We celebrated the Fourth of July holiday without ever really leaving the neighborhood. There were festivities downtown that included reenactors in Revolutionary period costume, several replica ships docked in the harbor (like Layfeyette’s Hermione) and, of course, fireworks. Henry also became an actual movie-goer, when we took him to watch “Inside Out” , his first movie in a theater. He enjoyed it even though it was a struggle for him to weigh his seat down.
Mark, Henry and I traveled uptown to Central Park for New Year’s Eve. I have always wanted to run the Annual Emerald Nuts Midnight Run that takes place on New Year’s Eve. This year seemed like a good time to add to the new adventures list: have a baby, run at midnight!
We met our friends, Cara, Aaron and their daughter, Sierra (plus a few of their friends) on the Upper West Side before the race and headed down to the start line a little before 12 a.m. Mark carried Henry in the Ergo carrier while I ran the race. There were fireworks which Henry took in stride and he mostly slept through the cold and loud music at the park.