Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Henry's 6 Month Appointment

Sweet Henry had his 6-month well visit at the doctor's yesterday. He is doing fantastic. He is now 27" long (75th percentile) and 18.2 pounds (50th percentile). So even in light of those tummy-tastic swimming photos, Henry is actually a long, lean machine. Who knew?!

Henry is doing all of the things he should be--sitting without any support, allowing us to hold his hands while he pulls himself up to standing, and really getting his groove on in eating rice cereal. He has turned into quite the cereal eater. So, now we're on to more exciting things like apples and sweet potatos. (Stay tuned! Oooooh, such exciting blog content!)

He had to have 1 oral vaccination and 3 shots. He fussed ever-so-briefly and recovered quickly, snuggling for extra comfort in daddy's arms. In fact, he was so snug in Andrew's arms, he wouldn't let Andrew put him in the stroller to check out. Who can blame him, right?

As an aside, I was getting a few things ready for Gwen's 2nd birthday party this weekend and it dawned on me that Gwen's 1st birthday party was one of the first posts I wrote on this blog. And sure enough, we have been doing this for over a year now! We missed our big anniversary that was on June 12. One full year of blogging under our belt. Thank you for keeping up with us!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fun times at the Dodson's

Yesterday, we hopped on over to Richmond to hang out with Greg, Krista and the girls. Krista is doing great! She's actually feeling better than she had and we are all eagerly awaiting Baby Boy Dodson's arrival. We are down to the last few weeks.

Henry took his first swing on the swings and loved it. (Honestly, is there anything he isn't a fan of doing?!)

In between the swinging and the splashing (see below), H took a quick nap. He actually broke-in Baby Boy Dodson's new pac-n-play.

Greg filled up the baby pool and the babies had a blast! The big girls (the girls had some friends over, too) would jump in and then run around the yard. Gwenny and Henry pretty much stayed in the water just splashing around.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

6 Months Old!

On Tuesday, Henry celebrated his 6-month birthday. We celebrated the day with my dearest friend and college roommate, Kristen. She and her mom and two girls were visiting from South Carolina. My mom came up to join the party, too. We had a BLAST!! I can't tell you how wonderful it was to hang out and catch up. I miss my SC girlfriends so much!

We celebrated the big day by returning to our friends' pool. What fun! Henry just LOVES the pool!

We missed the husbands but had a great time.

I'm waiting for a pic from Kristen of the two of us with our babies. It feels like yesterday that we were 18 and met on move-in day our first year at Furman. Kristen--boy have we come a long way! Love you, my friend!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Henry's first "solid" food

Again, we're working backwards. Here are a couple of videos of Henry's first taste of real food. This was May 23.

Memorial Day Weekend

These posts are a bit out of order. Last night was our first dip in the pool at our dear friends Mike & Barb's house. And those pics were just so cute I had to put them up right away.

These pics and videos are from Memorial Day weekend.

The Saturday night of the weekend, we spent relaxing with friends at a picnic on the Lawn.

Memorial Day party at the Stricklands.

Henry and cousin Gwen.

The National Anthem before the cornhole tournament.

Hawkins and Andrew won the tournament again this year!

Below, watch what happens when Gwen hugs Henry and then lets him go. Ha! And apparently, she isn't a big fan of his screeching. She's trying to shush him. So cute!

Henry's First Swim