We celebrated Henry’s third birthday in much the same way we celebrated last year, with a party at the local playground in Washington Market Park. This year Henry was able to celebrate with his grand-dad too.
We attended the annual food fest, Taste of Tribeca, in our neighborhood on Saturday. This was Henry’s third time attending and our eighth. This is one of our favorite yearly events and it is also a chance to support the local schools. Henry was Spiderman for the day and enjoyed wearing the sword he received from a nice lady making balloon animals for the kids.
Thanks to Paw Paw for sending us a king cake for Mardi Gras again. It arrived on Saturday and as of Fat Tuesday, we literally felt a bit fat, having already eaten the whole thing. Henry and I wore the complimentary beads that come with the cake and danced around the house to all the classic Mardi Gras songs. Happy Mardi Gras!
This past weekend, Henry, Mark and I attended the Annual Cookie Walk, (although this was the first time we heard of it and attended it). It was a fun holiday event in which church parishioners at St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church, bake a variety of holiday themed cookies and sell them to raise money for their church. Henry was able to gather as many cookies as would fill a Chinese food takeout box. He also crafted a snowman from marshmallows. Currently, Henry is very intrigued by snowmen and really wants to build one. He ended up eating one instead.
Henry’s birthday is today. If the first two years go this fast, he will be a teenager in no time. As his mother, I will continue to feel nostalgia every September 5th, while his anticipation for his birthday will grow when he learns what it means.
Today, we had a short celebration with cake and asked Gabe and Jake to come help sing Happy Birthday. Tomorrow, we will have his party with his friends in the park (crossing our fingers that it does not rain).
We had an eventful Saturday. I ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon first thing. I came home to get my boys and we went to the 20th Annual Taste of Tribeca. This was our sixth time attending the food festival and since Henry never stops moving, it is a little harder to sit and enjoy and the food. We were still able to enjoy a nice sampling of many local restaurants.
After attending the food festival, we headed to SoHo for a birthday party for a friend, Evan, at the Scholastic store. Afterwards, we enjoyed a few beers with the Studleys. Henry and Hudson shared some quality time running around and yelling at one another. Luckily, it was a quiet Saturday afternoon at the bar and the bartenders were very accommodating.