Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Little Drummer Boy

Q: What do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians in a band?

A: The drummer

Henry actually asked Alexis to take this video. He says he was singing about snow--which is debatable. But he does end with a flourish!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Three Years!!!

Henry turned 3 years old on January 17th! All together now: "I can't believe it's been three years!"

His birthday party was at the Purple Hippo, where he and all his friends from his class worked on an art project that included gluing, painting, stringing beads and various other things that either stain clothes or roll all over the floor...

The tongue shows that he is hard at work. Is this what Michael Jordan looks like when he paints?

Grandma was a big help

The kids did a surprisingly good job of stringing beads

On this day, it's okay to toot your own horn...

...but probably not okay to toot it directly into your friend's face

The cake! We wish we could have done this, but we did sort of have a budget.

Henry poses with two of his favorite presents: his new football from Gran Gran and Pop and his "field" from Mindy!

...but that doesn't top posing with two of his favorite people: Grandpa and Pop!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Who Needs Ansel Adams?

Gran Gran and Pop gave Henry a camera for Hanukkah--and it was a hit. The night he opened it, he took 187 pictures. Thank goodness for digital. But his pictures really do form a sort of diary of our last few weeks. It just happens to be a story told from a point of view 36 inches off the ground. The funniest thing about these pictures, besides the Orson Welles-style camera angles, is the things he chose to photograph. In some cases, he stopped what he was doing and ran to get his camera so he could take a picture of a toy or a piece of fruit. Other times, he made us pose next to something--like a storage bin.
Here is a sampling...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Catching Up

I know it's been a long time since the last post, but for good reason. As many of you know, we moved into a new house over the holidays and have spent most of our time over the last few weeks packing and unpacking boxes (but not enough time throwing things out--how did we ever accumulate this much stuff?). Anyhoo, what follows is December in a nutshell.

The new house: all visitors will be welcomed with open arms...if they promise to ignore the (temporarily) teal shutters.

But before the move, cousin Lexie spent the night and enjoyed a delicious breakfast of biscuits prepared in our 15-degree-tilted oven.

Lighting the Hanukkah candles with Henry's friend Ryan (a.k.a., Ryanansky)

Good thing Aunt Kitty gave Henry this headband flashlight so he could see the Menorah.

I think the picture of Henry on his hat is supposed to represent a candle. Or something like that.

In the new house--and in a functional kitchen--Henry helps his Grandma make soup.

He also helped Grandpa drill holes for a new shelf. So yes, this is the Fisher Price masonry drill.

New Years Day meal at the kids table!

Bathing cousins. Please note that the jet of water is coming from a squirt toy, not from a human.