Thea has her own way of playing Candyland. To the left, is the look I got when I suggested starting our pieces at the beginning of the game. And what’s possibly better than WINNING the game?! It’s getting the ice cream cone card, of course!
We spent a lot of time playing with the balloons left over from our early New Years Eve…
And we went to City Island for the annual Penguin Plunge, where hundreds of people take a quick dip in the icy river to ring in the New Year at noon. Jason was part of the River Rescue crew working safety in the water.
I’d warned Thea that, since the event was a charity event to benefit the Humane Society, there would be lots of dogs there.
She wasn’t happy, but Finn was THRILLED. He met Rocco, the three-legged pit bull who is one of the Humane Society’s featured residents.
Our good friend, Erin, took the plunge, and we spent time laughing with her and her sister, Cori.
We saw our good friend, David, who was there taking photos of the event for the Humane Society. He and Finn became great pals.
After saying goodbye to our friends, we spent some time on the playground that’s near the sandy beach on City Island.
We said goodbye to Jason, as he was leaving the island, to head back to River Rescue for the post-event equipment cleanup.
We drove to Nonna’s and Baba’s house for a wonderful New Year’s meal. We got to talking about Thea’s namesakes, and Nonna showed her pictures of the Theodoras who have lived before her (Baba’s mother and her mother, Mama Dora).
And we went for a short walk, chasing Finn and Thea around on Fox Hill Road.
Happy New Year!