Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Lion King

Henry spent his first Halloween as a lion. But not the cowardly kind--think King of the Jungle meets Willis Jackson...

We spent most of the night at Jennifer, Michael and Ava's (see pumpkin, below) handing out candy to an endless stream of trick-or-treaters.

Finally, Henry got some candy of his own when he knocked on our friend Lesley's door. In typical kid fashion, he shunned the quality (read: chocolate) candy for a Twizzler and a Blow Pop. Don't worry, he'll learn.

Baby got back!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

License to Drive

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit this weekend and gave Henry a really cool present--a new car! And a convertable, no less.

It has to be pushed from behind to "drive," but what it lacks in battery power, it makes up in eyeballs for headlights and ample hood storage space.

Yeah, I'd say he likes it.

Today was a beautiful day for a family walk.

Okay. While the Tupelo airport undergoes a complete overhaul, baggage claim is temporarily located in this tent. (Although "temporarily" has turned into a year and a half.) This is Henry's sad goodbye to his grandparents.

Bye Grandpa, see you at Thanksgiving...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Why Don't They Call It a "Teethbrush"?

It's never too early to fight tooth decay. Now that Henry has four (!) teeth, he brushes them every night before going to bed. Our dentist said that you can "brush" a baby's teeth with wet guaze or a washcloth, but Henry did NOT like that. So we got this cool new baby toothbrush and viola! He loves it!

Our friend Mindy came to visit last weekend. We were having too much fun to stop for pictures until Henry took a nap. So here is Mindy with Daphne and Julep...and Henry's duck blanket.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Party Like It's (Nineteen Ninety) Nine

As of today, Henry has been "out" as long as he was "in." Yep, it's Super's nine-month birthday, and here are the pictures to prove it...

This last one has nothing to do with Henry's nine-month birthday. But it has everything to do with his eating blueberry pancakes for the first time ever!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

8 Months, 26 Days: Henry's First Football Game

Writing about the larceny that transpired during this year's Ole Miss-Alabama game is probably a subject more appropriate for a different blog.* And I'm not even sure that curse words are allowed to be used as part of a web address. But all of that aside, Henry attended his first football game on Saturday. He was great the whole time, thanks in large part to the shade we enjoyed for most of the game. He was pretty interested in his surroundings and napped for maybe a grand total of 20 minutes. But as you can see, he was quite happy...

For the uninitiated, the red Solo cup is as much a part of the college football season as internet message boards and cheese straws. Here, it looks like Jonathan is trying to help Henry get over the sting of the loss with a little sip of something frothy. Don't worry though, Henry turned it down and enjoyed some pureed squash instead.

The next morning, Henry and his buddy Ford Lewis took a trip to the pumpkin patch. They were greeted by perfect weather and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes...

Ford put up a good fight to defend the pumpkin he chose.

One of these things is not like the other.

* Memo to Southeastern Conference officials: the word "indisputable," as used in, say, the term "indisputable video evidence," is defined as "not disputable or deniable; uncontestable; incontrovertible; evident, apparent, obvious, certain."

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Another Gameday in the Grove

Last Saturday meant another day in the Grove for Henry and his pal Stephen Moutoux...

Henry signals a penalty for too many balls on the field.

More quality time with Pop.

Ryan wonders why all of our neighbors have satellite TV and we don't. Then again, we do have...

Few desserts can claim as ingredients (or as construction materials) pound cake, icing, pretzels, fruit roll-ups, Honey Grahams, Nerds and Wrigley's gum. But this one can. Who needs DirecTV when you have graham cracker bears battling it out on a field of butter cream icing? (Thanks Christal!)

Chicken fight!!

The ride home: pooped after a long day of play.