Thursday, July 30, 2009

4th of July - Part 3 (of 3)

Henry’s first carousel at the OKC Zoo

He rode the bear…Grrr…

Does this face scream “IT’S HOT”, or what?!

We sought refuge in the bamboo

Henry and friends on safari

It was a matter of seconds from the time his head hit the pillow that Henry was fast asleep and snoring louder than Daddy.

After some refreshing eats at the Cheesecake Factory and another nap on the way home, Henry went to visit Stephanie and got his first hair cut.
I might add that Henry’s hair cut may have been a bit premature, but was necessary after I failed miserably at trimming his side burns. Henry had some longer hair growing out and over his ears (very attractive) and in an attempt to sharpen his image, I whacked a zigzag on the side of his head. It was, however, confirmed that not now, nor will I ever have a future in cosmetology.

Back at home, I spotted Henry in my pool hat…wondering if he might be embarrassed and rethinking his hair cut???

Fourth of July morning we were off…on our way to celebrate Independence Day with family in B-well. Henry was cheesing it up in the back seat.

Henry, where’s your nose?

Found it!

Two minutes after finding his nose…

Poolside at Grandma’s

Laughing with Grandma

Sporting his new backpack from Aunt Susan (Su Su)…a belated Christmas gift. Happy Christmas in July!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

4th of July - Part 2 (of 3)

One of our 4th of July highlights was seeing my friend, Brooke, who came all the way from Montana with her baby girl, Matine. It was the first time I was able to meet Matine (I've been admiring pictures of her since May), and the first time Brooke was able to meet Henry and Wade. Everyone hit it off...naturally. Matine is just as precious as I had imagined...she looks just like her mom. She's gorgeous.

Miss Blue Eyes Matine

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

4th of July – Part 1 (of 3)

The Shaw family kicked off the Independence Day holiday on Friday with a trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo. I had the day off (thank you OSU Foundation), and Wade gave himself the day off…must be nice. We arrived promptly at 9:00 to try and avoid as much heat as possible. By 11:00 we were dripping with sun screen and sweat. But two hours was plenty of time to squeeze in Henry’s first carousel, watch the sea lions swim, feed the ducks, and watch the gorillas beat their chests. Henry was very amused.

After we returned from the zoo and our body temperatures returned to their normal range, Henry had his first hair cut with Stephanie. His hair is SO short! Think buzz, plus half an inch... He doesn’t look like a baby anymore. I actually teared up as we were leaving. But then it was off to find a pair of magic sandals to hold his chubby size 5 feet.

Stay tuned for pictures from the zoo…they’re saved on camera #2 and have yet to be downloaded.

Saturday morning we began the day celebrating Esther’s birthday in Glencoe. Then we were off for a full day of festivities in Blackwell with the Riseling clan. Larry and Susan (and three of their four kiddos) came from Dumas, TX…it had been ages since we’d last seen Craig and Madison.

Double the cousin, double the fun. We’ve been blessed with four double cousins – Craig, Madison, Mollie and Reid (my mom’s brother, Larry, married my dad’s sister, Susan)…it’s okay, I promise.

After lunch at Grandma and Grandpa’s, Aunt Ann took Henry for a dip and his first experience in a big boy pool.

Color shown to scale. Somehow my sister got the ultimate indian skin...lucky dog.

After Henry recovered from the pool and had a much needed nap, we spent time with Grandpa’s six puppies. Henry loved on the puppies, and the puppies loved on him.

I love you Aunt Ann!

Here puppy, puppy, puppy

Genetics gone wrong

I also snagged a few pictures of the doubles – Craig, Madison and Reid…we missed you, Mollie!

Sunset on the 4th

Bottle Rockets!

You can’t celebrate the 4th without sparklers!

Preparing for Uncle Larry's fireworks extravaganza!