Friday, November 30, 2007

Thanksgiving in Chapel Hill

Henry's first Thanksgiving at his grandparents' house in Chapel Hill included some traditional foods (turkey, stuffing) and some less traditional items (Cheerios, yogurt). It also included many other things that make Thanksgiving so great including football, naps and a plan of attack for Black Friday.

At the kids' table?

In his obligatory "First Thanksgiving" bib, with Tia Fabiola and cousin Aliza.

We normally don't let him him watch TV, but it's the holidays, right? Here, cousin Luigi introduces Henry to Elmo, Grover and the rest of the Sesame Street gang.

With Aunt Pat.

Helping his great grandfather Marty sweep the deck.

Noah shows Henry how to rearrange the magnetic letters on the fridge. But Henry thinks the "Q" tastes better when you actually it put in your mouth.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ears Lowered

Recently, the back of Henry's hair has been getting out of control. It's gone from the so-bad-it's-good mullet to the so-bad-it's-a-carny-redneck rat tail. So, to make sure no one mistakes him for a member of Blink-182, we decided to give him a trim. We are not counting this as his official "first haircut"--it consisted of exactly one snip--but it did tidy him up a bit.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Big Ten

Henry celebrated his ten-month birthday in style Saturday at the last home football game of the year...


No way around it: Henry loves hats. If you ever see me in a hat, look for his tell-tale slobber marks on the bill.

Henry enjoys the tailgating in his second video appearance...

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Scattered, Smothered and Covered

One of the great things about living in the South is, of course, Waffle House. On Saturday morning we introduced Henry to joys of waffles and hash browns. He loved the food but was even more interested in the people and the commotion. If his career as a major league baseball player doesn't pan out, he may have a future as a short-order cook.



Burt's Chili will have to wait but until then, pass the waffles!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Learning to Share

They say that an only child tends to have trouble learning to share. Not sure who "they" are but obviously this does not apply to a boy and his dogs. This is definitely the most elaborate thing Henry has done simply because he thinks it's funny. He laughs when he slaps his hands on chairs and makes funny noises and things like that, but the idea of feeding his bottle to his dogs really cracked him up.

A little for Julep...and a little for Daphne.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Video Killed the JPEG Star

It may not be as ground-breaking as the Buggles' MTV debut, but with this post, Henry's blog has entered the world of video. We're sorry about having to crane your neck to the left, but Olympus does not let you rotate video. So...lesson learned. These pictures were taken this morning at Avent Park in Oxford where Henry played on his first slide, swing, xylophone and giant-replica-of-a-courthouse.

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This is video of Henry's first time in a swing. The first couple of minutes may have been the happiest of his short life.

Gran Gran gets things started with a push...and then gets out of the way.

We called this composition "Chaos in the Key of C."

It's one o'clock...do you know where your giant baby is?