Wednesday, December 18, 2013
What a scary way to look at turning 8! But, ready or not I've got a boy racing through life. He woke up his usual cheerful self, dressed in his favorite outfit, emptied the dishwasher and ran in to ask me if he could open a present and have a special birthday breakfast. Thankfully, his present from Grandpa and Grandma Idaho was waiting for him...and Erector Set--so cool! He loves it. So does his Dad. They (dad especially) just finished playing with it for a good long while. It will stretch his brain--I can tell.
A birthday bike. I wish we had video of when he walked in the room and saw the bike. He fell to the ground and screamed in excitement.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thanksgiving morning we packed up and headed to Coeur d'Alene to this delicious morsel's house.
The kids made their thankful lists in the car this year and I meant to take a picture of them to post....those lists might have gotten thrown away when the car was cleaned out after we returned home. I'll be real sad if they did, because I love being able to look back at all the thankful lists as the years go by. Hopefully I can find them and get them documented!
Thanks to Grandpa Mac, Aunt Marianne, Aunt Lynn and Uncle Ted, Grandma Froese, Grandpa and Grandma Idaho, Uncle Jacob and Aunt Emily and Oliver and Grandpa and Grandma Tractor for all the hospitality and fun times!!!!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Look at me, all blogging Henry's age progression and stuff : ) And only 4 days late this time. Yep--he passed the three month marker last Saturday! He's so grown up these days.
He's lost most of his baby hair--just the one tuft of his mohawk remains. He lost his neck as well--but we know it's in there somewhere. He is following his big brother's growth patterns exactly so far. He is also following in the social patterns of his older siblings. He wants to look at people, talk to people and be held by people all day long. Sitting in a bouncer seat or laying on a floor gym doesn't keep him happy for very long. And being put in a car seat is the ultimate insult in Henry's book.
He recognizes Daddy, Mommy, Ezra, Caroline and Nora's voices and turns towards each of us when he hears us. He is very ticklish and giggles until he gets the hiccups when we do tickle him.
My boy still has slate blue eyes--but I'm not holding my breath that they'll stay. Ezra's took quite a long time to go brown. Not that I have anything against brown eyes, it's just that his slate blue is so pretty! The one area this kid is different than the ones who have come before him is at night. He sleeps. It often takes me a while to get him to sleep--but he'll give me a nice long chunk most of the time. Bless his little heart. I think that deep within he realizes that I am just. on. the. brink. of a mental break down : ) His long sleeps are saving the lives of his big brother and sisters.
I call him squishy face for obvious reasons. That squishy face feels so nice all pressed up against mine. He knows how to handle endless kisses--even seems to like them. Big sister Caroline is "teaching him to talk". She focuses on "a" "agooo" and "oh" for now. Their teacher-student sessions are a very serious time. Ezra is teaching him how to read. I used to hold that big boy in my lap and read to him at Henry's age. What a long time ago!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
These are extremely belated, but I know that someday I will have fun flipping back through the blog from these crazy "little years". I always tell myself that even if all my files are ever stolen, at least I have what I managed to get blogged!
Aura is a "natural light" photographer, meaning that she doesn't use a flash and counts on the right timing for her pictures. When we scheduled our photo shoot I told her that I thought this state park close to my parents' house and also to her house would be the best place. I've mentioned before that Tadd proposed here at sunset--making it an extra special location. We set the time for just before sunset. The lighting turned out perfect as we walked down the hill through the trees.