Friday, November 30, 2012


We went to Jungle Jim's with the  to celebrate Graham's birthday. Emme and Henry loved the carousel!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Henry At 10 Months


 A few notes about Henry:
  • I gave Henry his first serious haircut (that wasn't just a trim) this month. I put him in the dry bathtub and I climbed in behind him while Emme fed him puffs from outside the tub. It contained the hair and kept him looking away from me while I cut. Genius! And I decided that aside from his crazy cowlick in back, he has pretty great hair!
  • Henry remains stubborn as ever with sign language. I sign "more" and "all done" to him over and over at every meal but he refuses to sign back to me. I know he understands what "more" means because when I sign it to him he immediately looks to the counter where his next helping of food waits for me to set on his try. Little stinker!
  • Henry has been transitioning from two naps to one. Already! It keeps me on my toes and throws my day off on occasion, but it'll be nice when he's got his new routine down. We can be so much more mobile with only one nap per day!
  • Henry's favorite foods these days are grapes, bananas, yogurt and clementines.
  • Henry will down Emme's sippy cup if he happens to get his hands on it, but he'll hardly drink from one if I give it to him. Go figure!
  • Henry's gotten a little bashful of strangers. Every once in a while when I'm holding him someone at church will come up to me and smile and bend down and talk to him. He'll lay his head on my shoulder and then turn and bury his face in my neck to hide. Shy little thing!
  • Henry gives the best cuddles after his naps. He'll lay his head on your shoulder and just let you rock him in his chair. I soak it all in every chance I get because I know it won't last forever.

Love you, little man! Happy ten months!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Breaking Dawn

Yes, we are a bunch of nerds, but we loved this movie!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Double Cart

Lately, Emme has been having a teensy jealousy issue with how we situate ourselves in the cart at the store.  Bubba usually gets the "top" seat -- either sitting in it with the strap or his carseat straddled on the top. So Emme always has to sit in the "bottom" part of the cart or walk.

Sometimes she gets sad and says she wants to sit in the top part. So today we went to Sam's Club and I told her about their awesome carts where she can sit NEXT to Bubba!  She was so excited about it, and she instantly fell in love. It was the perfect seating arrangement for her to dictate Bubba's every move, as usual. :)

We heart the double cart.

They were so good in the cart that afterwards we had some "yunch" at the food court. Can't beat $1.99 for two slices of pizza! Mmm-mmm.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Obligatory Dishwasher Photos

I don't know how, but all babies just know. The dishwasher is a fun place to be when mom is doing dishes. Gone are the days of peaceful washing. He hears it open and makes a bee-line for it now!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Early Birthday Celebration

We celebrated November birthdays at the beginning of the month at FHE. This included Jamers, Emme and Michelley. We had yummy fish tacos at Brent & Melissa's house, followed by (a lesson and) cake and ice cream. Delicious! Emme got a birthday card from Grandma & Grandpa Pace that she is still carrying around. I have a feeling we're going to be celebrating her birthday all month this year, and she is going to love every minute of it.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


We harvested the red potatoes from our garden this year. Most of them were regular red-potato size but we had a few that were GIANT. Look how big this one is! It's as big as Henry's head!! Way to go, Chris! I made stew this week with onions, carrots and potatoes from our garden and it was awesome. Can't wait to see what he grows next year!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Standing Up

I came into this boy's room today to find him standing up in his crib for the first time. Look how proud he is of himself! Such a big boy. Love you, Henry boy!