Henry had a play date with his friend Stella. The pair seems to enjoy reading and can often be seen sitting together, flipping through books. Of course, being two-year-olds, they can also be seen screaming and laughing at each other. Other than a big bump on Stella’s head from an accidental fall (not shown in photos), the play date went very well.
Henry and Stella look at books together.
Henry and Stella crack each other up.
Henry may be under the impression that this is the story of “Scratch,” the cartoon bull on the cover.
We took a short walk to Pier 25 where the LILAC Steamship is docked and for a limited time is host to a floating library.
Reading at the stern
Floating Library aboard the Lilac
Nautical chart of New York Harbor
Ship to shore radio
Ship to boat code signals
Climbing to the deck
Drawing in the galley
Henry at the helm:
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
Another freezing day in New York meant we were not able to do too much. Ona got a haircut and the two of us were able to have a nice lunch together while Mark watched Henry. We all spent a bit of time at Barnes and Noble so Henry could roam and read and then I made dinner. Nothing to write home about, but nice to be together for the day.
Corner of Greenwich and Murray.
Browsing books at Barnes & Noble.
On the lobby bench with cousin Ona.
Checking to ensure the kitchen’s up to code.
Henry received an early Christmas gift yesterday, a bean bag chair for sitting in while he reads. We had him posing on the bean bag, but at some point we hope he sits in it on his own. Currently he resides on my lap most of the time. This doesn’t bother me as I know someday he will not want to hang out with either of his parents much.