Henry had a full weekend. On Saturday, we went to New Jersey to a gender reveal party at the Lindner’s. They found out their third baby will be a boy. They already have two girls.
Sunday afternoon we went to a birthday party for our neighbor/Henry’s friend, Sebastian, who turned 3. It was a great party at The Little Gym and Henry had lots of fun, jumping, running, and falling.
We attended Henry’s graduation at SoHo Child Care yesterday. Maryellen gave each child a cape and hat as they marched to “Pomp and Circumstance”. We were happy to watch him in what was the first of many graduation ceremonies.
It is amazing to see how far Henry has come since starting daycare in 2013. Maryellen, Martha, Sophia and his friends there have become like family. As always, we are very thankful for all the ladies for everything they do for Henry and all the children at SoHo. Henry will continue to attend for post-graduate studies until December.
We were invited to a superhero themed birthday party in Central Park on Sunday for a family friend’s son, Evan. This was right up Henry’s alley as he, like many boys his age, is currently very interested in superheroes and all the powers they possess. There was also an amazing marble slide at the Billy Johnson Playground within the park.
Adelina, a friend from from Henry’s daycare had a birthday party today. Her mom runs an educational workshop, called the Robot Foundry where kids can build robots. Henry had a great time.
We returned to the annual neighborhood Pumpkin Patch Party. Some readers may recall that Henry dressed as a wolf last year. This year he attended in a Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur costume before changing for comfort and to allow for face-painting. Luckily Henry didn’t have to choose between his preference for Elmo or Spiderman since his face-painter cleverly combined both into a Spider-Elmo design.
Henry had his final celebration for his second birthday at daycare today. Maryellen has a party for each child on or around their birthday including, bubbles, candles, and balloons in whatever color is chosen by the child. Henry chose orange, blue and well, whatever color was closest to him, so Maryellen used a variety of colors. Readers may recall that Henry was just learning to walk last year at this time and began taking consistent steps without falling at his daycare party last year. I was lucky enough to be there and see it.
Henry’s big celebration for his 2nd birthday took place at Washington Market Park today. Many of his friends from daycare and other walks of life attended. Mark and I felt it was a success. Henry wore himself out eating watermelon, running around shirtless, yelling and opening gifts once we returned home.