My family from Wyoming arrived on Thursday night and will be visiting for the long holiday weekend. Friday was a nice day exploring Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Cousin Shannon, Henry and I started our Sunday with a bike ride up the Hudson River Park with a short stop on the Upper West Side so Henry could run a little bit. After the bike ride, Mark joined us for a walk across the crowded Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Henry was very happy to play with Shannon and show her the park. Once home and exhausted, Henry did not want to go to bed for fear of missing something so he slept with Shannon on the pull out couch for half the night.
Henry and I met our friend Dina at the Brooklyn Bridge Park to hang out at the Pre-Party for the upcoming Brooklyn Half Marathon. Henry enjoyed the free sports drink samples so much that he might be better prepared for the race than Dina and me. He got plenty of electrolytes in his system and as the vendor pointed out, “luckily it is all sugar free.”
Mae’s weekend in New York was a busy one. Thursday, we ate snacks from the Wafels & Dinges cart and walked on the Brooklyn Bridge. This was also Henry’s first time on the bridge. Friday, we ate lunch at Takahachi Bakery (Gram’s favorite place), and took a walk to SoHo. Julie wanted to go to a few stores in the area. We stopped in at Henry’s daycare so Mae and Julie could meet MaryEllen and see where Henry spends his days. Saturday, Mae met her aunt Katie (Zana) who attends Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. We all ate dinner at Julie’s favorite Bourdain restaurant, Les Halles. It was a fun few days and we were really sad to see cousin Mae and Aunt Juj go early Sunday morning. The apartment seemed even more full of life with two babies. We hope to see them again very soon.