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.
Henry practices catching snowflakes on his tongue during a walk home.
The hobby of the day was painting on big paper. Henry likes watching his dad paint and working independently too. He is lucky his dad is an artist and paints pictures that seem to resemble what they really are, whereas about the best I can do is a heart and some nice words.
The historic blizzard of ’15 fizzled out anticlimactically (for NYC) but it gave us a day at home together and left enough snow on the ground for snowball fights.
Not much snow had accumulated on the ground yet but it was coming down as Henry and I made our way home.
Walking home through the snowfall.
Icicles form on the steps.
Today was a cold, wet one with a mixture of snow and rain falling throughout, so we spent some time at the local library.
Henry, Ona, and I had another relatively low-key day walking in the neighborhood, visiting the library, napping, and dinner at Shake Shack (Ona’s favorite burgers). Henry also received his Valentine’s Day card from his Paw Paw today, to which he exclaimed a heartfelt “ohhhhhh” (picture below).
We will be sad to see our Ona leave tomorrow. She will be heading off to college in the fall, so this visit seemed more special.
Henry plays with the ice balls near the Winter Garden.
Henry and Ona chase a pigeon through the snow.
Henry receives his Valentine’s Day card from his Paw-Paw.
Today we got a lot of slushy snow so I worked from home. Later we celebrated Jacqui’s birthday with a rare dinner out at a restaurant together thanks to our friend, Mimi babysitting Henry for the night.
Looking out the window at the slush.
Henry sensing that we’re departing soon for dinner.