Weekend Roundup

Fall is a busy season for cultural events in the city and Henry is at a fun age to start attending some of them. Photoville is an ongoing photography exhibit with gallery space inside shipping containers on the Brooklyn waterfront.

Let’s be honest though, Henry would much rather climb on playground equipment than look at a photos. Attending cultural events is mainly for parents to enjoy an adult activity and if we can possibly spark some interest from Henry, it’s an added bonus. It is nice when the two combine a little bit as in the Sesame Street exhibit (see previous post).

On another note, while walking home from the playground on Sunday, we passed by the firehouse (FDNY Tower Ladder 1/Engine 7) in our neighborhood. We just happened to turn Henry in the direction of the firetrucks, and an incredibly nice (and handsome too) firefighter, Patrick invited us into the firehouse for closer look at the firetrucks. Henry was very excited and it really made me appreciate all the firefighters of New York City.

Camera Curious

Family members who’ve visited this site have mentioned how much they enjoy seeing videos of Henry and we’ll try to post more. One of the challenges of getting good photos in general and video in particular is catching him unaware. As these photos show, sometimes the closer the camera gets, the less expressive he becomes. He’s not exactly camera shy, more like camera curious. Like when he notices the camera, he wants to know the aperture setting and shutter speed.