Sunday, September 25, 2011

Football Five

This week was the first time we had all 5 cousins at the football game.

We did awesome, if you ask me!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering September 11th

This afternoon, we gathered in downtown Charlottesville to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. All week, folks in C'ville have been preparing for the event. An American flag flew from very light post on Main Street, from the Corner to the downtown mall and continuing down the mall. It truly looked like small town USA. I cried the first time I saw it late on Thursday afternoon.

Today, the entire downtown mall was lined with service vehicles parked one behind the other. The pinnacle of these trucks, ambulances, etc., were a pair of ladder trucks raising a gigantic American flag.


Just beneath flag was a large piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers resting on a flatbed truck. The steel will permanently be displayed at a local fire station.
Henry was such a great sport. He very much enjoyed the music.





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Just before we climbed into the car to head home, Henry grabbed the flags and wanted to do one more hur-rah!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

We had a fabulous three-day weekend featuring Wahoo football, Dodson 'Crabfest', and a whole lot of outside time. We hit the pool this morning for the last time this summer. Henry has come a long way where water is concerned:


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Here's Henry practicing his ABCs, with a little feline "help."


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Friday, September 2, 2011

2 kinds of birds.

Henry had broadened his perspective of birds.

Before now, when the little man saw any kind of bird (and I mean, ANY kind--a penguin, a turkey, a robin), Henry would proudly say "tweet tweet!"

This went on for quite some time. We tried to teach him that ducks say "quack." But no. It was "tweet tweet!"

But lo and behold, Henry has now learned what another type of feathered friend says.

When he sees photo of a larger-ish bird--a crow, a turkey, a rooster, out comes "loodle loodle loooo!"

So precious.