Monday, August 24, 2009

16 Months Old

Our baby boy is going to be 16 months old tomorrow! I can hardly believe it...sniff, sniff. Wade and I never imagined we could love someone (aside from each other) this much...amazing how much Henry has changed our lives. We love you, Henry!

Birth Day

16 months minus a few days

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Henry and I have both been a bit under the weather these past few days...and cabin fever is beginning to set in. We have, however, sought plenty of fresh air in the front yard. The weather was too beautiful this weekend not to.

Henry has learned The Itsy Bitsy Spider and insists we sing it AT LEAST 700 times a day.

The itsy, bitsy spider...crawls up the water spout...

Off goes Henry to play in the street. This has become a game for Henry. He dashes to the street and watches as poor mom and dad panic and chase after him. Henry was given the choice yesterday to play in the yard or his pool. Unfortunately for Henry, the street wasn't an option and we had to go inside early. We'll try again tomorrow...

Double dog dare me? (He must get his stubbornness from daddy.)

Yea for sprinklers!

And hip, hip, hooray for pools!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

We've been busy!

This past month has flown time for blogging, hardly any time for pictures. However, I did manage to snap a few between our latest adventures...

Top Ten Latest Adventures:
1) Henry's first ear infection
2) Audrey's Pampa wedding
3) Henry started child care (otherwise known as daycare)
4) Henry started a different child care (details not blog appropriate)
5) The start of the fall semester at OSU (when things start to get crazy busy for me at work)
6) Henry visited the Stillwater Public Library, met a new friend (Morgan...hi, Morgan!) his first day, and checked out three books with his new library card
7) Henry learned how to sign a new word. He can sign "Please"! Such a polite little fella.
8) I was tested for H1N1 yesterday...test was negative...just a virus
9) I'm drawing a blank...must be the virus...make that our Top 8 Latest Adventures

Henry continues to grow like a weed, or better yet, our front yard, which is dire need of a mow. His hair is also growing and filling in...almost time for cut numero dos. In addition to hair and inches, Henry is also growing teeth. He's almost got a complete set of baby teeth now and likes to teeth on my forearms. Ouch! I explained to him that this is not a good way to make friends at his new school. So far, it's just me that he bites. How did I get so lucky? (insert sarcasm)

Henry LOVES to "talk" on daddy's old cell phone. If we're on the phone, so is Henry. He is Mr. Social.

Cheesing it up for the camera before school. Henry was super excited to try out a new sippy cup! Look, mom! No handles!!

One of Henry's favorite activities is bouncing on the bed. Suffice it to say, his favorite book right now is "Five Little Monkeys...Jumping on the Bed."

Another fun activity - climbing into the dishwasher. He opens, disassembles, and then climbs right in.

He learns something new EVERYDAY! By the time he's 18, our Henry is going to be a GENIUS! A few nights ago, Wade and I caught Henry turning his remote control car on and off...he has now located and figured out how to turn on ALL of his toys. Goodbye peace and QUIET.

Dressed and ready for school.

Hugs to Mr. Lamb before we leave for the day.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Castle Rock

Last month, Henry took his first flight to Castle Rock, Colorado to visit his cousin, Ricky, and his aunt and uncle, Carolina and Garland. Henry had a smashing time and enjoyed every moment of his trip. He was particularly fond of Ricky’s backyard and the Denver Zoo. Sorry, OKC, you can’t hold a candle to the bears in Denver.

At 6 AM on the way to Tulsa International. It was an hour before Henry’s wake time, but he was all smiles.

Stretching his legs upon arrival in Castle Rock

Look, Grandpa! Henry's on a point!

The Denver Zoo

Lions and tigers (and cheetahs) and bears, oh my!

Someone needs a manicure…

Carolina likes to buy Henry costumes…she surprised him with chicken and cowboy outfits while we were visiting. We’re saving the cowboy costume for Halloween.

Flippers, huh…I wonder if they’ll fit?

Ricky actually got paid to pose for this picture. I think it must have been the hat he was uncomfortable with…

Our last night in Castle Rock - Wade, Ricky, Garland and Sparky

Henry and Daddy

Good bye, CO