Saturday, August 29, 2009

On the Throne

As soon as the doctor said "It's a boy," this little tableau was inevitable. Except, I guess, for the being outside part. The story behind this picture is that we've been potty training Henry for the last couple days, so his potty goes pretty much everywhere he does--including outside. And yes, that is the sports page.

Success! Time for a chocolate reward (bribe)!

Here is a more traditional potty locale, with big-boy underpants in the foreground. You may note the strategic location on the hardwood.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Field of Dreams

These days, Henry wants to play baseball every night when I get home from work. So after quickly drawing a field using sidewalk chalk, we tee it up. What part of rain boots doesn't scream baseball?

I think this is pretty good form save for the footwear.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but this is Henry manning second base. But as you can see, his defense is more Yadier Molina than Chase Utley...

Every now and then, Henry feels generous enough to give me an at-bat. And when that happens, he very carefully takes his place in the field to play defense. This squat is most likely due to his belief that all baseball players are either batters, pitchers or catchers.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Separated at Birth (Part V)?

"The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good."

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Back to School!

Today was the first day of the new school year. Henry is happy because most of his friends are in his class again--and because his classroom has a two-story clubhouse in it! Bad news though for fans of the attention span: their window looks out at the playground.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

America's Dairyland

We took our last big summer trip to Wisconsin last month for our cousin Jenny's wedding. The wedding was in Madison and we spent the weekend there before driving up to the Wisconsin Dells for three days of family fun. Never been to the Dells? Imagine Branson, Missouri, only mercifully further away from Arkansas and with a lot more water parks.

Luigi and Henry can't wait to start their day.

No, Henry has not changed his hair style to "the Donald." This is an action shot of him bouncing off the wall of a moon walk. This moon walk was one of many activities at Jenny and Tim's wedding, including face-painting and balloon-animal-making. How fun was it? One of the kids was overheard saying, "this is the best birthday party I've ever been to!"

In the Dells, we found a farm that lets you pick your own raspberries and blueberries. Probably not surprising to learn that the biggest challenge was getting the boys to put the berries in their baskets instead of their mouths.

Someday the mountain might get 'em, but the law never will.

We also played miniature golf...3D pirate-style! Note to anyone who may play golf with us in the future: Henry cheats. He cheats bad.

A Sweet--in name and description--family portrait: Grandma Sylvia with all her great grandchildren (plus Becky).