Monday, June 28, 2010

Hello, Feetsies!

Big news people- Henry has found his feet! And what cute little feetsies they are.

Let me tell you, he LOVES them. It is such a fabulous discovery- can you imagine?? He has just realized that his favorite toy is attached to him at all times! Its revolutionizing his life. Every time I change his diaper, its like a magnetic pull- feet into hands. I don't know what it is about diaper time that reminds him of his feet... maybe its easier to reach them without the diaper wrapped around his little legs.

I went to great lengths to try & get some PG rated shots here... the kid has no modesty. But, in 15 years or so, I'm sure he would be sad to find out that mommy dearest put pictures of his junk on the internet for all to see.

And, since we are talking about milestones (right, isnt finding his feet a milestone??) you might also be interested to know that Henry has also rolled over (4 times) and has started laughing. It is seriously the cutest. thing. ever. I have video of him giggling his little baby head off, but for the life of me I cannot get video loaded on blogger anymore. If you have the skills to help me in this area- let me know.

In other news, we are leaving for the lake house this week (woooooooohooooooo) and Justin & Lauren are returning from East Asia on Thursday (WOOOOOOOHOOOOOO). It will be so great. Get ready for more pics of Henry lounging in his swim suit & posing with his world-traveling auntie & uncle!

Until then, here are a few more cute pictures to tide you over...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Things I Have Learned So Far This Summer

1. Staying home with Henry is just as awesome as I thought it would be.
I am sooooo glad to finally be done with work & being able to take care of baby Henry all day. David & Mary Catherine both did a wonderful job, of course!, but there's no other way to put it other than this: I don't want anyone else to take care of him, IIIIIII want to take care of him. And now I am.
It is truly gratifying work, even though it is quite mundane and repetitive. I'm convinced that God made babies REALLY cute on purpose to offset all the work they require! If you have to wipe pee & poop off a butt a dozen times a day, at least its a really cute butt. When he wakes me up hollering in the middle of the night, at least those screams are coming from a really cute little face. Seriously though, when that kid smiles, I totally forget how much trouble he has caused in the past 24 hours. There's some genius behind this system.

2. It is dangerous to spend the day near a refrigerator.
I have banned all junk food from the house in fear (a confirmed fear) that left unsupervised all day, I would 'accidentally' eat it all. I have, however, rediscovered berries. So good, so healthy, and in the summer, at Costco, so affordable. Berries- get some.

3. I need deadlines, schedules, and official 'start times.'
Being at home, I have quickly realized that I really liked the structure that the working life provided. I had a very clear time when my day had to begin, specific tasks that needed to be done, and definitive deadlines for when things needed to be accomplished. Now, I am sort of my own boss, and apparently, I am a huge pushover!!! I have starting making a list & a schedule for myself every day. Now, don't get confused and think that this is because I am so organized and on top if things. It is actually because I am a procrastinator and will accidentally take naps with Henry and lay about all day unless someone keeps me in line.

4. I love the stroller.
It holds a lot of things, Henry is almost always happpy in it, it gives me great freedom to go places, and I feel like I look purposeful pushing it. You know, like a 'real' mom.

5. Henry loves summatime! Give that kid a Corona!