Henry outgrew his original helmet so we got a bigger one today to go with his new scooter. This one has a dry erase finish that allows for drawing.
Grandma Lois went back to Houston today after her visit. Henry enjoyed having her on hand to teach him new words and then illustrate them for him to color. We’ll all miss her but hope to see her again soon.
A farewell hug for Grandma Lois
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:
We visited a few art galleries in Chelsea (and the West Village) today. In particular, we wanted to show Henry an exhibit by the sculptor, Nancy Rubins called “Our Friend Fluid Metal” which is made from countless salvaged playground toys.
The other highlight was a show called “Multiple Personalities” by Rob Pruitt at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in the West Village.
Turnout at Gagosian gallery for the exhibit’s last day.
“Our Friend Liquid Metal” detail
Taking it all in.
Exterior of Gavin Brown’s enterprise.
Corner of Washington and Leroy Streets
Profile with Pruitt.
Another portrait with Pruitt.
Henry resists the urge to play in the sand on the gallery floor beneath Pruitt’s “Suicide Paintings”.
Jacqui and Henry look at the cats that are looking at the paintings.
Elle, another of Henry’s friends from daycare, celebrated her birthday at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn on Saturday.
Ready to climb.
Birthday girl, Elle
Henry and Elle
Pushing the bear.
Pulling the bear.
Jack, Luca, Henry and Elle
Drawing with friends.
Henry, Elle and Luca ride the train.
Hanging with Dad.
Still hanging out.
Visiting with Eamonn later at home.
We had a nice time with Aunt Suzanne during her visit. Unfortunately, today was bitter cold so we were unable to go outside for too long. Henry and I were able to show her Grand Central Terminal which she had only visited once before.
We compiled some highlights of her visit in the gallery below.
Suzanne and Henry at the 9/11 Memorial.
Henry at the 9/11 Memorial.
Suzanne eating the first of two cupcakes at Billy’s Bakery.
Many hatted man.
Suzanne and me at Grand Central Terminal.
Suzanne and Henry at Grand Central Terminal.
Aunt Suzanne feeds Henry part of her cupcake from Magnolia Bakery.
Henry and Suzanne doodle together.