With plenty of wet snow and temperatures in the 40’s, conditions were optimal for Henry to achieve his lifelong dream of building a snowman today in Washington Market Park.
A first snowman for Henry and Dad.
Putting on the finishing touches.
Balancing on a snow ramp.
Hanging out at the gazebo with Aaro.
Gabe, Aaro and Henry (showing his plumber’s crack) build train tracks in his room.
Rehearsal — Gabe on saxophone; Henry on kazoo.
Henry ran into Sebastian from down the hall at Washington Market Park today. Sebastian is a few months older than Henry and other than some brief games in the hall, the two don’t often have a chance to play together. It was nice for them to run around in a bigger space.
Sebastian and Henry
Running through the garden together.
Henry and I saw our neighbor, Fred on the way to the park yesterday and the two kicked the ball around for a bit. Fred calls Henry the “Mayor of the 9th Floor” because Henry is often in the hall (we live on the 9th floor) running and yelling.
Fred and Henry
Fred and Henry kickin’ around
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).
The boys eat birthday cake.
Playing with a train set received from our neighbors Fred and Laura.
Henry had a laid back Tuesday with a visit from our neighbor, Gabe and two trips to the sprinklers. He has enjoyed playing with the new dump trucks Aunt Juj and Cousin Mae sent to us over the weekend.
Gabe reads to Henry.
Henry plays with his new toys after a trip through the sprinklers.
Toes and toys
Because of the heavy snowfall, Henry spent most of the day inside our apartment. When I got home from work we went into the hallway for a little playtime. Soon after, Henry’s yells alerted the boys down the hall, Jake and Gabe, who are always up to play ball. After a while pretty much every kid on our floor was playing together in the hall.