Something came over us this morning, and we decided to rearrange all of our furniture. This included some light electrical work. I think we’ve accomplished enough for today.
How to describe tonight? Part supper club, part dinner theater, part Saturday Night Live. I needed to check out a venue for an upcoming business dinner, so Kristine and I made it the destination for our date night. The food was amazing. The concept was a themed dinner, to which one must buy tickets (tonight was Southern Shabbat). But nobody told us that 90% of the group would be made up of the wedding party for Jotham and Elizabeth. Imagine sitting at your table during dinner listening to several speeches by maids of honor and best men whom you don’t know. We weren’t totally put off by the whole affair. But we were left wondering what the wedding party thought about being joined by strangers during their rehearsal dinner. In any event, we wish Jotham and Elizabeth a wonderful life together. Mozel Tov.
The Fry Family Quartet needed a long weekend together after being apart for the better part of last week. What a gorgeous few days in NYC. Today we took the ferry to Governor’s Island, which is an old military base right off the South tip of Manhattan. We walked around, ate lunch, got too hot, enjoyed some ice cream and got back on the ferry.
On Sunday we drove north to the small town of Garrison, opposite West Point on the Hudson River, for a fun BBQ with friends from PS3.
I have no idea what we did on Saturday.
Yesterday Ruby presented Kristine with her latest manuscript, called The Littlest Cloud in the Land by Ruby – complete with illustrations and a page inside listing other well-known books by the author. Here is the full text:
The littlest cloud was named Cloudey. He was happy being the littlest in the land. Even the other clouds called him nice names. Like Cutie Pie. Then the littlest cloud decided to go on an adventure to visit a Rain Bow. He went up a hill to visit Rain Bow, and at the end of the Rain Bow… there was… TREASURE! Cloudey picked up the treasure, and in the middle of the treasure there was candy!
We couldn’t have asked for better weather on Mother’s Day in NYC. The temperature hit 80, which was almost too hot for a family still adjusting from Seattle weather. We started the day with a Fryman scramble at Fry Lodge. Ruby made the bouquet (pictured) for the table. Next, we headed to Central Park to check out the Japan Day celebration. We didn’t know what to expect exactly, but we did not anticipate the crowds – the park was more crowded than a Tokyo subway at rush hour. So, we took a pass on standing in hour-long lines to wait for gyoza and okonomiyaki, and headed to the Conservatory for hamburgers instead. Followed by ice cream, of course.
The most interesting part of the day was when Kristine and the kids were accosted by a young woman, who told them she was on a birthday challenge/scavenger hunt. One of her challenges was to hug 25 strangers. Kristine demurred.
Not a bad Mother’s Day overall. We love you, Kristine.
The Fry Family Quartet spent the afternoon at the PS3 Spring Fling, a fundraiser for Henry’s and Ruby’s school. We were joined by Ruby’s friend, Ruby W, and had a great time. There were bouncy houses, art rooms, penny-polishing lemon stands, cotton candy, and even a live high-school-aged band. Pretty impressed by their White Stripes cover. Our kids go to a great school.