Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Birthday

Happy 30th Olivia!

Couchful of Cousins

Saturday our extended family got together to visit with my cousin Rachel and her son Zach from Washington. We took the opportunity to attempt a picture of all of our kids. This was the best of all of my pictures. With this many little ones, one good picture is quite an accomplishment!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Pop Anyone?

Every Monday morning is similar at our house. We wake up, find juice and Mr. Rogers, have breakfast and then attempt to clean up from the weekend. This last part usually means that Henry has freedom while I quickly pick up the old messes while he makes new ones.

This morning he found the box of pop that was on deck to go into the fridge. Since he couldn't get that door open he found the next best thing in his mind.

Henry was pretty proud of himself too. He seems to have this thing lately for setting everything on the toliet. I think that it is because the "table" is just his height.

I'll just have to remember to warn Scott of the cans that had some rough handling.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The New Meijer Greeter

Henry has been getting up early this week. Around 5:00 am on average. Today I was wishfully thinking that we could sleep in since it is my day off. We did, kind of. Six fifteen I heard the little guy. I dozed while he watched Mr. Rogers and then up we were. Because of our early rising, and the threat of bad weather, I thought we should head to Meijer right after breakfast. Henry was chipper to say the least. He said "hi" to everyone we saw. A few people even got the greeting more than once. Lucky them.

Weather note: I am so glad that we hurriedly shopped this morning to beat the weather, only to leave to store in a torential downpour when now it is bright, sunny and blue in the sky. It is going to be that kind of day, I can just tell!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mmmm Mmmm Good!

Henry has a tendency to eat more than one dinner. This is due to the fact that he is hungry before we are so he eats first. Unfortunately he then thinks that he needs more when we eat. Tonight he went from my lap to Scott's in order to get more food. He was especially excited by the veggies in Scott's soup:

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Traveler

Henry is so excited to go to Grandpa and Grandma's for the night. When I got out a bag to pack up for him he carried it around all morning saying "Bye! Bye! Bye!"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I've Been Tagged

Sonny tagged me to list things about myself that start with the letters of my middle name. My middle name is Rose, so:

R - Random. You may have already noticed this by the things I post on the blog. Scott sometimes has a hard time keeping up with me because I change topics so often. Luckily my mom and sister are used to me, so I'm not alone in this (they have their moments of random too).

O - Organized. This is true in most areas of my life. I am known for this at work, but am slightly lacking at home. I working on this though, slowly.

S - Spacially Challenged. This is related to two areas of my life. I can never gauge how big of a container to grab for the leftovers. Nine times out of ten I have a tupperware that is twice the size of the food. Also, I am still working on how to get my van into a parking spot without being crooked or futher to one side that the other.

E - Easy Going. This is something that I am not. I am trying to be more laid back and to be someone who "goes with the flow". This is hard for me as I am a planner and tend to get worked up very easily. I feel as though I am attempting the impossible with this one.

The other part of being tagged is that you tag more people, as many as the letters of your middle name. There aren't a lot of bloggers that I know left who haven't been tagged, so...I'm tagging some non-bloggers that I know read this. Brenda, Rachel, Aunt Joan and Mom - you can leave your "tags" in the comments.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Wake Up Ritual

When Henry wakes up in the morning we have typically the same routine. Gather Mr. Bear and blankie and any other "friends" from overnight. Then attempt to get them all into the kitchen to pick up the juice. Then depending on the time we either watch Mr. Rogers in our bed, or hang out on the sofa. The other morning Henry thought that we should linger while getting up. It took an hour for him to finally get off the couch.

Nap time has its own routine too. Whether Henry wakes up happy or upset a drink and snack usually follow. Today he walked around the kitchen with his sippy until he blurted out "crackers". So, even though it was close to lunch, we got the graham crackers. Henry hung out with all of his "friends" while he ate. He is pretty snuggly after waking up. I think that it is one of my favorite times with him.

Henry thought that one cracker per hand was better than just one.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Henry's New Game

We started this with Henry the other night. I thought that he had a good time, but I knew that he did for sure when he kept trying to get on the sofa today. He would grab a ball and stand by the sofa lifting one leg and then the other. Luckily he is just a little too short to make it on his own yet.

Training Season

Henry has been perfecting his throwing for weeks. As much as we try to stop him from throwing dangerous things, we encourage everything else. And we wonder why when we tell him to stop he looks at us like we are nuts!

This was last night's training session. Henry likes to throw a pack of fruit snacks around the kitchen. I tried to capture the action, but didn't realize that the camera was turned when I did it (oops).

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Wednesday Lunchtime

Henry spends Wednesday with Aunt Olivia and Levi. What do they do all day? No one knows for sure, but today Henry enjoyed lunch. Check it out HERE.

Hunting Fever

Last night Scott was looking through Sunday's ads for hunting supplies. He was shocked that it was the week of the duck opener and there were hardly any sales.

I had no comment on that one. Deer hunting I can see there being big sales/ads etc. Duck hunting, not so much.

Despite the disappointment he continues to count down the days, and has even taken up Matt's description for the time. Only 3 more sleeps!

I don't know which he is more excited for, the hunting, or riding in the new duck boat!