We had a pretty fabulous weekend. It was Michael's birthday and we spent the weekend frolicking around Manhattan. Michael is such an amazing dad - he's attentive, loving and always has Hannah in fits of laughter. He even makes washing up after one of his yummy meals fun. I'm pretty sure Hannah's determination and fierce independence comes from her Dad.
We celebrated Michael's birthday by brining the greater outdoors to the urban jungle. We spent some time at The City Tree House, a hidden playroom that is centered around a treehouse. In the tree house there was a hidden cave illuminated with stars that Hannah wasn't too sure about until two older kids went in. There was also a small water flume where Hannah enjoyed splashing around with balls in the cool water. After the tree house, we walked along the The High Line, an elevated park in Chelsea, and enjoyed the unique city views. Summer seems to be a great time to visit as the lush plants and trees was a cool juxtaposition against the city backdrop. Hannah really enjoyed taking off her shoes and splashing along a shallow stream of water gushing along the sidewalk.
Of course, it wouldn't be a birthday without lots and lots of good meals. After the long walk, we went and got our BBQ on at Blue Smoke in Battery Park City. It's a great restaurant for kids. They gave Hannah an adorable pig-shaped piece of cookie dough that she could sprinkle herself and they would bake for her to eat for dessert. The next morning Michael made Hannah a special "H" pancake and it was delicious.
Happy birthday to you Daddy! I love you so much!!!