Monday, February 28, 2011

A Hint of Spring

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside—

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown—
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Our 9 month old Valentine

Yesterday we took Henry in to take some valentine photos. As a result this post will mostly be a ridiculous number of photos. Henry was 100% not interested in smiling, but I still think they are pretty cute if I do say so myself!

It also happens that yesterday was Henrys 9 month birthday. Time just feels like it's whizzing by and I can't believe how big my boy is getting! He is making developmental leaps and bounds these days. He is still not quite crawling, but can get up on all fours and is able to scoot and pivot to get where he wants to go. He can now pull himself up to sitting in his crib, and I swear I think I saw him do it on the floor today but couldn't get him to do it again! He is also waving and pointing and making a whole new set of sounds in the da da da & la la la family. He continues to improve his clapping skills and will start clapping when you say pattycake, sing "if you are happy and you know it" or even if you just say "clap clap!" He is really getting into the groove of eating and has even become more tolerant of veggies.

Okay, prepare yourself for cuteness!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our little bookworm

What to do on another snowy icy day at home? For now it seems that Henry's favorite activity is playing with his baskets of books. He very methodically examines each book as he takes it out of the basket before moving onto the next one. Much to his delight he has finally figured out how to open and turn the pages on a few of the books, adding a whole other dimension to his book looking! Henry also loves to have Mommy and Daddy read to him, although it does not occupy him nearly as long as his own book exploring!