We flew to New Orleans today where we’ll celebrate Henry’s actual birthday later in the week but today we celebrated his cousin, Rachael’s 21st.
JFK to MSY. Henry was a well-behaved traveller.
Stacking rings with cousin Shannon and Aunt Cheryl.
Meeting Uncle Chris
Barú Bistro on Magazine Street.
Celebrating with his cousin, Rachael, today’s birthday-girl.
Playing with PawPaw Butch.
Three birthday milestones in the family this week: Butch (75th), Rachael (21st) and Henry (1st).
Mark, Henry and I went to another picnic in the Sheep Meadow in Central Park on Saturday. Aaron, Cara-Lynn, and Sierra Deutsch hosted. The weather has been reasonable compared to the heat wave of the previous week, so it was nice to be able to be outside and socialize.
Henry crawled away from the group and Sierra brought him a plate to play with.
Henry learns to take a joke as Sierra sprinkles grass on his head.
Sierra runs back to the group after giving Henry the plate.
Aaron mixes up fresh guacamole.
Gavin and Henry work on their golf game.
Mimi in the park.
Subway maintenance almost every weekend means long waits in hot subway stations.
Visitors to this site may notice that it’s been about a week since the previous post. That’s because Henry and I flew to Wyoming last Wednesday. It was Henry’s first overnight trip and his first time meeting the majority of my family. My grandma organized a nice welcome dinner on Saturday so everyone could meet him. Unfortunately Henry spent most of the time fighting the sniffles and what appeared to be either allergies or a small cold. He didn’t get to spend too much time with the family, but there are a few snapshots of him trying to join the party.
We got home late Tuesday night. I will post more photos tomorrow. It was a long day of driving and flying. Henry did fine on both flights, but got pretty restless towards the end and I could tell he was pretty excited to be back with his dad, not that he didn’t love meeting his family in Wyoming. Time for bed.
Henry and me after landing in Denver. Henry did very well on his first plane ride. The two women sitting next to me said they were on their way to Laramie too. They were from Brooklyn and the daughter took this photo.
Henry and Mae see each other at the airport. Mae is always smiling.
Mae smiles at Henry.
Henry’s first time being strapped into a car seat. He did not like it very much.