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.
Summertime and the living is easy. Some photos and video from a week in the life of Henry.
Henry and dad hug.
Watching the sword fight.
The fountain at Washington Square Park.
Inigo: I admit it: you are better than I am!
Man in Black: Then why are you smiling?
Inigo: Because I know something you don’t know.
Man in Black: And what is that?
Inigo: I am not left handed!
— The Princess Bride
We had an eventful Saturday. I ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon first thing. I came home to get my boys and we went to the 20th Annual Taste of Tribeca. This was our sixth time attending the food festival and since Henry never stops moving, it is a little harder to sit and enjoy and the food. We were still able to enjoy a nice sampling of many local restaurants.
After attending the food festival, we headed to SoHo for a birthday party for a friend, Evan, at the Scholastic store. Afterwards, we enjoyed a few beers with the Studleys. Henry and Hudson shared some quality time running around and yelling at one another. Luckily, it was a quiet Saturday afternoon at the bar and the bartenders were very accommodating.
Taste of Tribeca 2014
Henry meets a dog (also named Henry).
Eyeing lava cake at Duane Park Patisserie.
Post-cake smile at Duane Park Patisserie.
Birthday-boy, Evan and Henry mount a defense.
Hudson and Henry share a booth at The Brooklyneer.
Ordering beers at the bar.