Cookie Walk ’14

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.

Dinner and a Movie

Henry and his cousin Mae really hit it off the first night of our visit. They hugged, bathed, and ate together. When Mae was not around Henry often repeated “Where is a Mae?, Where is a Mae?” and “I miss Mae, I miss Mae.” Minus a few episodes of yelling “No!” and “Mine!”, they had a fun time together.

Dinner (grilled cheese?)…

Dinner (grilled cheese sandwiches)…

…and a movie (Curious George)

…and a movie (Curious George)

Celebrating Two Years

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).

Easter Sunday

We visited Eamonn and Emily’s new apartment in Jersey City for Easter Sunday. Eamonn’s brother Colm brought their parents who are visiting from Minnesota. We joined them for Easter dinner along with our mutual friend Jessica Ho. Henry provided great entertainment and had us all singing (see video) with him during the wonderful meal that Emily put together. Henry enjoyed lots of ham and running up and down the apartment’s long hallway.