Monday, February 26, 2007

Fun weekend

On Saturday, we got to celebrate Ethan's 1st birthday!

What are these things??

Ah! Horns!

Then on Sunday night, we got to babysit Carson while his mom and Grandma went to see Annie. Carson and Henry actually played quite well together. Carson likes to show Henry how to do everything and Henry likes to stare at Carson, so it works out well. :)

This shot was taken right after Carson handed Henry his burp cloth (in Henry's right hand). He must have thought he needed help with the drooling issue.

What has their full attention you ask? Baby Bach (Baby Einstein)!

Friends and cake and boys and toys all make for a great weekend.
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No you didn't

I know I did not pull a white/silver hair out of my head this morning.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Poor baby

So, today I watched Henry get scared for the first time. Everyone always talks about how Henry has the saddest sad should have seen him today! I nearly cried myself!

We were walking out of Albertsons - him in the cart, me pushing (duh) - and we had to stop to let an armored money truck go by. It had been stopped, so as it switched over to "drive" it made that loud hissing air sound. You know the one. Like busses make sometimes. Anyhow, it was super-loud and we were just a few feet away - it even scared me.

So I look down at Henry and he's looking at me with the biggest eyes I have ever seen and slowly, slowly his face rumples up into the saddest cry I have ever heard. We're talking huge alligator tears here. Of course, I laughed. :) He was too cute. Don't worry, I comforted him, too, and told him it also scared me.

The sweetest thing is that he didn't calm down until I picked him up. I always love that part.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I was playing...and then the dog ran away...and the cat was acting all you hear something?

If you don't get it, nevermind.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy 7 months!

Holy moly. 7 months? 7 months! We've loved every minute.
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Grandma & me

We had so much fun with my mom being here the last 5 days! Of course, we did lots of shopping and Henry has some super-cute new outfits and some new books (thanks, mom!). Grandma also had lots of fun just playing with our baby boy and making his dimple come out. :) Jim and I got to go out to a movie one night and go night skiing another night, so that was a special treat for us and my mom had some one-on-one time with Henry. I know he loved it. Now she is gone and I've already cried and we already miss her so much, but we're so glad she was able to be here!

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Friday, February 16, 2007


I know it's not our big day, but we are also in disbelief at how fast a year went by!

Here are some fun/sweet/cute memories of your first days as we knew them...

Carson meets cute!

Cutie patootie

One of the funniest things I have every seen. Please look at little Myrna next to long Jim.

Baby Ethan, we all love you so much! You are such a sweet boy with a smile for everyone and we love being a part of your life!
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What is wrong with me??? I can't remember the last time I couldn't sleep. I am so tired and my eyes are burning yet sleep doesn't come. You know when that happens and you keep looking at the clock and you get so mad? Grrrr. So mad right now. And you keep thinking about how many more hours you have to sleep and they keep getting less and less... Grrr... I've read so many times that if you are experiencing insomnia that you should get up and do something until you feel like you're right on the edge of sleeping. So here I am...blogging. I better fall right to sleep when I get back in bed. It takes a lot for me to get up out of my warm bed and come to the freezing computer room. Grrr....

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


No, no, no...Henry is not crawling yet. I've just been putting him up on his hands and knees to get used to the feeling. Most of the time, he looks at me like, "Wow, this is neat!" However, as you can see below, there is also the "I don't want to and you can't make me!" Unfortunately, the latter is the only one I captured on film. Enjoy!

This could be cool.

Nope. I've had enough.

Mama, I said no!

I suppose it's a start.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

My smiley baby

As most of you who are reading this know, our dear little Henry is quite a serious baby, but every now and then he will delight us with smiles and silliness. Thank heavens for digital cameras that can catch every second, just in case! Here are some pics from the past couple days...

He doesn't quite understand how to make the "gansta" face I was asking for...but this is okay. I like to think he is saying, "Hey!" (spoken like, "Haaaaaay").

Still his favorite time of day! (Thanks, Jenna, for letting us borrow the awesome tub!)

Dearest daddy likes to buy Henry jackets and hats. "Steph, they were all 1/2 off!" Hmmm...why does that sound so familiar? Oh yeah. It must be the 20 jackets and 50 hats Jim has in our coat closet. You for light rain, one for heavy rain, one for running in wind, one for running in fog... Like father, like son! I guess that's okay. And I gotta admit, he looks pretty darn cute! :)
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Henry is for sure getting a tooth. This was taken a few days ago, but you can see the white bud of the front right (his) tooth, which is now starting its way through the gums. I have to's nice to have a reason for some occasional grumpiness. :)

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Carson and cameras

I know this is the third blog I've done today, but I had too many cute pictures to share! I felt like I needed to post these adorable and funny pics of our little ham, Carson. All you have to do is take a camera out and Carson is smiling from ear to ear for you, usually right up close to the lens. :) How could you not love his squinty eyes and toothy smile? We are so glad to be "Auntie" Steph and "Uncle" Jim.

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Superbowl for the ladies =

lots of chatting and playdate.

Here are some of my favorite moments from the Superbowl, which I didn't watch any of:

Carson loves Ethan and there ain't nothin' he can do about it.

Are you watching, Henry? This is how you do it.

There are sooo many things that are funny about this picture.
Carson: Seriously, Henry. What's your deal?
Ethan: Uh, Carson...why did you stop pushing me?
Henry: Waaaah!

And that about sums it up! Oh, okay...and lots of food. :)
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Best buds.

Ethan: Hey, Henry - I heard you might be teething.

Henry: Yeah, maybe. Can you see the white buds?
Ethan: I think so.

Henry: Cool.
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Sunday, February 04, 2007


What is this?

For my mouth, you say?


Maddie likes them, too.

We have found a new distraction for Henry while Jim and I try to eat...Veggie Puffs! Great Grandma and Grandpa Field put them in Henry's stocking and for the first time in months, we were actually able to eat without a baby in our lap! And who doesn't appreciate the living vacuum cleaner (a.k.a. Maddie)?
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Friday, February 02, 2007


No pictures today but I had to let everyone know that Henry has been giggling!! It's at way random times and is not in any way consistent (what's funny now isn't funny in 5 minutes) but HOOOOOOOORAY! I have to try not to cry everytime I hear it - it is absolutely the best sound in the world. :)