Henry and I stopped at the Mmuseumm in August. He has been talking about it several times since so we decided to take a leisurely stroll and stop in again today. It is a really interesting tiny museum that sits inside an old freight elevator that opens to Cortlandt Alley. The ally itself is used as a set for many movie and photo shoots. Years ago I walked by the area on my way to work every day and sometimes stopped to try to figure out what movie was being filmed and spotted a few celebrities too.
Washington Market Park shows a few movies outdoors at the end of September and last week Henry and I went to see The Princess Bride. Henry really liked Andre the Giant. Mark was able to join us for The Karate Kid this week. It is a nice, free event in our neighborhood.
Henry and I have been filling our time together with a variety of activities (many free) in the last few weeks. It has been a tough transition for both of us since he no longer goes to daycare. I try to round up plenty of playdates and activities for us while working from home for part of the day. We both treasure this time together because come December, my attention will definitely be divided and it will be a big change for him.
Meeting dad after a playdate.
“Stop Making Sense” by the water.
Spiders at the Natural History Museum.
Henry’s favorite “Bird Eater.”
Getting ready for the pool at Vesuvio Park.
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 sandwiches)…
…and a movie (Curious George)
Henry had a relatively fun, wintery Saturday. Our neighbor, Gabriel from down the hall came over and watched a movie, and then we played in the hall (again). It is nice to have such great neighbors and all the older boys are very sweet to Henry, in an older brother way. “Aunt” Mimi came over to eat pizza later in the evening.
Henry looks out the window in his room.
Henry has fun in the bath.
Henry and Gabriel watch a movie.
Mimi plays with Henry.
Video evidence that we’re either awesome parents or awful parents. Can’t decide which.
Could be worse, at least it’s not A Clockwork Orange.