We are filling up the last few weekends of summer with plenty of activities. Friday evening, Henry was reunited with a few of his daycare friends at a picnic in Battery City Park. It was nice to see Wren, Sigourney and Aubrey (with parents) for some play time. We hope to continue the reunions semi-regularly as more of the families from daycare return from summer trips and other obligations.
Saturday, we went across the river to Eamonn and Emily’s neighborhood in Jersey City for La Festa Italiana. This is an annual event that raises money for the Holy Rosary Church. It is much like a street fair/carnival with better, more authentic Italian food, cheap wine with peaches and gambling involved. Henry had fun hanging out with the grownups and winning an alien from a baseball throw.
Playing with Aubrey.
Swordsman in a castle.
Friends and parents from daycare.
He won the alien.
The sun beating down on the festival.
Bounce house close-up.
Miranda tries the bull.
Emily almost tries the bull.
Dad throws the ball.
Henry gets his turn to throw the ball.
Henry started an eight week soccer program today. Mark and I tried to corral him several times back into the drills, but he wasn’t really focused on the actual soccer ball or the structure of the class. He was more interested in running all over the gym and jumping up and down. Hopefully, he will learn to be more focused as the program continues. Either way, we are happy he will have an outlet for his never-ending energy — at least on Saturdays.
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.
Welcome to Chinatown
Bite of noodles.
Dinner at Noodle Village.
Morning with dad.
Watching The Royal Tenenbaums on mom’s lap.
Henry and I played a little soccer with Gabriel, one of our neighbors from down the hall: