Visit from Paw Paw Butch

Henry’s grandfather, Paw Paw Butch came in from New Orleans yesterday to visit and celebrate Henry’s birthday on Saturday and his own on Sunday. Today they rode the SeaGlass Carousel in Battery Park before taking the Staten Island Ferry and returning home to have pre-birthday bear cake (as specifically requested by Henry) and play some more.

Staten Island Ferry Ride

Recently, we watched a movie that showed the Statue of Liberty in the first scene and ever since Henry has been saying he wants to see the “Schachoo of Liberty”. I would point it out to him on our jogs last summer, but the view from the stroller is not quite the same as seeing it close up while riding the Staten Island Ferry. He was excited and kept saying we were riding a blue boat. He also enjoyed seeing the tugboats and barges passing by. His first time on the ferry was a few years ago and he was only seven months old.

Redheads Take Manhattan

Here are a few highlights of Ona and Kaylie’s visit. Unfortunately, I was unable to take a lot of pictures because I had Henry boy to tend to, but Mark made this video. I think they had a great time. I missed them a lot when they left. I always miss my family when they leave, so nice to have them around.