Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just a bit outside

Okay. So it's not quite baseball season. Which means it is still winter. And pretty cold outside.

So today, we only spent a bit of time outside. It's amazing how well Henry is scooting around on his Lion car thing. He loved doing it around the cul de sac (we actually only got about 1/2 way around before he was worn out). Moments like this make me love our cul de sac so much!

I apologize for the shakiness of the video. I was walking while trying to walk and film at the same time.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Little Gym w/ Brendan

Last weekend, Brendan invited Henry to play with him at the Little Gym. The Little Gym is a kid-central play place that has classes for all ages. The Brendan/Henry class includes parents. The boys had a great time (Brendan & Henry--although, I think Andrew and Bryan had just as much fun!) . I think we're going to have to take Henry back.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy 90th Birthday Granddaddy!

Happy, happy 90th birthday to my precious granddaddy! He finally caught up to his precious wife and enjoyed tremendous amounts of love and much-deserved celebration. Happy birthday, granddaddy! We love you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Heading down the stairs

Henry can now get up and DOWN the stairs without being carried. Happy Day for Mommy!! Here's the little guy showing off his new skills.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another action-packed weekend.

Aren't they all, these days? This one was especially nice. Saturday was Audrey's birthday. David, Linda, and Uncle Uncle Elly were here to help us celebrate and to love on Henry when Mom and Dad had their hands full, which was often, and allowed us to get out for a birthday date (birthdayte?) on Saturday night, but more on that later. It's easy to take for granted how nice it is to have the Dodsons so close.

Saturday morning I made a surprise breakfast-in-bed for the birthday girl. Turns out cooking isn't as scary as I've made it out to be. Bryan Strickland helped with some cooking tips and some a much needed pep-talk. There were only a few casualties (7 strips of bacon; note to all amateur cooks: 5 minutes in the microwave is too many for bacon.) It either turned out pretty good, or Audrey is a good faker. Happy Birthday, sweetheart!

Saturday for lunch, the Stricklands came over bearing a big Birthday cookie, and fried chicken from Wayside. There was also Spudnuts. We ate our faces off, loved having our dear friends over, and finally managed to get Tyler and Izzy in a picture or two.

Aud and I went to see The King's Speech at 4:00 (incredible! the hype is well-deserved) then had a nice dinner at ZINC on Main St. Risotto croquettes. I don't have any idea if I spelled that correctly. Doesn't matter. Delicious. Dinner and a movie, all within 1.25 miles of home. City living, y'all!

I don't remember what we did on Sunday. I remember poor li'l Henry feeling poorly. :( He's in the middle of his 6th bout of viral whatever-the-heck since starting day care. All of the doctors and our doctor-friends have told us that this was to be expected, but it's still hard. I just want Henry to feel good, and it's a helpless feeling when he gets sick so often. I guess there are worse things to be when you're feeling icky than surrounded by folks that love you. This kid is going to have the greatest immune system of all times.

Valentine's Day was a perfect Monday bookend to the celebratory weekend. The days are getting longer and warmer. Spring is coming. Henry is putting shapes into identically-shaped holes. Life is good!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Playing dress up

Momma had the idea to put Henry in her red vest. Our first dress-up time!

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Favorite Henry Thing

My new favorite thing Henry does:

For fun the other night and to give his little bum-bum a break, we got Henry ready for his bath several minutes before we ran the water. He didn't seem to notice much the unrestrictedness of his situation and continued on milling around, reading his books. That was until Andrew turned the water on in the tub. At that moment, his eyes got real big, a huge smile came across his face, and he ran--as fast as his little feet could take him--down the all into the bathroom. It was hysterical!

We will now never start a bath any other way. It is just so great!