Thursday, January 22, 2009

Video montage

Because I haven't picked up the camera all week, and because I recently learned how to post videos, I thought it was high time to dig through the folders for some video highlights. Enjoy!

Age: 6 months
Activity: Henry loves to imitate...especially when it involves goofy faces or noises.

Age: 6 months
Activity: Don't ask why we taught him this...I think it was Daddy's idea.

Age: 7 months
Activity: Bath time splashing and our first cold. We took lots of warm baths during December while Henry battled his first (and only) cold. A warm soak and a squeeze or two of the nasal syringe became our bedtime ritual. That and the Vicks humidifier - a lifesaver.

So, this video apparently takes FOREVER to download, and I finally had to give up and go to work. I will try again later...check back tomorrow for bath time coverage.

Age: 7 months
Activity: Henry, telling me all about it.

Age: 8 months
Activity: Prunes. And you wonder why we strip Henry at dinner time?

(If you listen closely, you'll hear our dryer screeching in the background...the sound was awful...clearly, the dryer was kaput. We retired the washer and dryer on Sunday and replaced them w/ a Lowe's bargain. I've never enjoyed laundry so much! And thank you Carissa and Michael...the old $50 pair we stole from your back porch five years ago have been good to us.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Who'd have thought...

...just two years ago as Wade and I were walking down the aisle that we'd be blessed so soon with Henry. Well, other than Grandmother Happy, who I'm told swore at our wedding "it was only a matter of time" until we would be expecting numero uno.

I couldn't help myself. Henry's absolute favorite animal is his brown pony Grandma got him in KC. I had searched high and low for another animal like it, and just when I thought my luck had run dry, I spotted the last toy (a giraffe) in a local Stillwater boutique. According to the store owner, this is the number one brand in Europe (Henry must have good taste...after his mom of course.) As you can clearly see from his grin, the giraffe was a hit.

Red wagon circles around the living room while a cold front blew through Stillwater

Every where we go the ladies love to comment on Henry's long eye lashes. And I'd like to know why God chooses to frequently bless men with this trait?!? What about the gals, God? I also read in my weekly newsletter that Henry's eyes are most likely their permanent color now - dark blue/gray. Thanks for passing along, Grandpa.

One of Henry's favorite foods is prunes. Yikes! And you think his face is messy...

We laugh now...12 hours later it's a different story.

Henry loves his blocks - thanks Mamaw and Papaw!

Prunes aren't the only vegetable Henry enjoys. He likes all his veggies, even peas! Dad is still trying to grasp how this is possible.

Don't forget, Lallie Beth - prom dates 2024


Nothing beats 60 degree plus weather in January. We decided to take advantage of the nice day and make camp (after a ride in the wagon, of course) in the front yard. We enjoyed so much sunshine I was worried Henry's bald head might actually get sunburned, so we opted for a cap for coverage.

Have I mentioned Henry learned to clap last week? His favorite song is "If You're Happy and You Know It". He also has a new tooth. That makes three on bottom and a snaggle tooth on top.