Sometimes on a cold winter day, it’s best to just hunker down in a sofa-cushion fort.
Henry, Ona, and I had another relatively low-key day walking in the neighborhood, visiting the library, napping, and dinner at Shake Shack (Ona’s favorite burgers). Henry also received his Valentine’s Day card from his Paw Paw today, to which he exclaimed a heartfelt “ohhhhhh” (picture below).
We will be sad to see our Ona leave tomorrow. She will be heading off to college in the fall, so this visit seemed more special.
Another freezing day in New York meant we were not able to do too much. Ona got a haircut and the two of us were able to have a nice lunch together while Mark watched Henry. We all spent a bit of time at Barnes and Noble so Henry could roam and read and then I made dinner. Nothing to write home about, but nice to be together for the day.
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).
Tonight Henry was in his room while we made dinner and did a few household chores. It was disconcertingly quiet for a few minutes, so I went in to check on him, fully expecting to catch him in an act of sabotage. Instead I found him looking through two of his favorite books, Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs and Crocodaddy.