Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Grandpa's Da Da

Henry's Great Grandpa Marty and Great Grandma Sydelle came to visit last weekend. After Alexis tried to explain their relationship to him, Henry started calling Grandpa Marty "Grandpa's Da Da." They really hit it off too...Henry brought book after book for Grandpa Marty to read and the three of them watched lots of Thomas and Friends.

On Sunday, we had a picnic at Henry's school playground with his classmates and their parents...

This is Henry's best friend at school, Charlie. If you ask Henry how he likes school, the first word out of his mouth is usually "Charlie!"

Who says the American automotive industry is dead?

Monday, November 17, 2008


We don't know where this comes from, but Henry loves football. He asks to watch it on TV, he points out any football or football player he sees, and he recently ended a prayer by saying "Ole Miss" instead of "amen."
So it was no surprise that he had the time of his life on Saturday when he went to his first football game of the year. He went to two games last year, but that was before he knew the difference between a post pattern and an out route...this was the first game where he knew he was watching football. And he acted like it, dancing to the band, eating lots of junk food and generally loving the idea of screaming without being told to stop.

What made Saturday even better was sitting in his grandparents' seats in the South Endzone Club level. That meant (1) getting to sit with Pop, (2) all-you-can-eat hot dogs, fruit, ice cream and cookies and (3) access to the indoors on a freezing afternoon. The only thing missing was Gran Gran, who couldn't make it to this game.

Looking out at Pop from inside the club box.

Yes, it was cold. But the outcome of the game kept us warm.

In this video, Henry is temporarily excited to hear the PA announcer say "Ole Miss"...before getting distracted by his empty seat. In the next one, he shows off his patented "go, go, go, go!" cheer which he usually breaks out when he watches football.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Goodnight Bowl Full of Mush...

Every night before going to bed, Henry asks one of us to read him Goodnight Moon. And if we're not quick enough? He climbs into his chair and takes matters into his own hands by "reading" it himself. This involves his turing the pages, looking at the pictures and saying a bunch of random words out loud only some of which are in the story.

Henry would also like for you to take note of his new favorite Thomas the Tank Engine pajamas.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Vampire Weekend

What a difference a year makes. Henry had a much better understanding of what Halloween is all about this year compared to last: pumpkins and candy. And he loved them both.

Eileen came over to carve pumpkins. Here are our dueling jack-o-lanterns. We went for the classic look.

Tickle this: Henry as Elmo.

I would have thought Elmo's parents were redder and furrier than this.

With Ryan the Lion and Cara as Minnie Mouse. Obviously these kids weren't big fans of costume headgear.

Now wait a second...there's only room enough in this town for one of us.

Whew! Headless Elmo relaxes after a long night of trick-or-treating.