Henry and I took a day trip to Connecticut to see my friend Sara. We had not visited her since January of 2014. It was nice to get out on the beach with her and her three boys. Henry was a little timid about going in the water at first. Once he saw Sara’s youngest son, Sebastien (just turned 2) fearlessly swimming in, he decided he would like to take a chance too. Thanks to Sara for hosting us and taking Henry all the way out to the dock. It was wonderful to see Henry laughing in the water. He loved hanging out with all three boys and was very sad to leave saying, “I really miss them,” with tears before we even got on the train to head home.
Mark went on an all guy’s camping trip over the weekend. Henry and I decided to have our own getaway so we headed to Connecticut to see Isla, Jessica and Gray. The kids, once again, got along really well. They both had a great time on the beach, throwing wet sand and getting their feet, faces, hands and clothes very dirty in the process. It has been great to see the Burn family several times this summer especially since Isla and Henry’s vocabularies are expanding and they are able to actually have small forms of conversation now.
Henry had previously been to Coney Island when we met Jacqui at the finish line of the Brooklyn Half-Marathon, but he didn’t have the chance to visit the amusement parks or play on the beach. Since his cousin Shannon had never been, we decided to pay a visit, making it Henry’s first actual time at a beach and in the ocean.