Henry had a play date with his friend Stella. The pair seems to enjoy reading and can often be seen sitting together, flipping through books. Of course, being two-year-olds, they can also be seen screaming and laughing at each other. Other than a big bump on Stella’s head from an accidental fall (not shown in photos), the play date went very well.
Henry and Stella look at books together.
Henry and Stella crack each other up.
Today was a cold, wet one with a mixture of snow and rain falling throughout, so we spent some time at the local library.
We took a short walk to Pier 25 where the LILAC Steamship is docked and for a limited time is host to a floating library.
Reading at the stern
Floating Library aboard the Lilac
Nautical chart of New York Harbor
Ship to shore radio
Ship to boat code signals
Climbing to the deck
Drawing in the galley
Henry at the helm:
Henry had a laid back Tuesday with a visit from our neighbor, Gabe and two trips to the sprinklers. He has enjoyed playing with the new dump trucks Aunt Juj and Cousin Mae sent to us over the weekend.
Gabe reads to Henry.
Henry plays with his new toys after a trip through the sprinklers.
Toes and toys
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.
Henry plays with the ice balls near the Winter Garden.
Henry and Ona chase a pigeon through the snow.
Henry receives his Valentine’s Day card from his Paw-Paw.
If books are still around when Henry is older, this is a good sign that he will love to read.
Mid-morning book nap.
Henry enjoys looking through books and being read to, so we’re fortunate that there are two public library branches within walking distance of our apartment. Today we checked out a couple of books for him including one from the “Llama Llama Red Pajama” series.