Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Half Birthday Henry!

My baby is now officially two and a half! We continue to celebrate half birthdays around here because you can never have too much cake. Here are some pictures of the big day.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Henry Funnies

Here are some recent funny statements from Henry

  • Last night he was stirring an egg for me while I was making dinner. Adam walked in the front door and Henry said "Daddy, never eat raw eggs!"
  • Today Henry and I were playing ball in the hall (in our apartment). I laid down on the floor and Henry said "Mama, get up. The floor is dirty!"
  • He was listening to the radio this morning and dancing. When the song ended he said "Mama, more Rock!"
  • Whenever I ask him if he needs to use the bathroom he says "Mmm, no thanks!"
  • He asked for something to eat and I asked him what he wanted. In his best teenager voice he said "Uh Food?" What a little smart alec.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Like A Plague Was Upon Us

Whew! We have just ended a NINE day bout of the stomach virus at our house.

It started with Henry tossing his cookies last Saturday and ended with me begging for mercy yesterday when left home alone with two kids and a relentless GI virus. It was the week that would never end. We dropped off a huge bag of laundry to be washed at the laundromat but still did 10 loads of laundry over the course of the plague. I think every pillow, blanket, sheet and article of clothing was hit in some way. Adam even had to have his spring jacket dry cleaned. I have yet to figure out how to get some of it out of our seagrass carpets with all of the nooks and crannies.

Keep your fingers crossed, but despite Molly's attempt to include Daddy by projectile vomiting in his face while he was sleeping, Adam has not caught it. The one good point of all of it is that I have lost 7.5 pounds in a week. Pretty efficient diet if you ask me!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

My Naughty Girl

Molly's nickname is "The Little Bad Girl" or LBG for short.

She loves to be held, hates to be left alone in any sort of contraption and always prefers to sleep with someone holding her. She takes very short naps for an infant, usually about thirty minutes long. She will sleep a lot longer if she is strapped to someone's chest, so I know she is capable. She doesn't cry a lot anymore, she just does this pitiful little whimper. When you get near to her, she rewards you with the biggest, most beautiful smile that you are powerless not to pick her up. I know I am being manipulated by her of course, but who could resist?

My sister's rule is that if a baby wakes up crying, they are not done sleeping. Well, I am not sure what to do with Molly then. She takes one of her "micro-naps" and then wakes up just cooing away. She then gives you a little belly laugh when she sees you.

Last night, Henry was being a goofball and doing a little dance in his room. He would race around a toy, singing the ABC song. Every time he did it, Molly was cracking up. I couldn't believe that a baby this young could laugh like that. I have a feeling that she is going to be a lot of fun!