We got a nice Valentine’s surprise from Aunt Juj and Cousin Mae, lots of homemade heart doilies and comic books. We hung the doilies on Henry’s window so Henry could look at them all day. Grandma Lois also sent Henry a few Valentine’s Day themed books and he received a card from Aunt Carol. He loves receiving packages and was really excited about all the gifts.
There were several Halloween events in our neighborhood yesterday. We were intent on joining a small parade that marches down Greenwich Street. This is a chance for all the kids in the neighborhood to dress up and walk to Washington Market while showing off their costumes. Henry and Mae both decided to take their naps shortly after we lined up.
On Sunday afternoon we went for another short walk and discovered a one-room museum, MMuseumm, tucked away in a freight elevator in a small alley in Tribeca. As a belated birthday gift, Julie and I were also able to go to dinner at her favorite dining spot, Les Halles. Thanks to Mark for watching both babies.
Today will be the saddest day of the visit, Julie and Mae are leaving this afternoon.
Julie was nice enough to accommodate my request to bake her recipe for Bee Sting Cake last night. I’d only recently learned of the existence of Bee Sting Cake (or Bienenstich, in German) when I tasted it at the Mercedes-Benz commissary during Octoberfest.
For those who haven’t encountered it yet, it consists of sweet yeast cakes with a custard cream filling and a caramelized honey almond topping.
Our initial plans included going to one park a day. We made it to the park yesterday. It is not easy to get two one-year-old’s out and about at the same time, but also Mae has been a bit under the weather since arriving. She is still a trooper though and really tries to be part every activity. We are enjoying each other’s (sometimes whiny) company nevertheless. (Picture of Julie’s Bee Sting cake to come in a later post).