodriguez hit a grand slam homerun in the seventh inning to give the Yankees the lead and eventual 8-4 win. Many thanks to Colm who organized and provided tickets.

Picnics and Festivals

We are filling up the last few weekends of summer with plenty of activities. Friday evening, Henry was reunited with a few of his daycare friends at a picnic in Battery City Park. It was nice to see Wren, Sigourney and Aubrey (with parents) for some play time. We hope to continue the reunions semi-regularly as more of the families from daycare return from summer trips and other obligations.

Saturday, we went across the river to Eamonn and Emily’s neighborhood in Jersey City for La Festa Italiana. This is an annual event that raises money for the Holy Rosary Church. It is much like a street fair/carnival with better, more authentic Italian food, cheap wine with peaches and gambling involved. Henry had fun hanging out with the grownups and winning an alien from a baseball throw.

One on One Time

Henry and I have been filling our time together with a variety of activities (many free) in the last few weeks. It has been a tough transition for both of us since he no longer goes to daycare. I try to round up plenty of playdates and activities for us while working from home for part of the day. We both treasure this time together because come December, my attention will definitely be divided and it will be a big change for him.