More highlights from Henry’s and my trip to Wyoming are seen in this photo gallery. Henry was able to visit most people in my family and everyone really enjoyed seeing him again, especially since he got really sick last time we visited (before he was one year’s old).
“Welcome to Laramie!”
Giggling by the tree
Harsh conditions require hoods.
Tractor ride with grandpa
First four wheel with Grandpa.
Mae, Aunt Juj, Henry and I in tire
Grandpa, Mae, and Henry
Helping to wrap elk meat
Saturday morning cousins
Henry and dog
Through the slide
Kathy, Henry and Terra
Kathy, Terra, Aunt Juj, Mae, Henry and me
Grandma Mimi with grandkids.
“What is wrong with Henry?”
Feeding the birds with Gram.
Henry paints a ceramic snowman.
Gram reads to Henry and Mae.
Henry (Cousin)’s namesake and great-grandfather, Henry Taillac was born 100 years ago today. Unfortunately he did not live to see his hundredth birthday, however his wife Virgie will celebrate her 96th on August 30th.
Virgie and Henry on August 25, 2002…
…celebrating their 84th and 88th birthdays together.
Today Henry was introduced to his Great-grandmother Virgie. Virgie is my grandfather Henry‘s widow and she just celebrated her 95th birthday last week. We were joined by Aunt Cheryl and cousin Shannon and we had lunch and later snowballs from Sal’s for dessert.
Henry is introduced to his Great-grandma Virgie.
Great-grandma Virgie feeds Henry a bite of her snowball.
Henry “writes” on Virgie’s whiteboard.
Gathering around Great-grandma Virgie for a group photo.
Thursday night was Ona and Gram’s last night here, so we took them out for a nice dinner. I always have a hard time seeing my family go. It was nice for Ona and Gram to spend time with Henry and get to know him. He really loved having them here and so did I. Photo credits to Mona Jane Gordon too. Until next time…
New York’s weather has been beautiful while Gram and Ona are here this week. Last night we took a nice evening walk and stopped in the park.
Buddies: Henry and Ona.
Lifting my Henry boy.
Ona, Henry and Gram have become close this week.
Gram and Henry at Takahachi Bakery.
As previously noted, Henry really enjoys chocolate ice cream. Today Gram treated him.
Today we had company for our weekend walk. Gram and Ona came along on a meandering walk from Tribeca to the West Village and back again. Stops included Washington Market Park for fun at the playground, Jacques Torres for chocolate, Housing Works thrift store for bargains (including Henry’s first baseball: $1), Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes and the Hudson Diner for lunch.
Taking a shortcut through Staple Street alley.
Ford GT40 Gulf / Mirage Racing Car parked on Hudson St. Kinda like seeing a life-sized Matchbox car parked in the neighborhood.
Abandoned platform heel on Hudson St. in Tribeca (dedicated to Trix).
Having a snack at Jacques Torres Chocolate.
We got Henry a baseball at a local thrift store.
Interacting with one of the bakers through the window at Magnolia Bakery.
Lunch at Hudson Diner.
Resting on Greenwich Street on the way home.
Peeking through a portal at the playground.
My au pairs for the week have arrived. Gram and Ona arrived yesterday. Our daycare is closed for the next two weeks, so they are here to watch Henry for the first week of the closing. I am happy to have them here not only to watch Henry, but also to spend some time with them.
Tasting a Shackburger.
Dinner at the local Shakeshack.
North Cove Marina
Today we took a long walk through Brooklyn because Gram had never had a chance to see Brooklyn Heights or the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Although thoroughly exhausted, we had a great day.
Henry eats some turkey at the playground.
Ona standing anytime she wants.
Gram and Ona in front of the Manhattan skyline.
Ona and Gram sit on a brownstone stoop in Brooklyn Heights.
Gram defiantly takes a stand too.
Ona and Henry on the slide.
Henry Clyde by the slide.
Henry is feeling much better. I still regret that he couldn’t mingle more with everyone on Saturday, but very glad he got to meet everyone and experience a little bit of my home state. One thing I have discovered in my many years in New York is that the west is always in my heart. I look forward to Henry getting older and being able to truly enjoy all the beauty of Wyoming (in the summer of course, the winters are a bit long).
Most of the photos in the gallery show Henry with family members and the video shows his progress as he learns to crawl. It was nice for Henry to have all the space of my grandmother’s floor to really move vs. our small apartment floor where he is unable to go very far without running into something.
Julie, Henry and Mae waiting for mom to retrieve her luggage at the Denver airport.
Mae gets affectionate towards Henry. Mae often rubbed Henry’s head and tried to hug him.
Henry and Mae take a bath together on Friday. Baby bath pictures are always so cute.
Henry swings on my grandma’s swing set.
Henry and cousin Mae play together.
Henry with Gram.
Henry finally joins the party and meets his Great Uncle Ted.
Henry with Grandma Kathy. Kathy and Terra were able to come to the party and meet Henry.
Cousin Ona, Cousin Mae, Cousin Kaylie, and Grandma Mimi with Henry.
Henry plays with his new toy from Shelley and William. Shelley is Julie’s best friend of many years.
Henry stands in the sheep wagon that sits in my grandma’s yard.
Henry on the bed in the sheep wagon.
Henry outside the sheep wagon.
Henry and me with Aunt Juj, Cousin Mae, Gram, Grandma Mimi, Cousin Ona, Cousin Kaylie, and Cousin Abigail.