Thursday, June 18, 2009


Henry is quite proud of his new found peek-a-boo proud that he thinks the skill transfers to all his toys. He takes plastic keys, blocks, diaper rash cream, or whatever he is chewing on at that moment and holds it high up over his head with his arms straight. Then, he quickly brings his arms, and the toy, down to chest level. He now thinks this is how you play peek-a-boo; the whole 'hiding' facet is lost on him.

But why wouldn't he think this is peek-a-boo? Every time he does it, Taylor and I yell "peek-a-boo" like he just invented the game. It's pretty funny. Or at least it's pretty funny when you are the mama. or the daddy.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

5/6 of a year....

Henry is 10 months old today. He has grown and developed so much in just the past week. Sometimes it makes me sad that he will never be my little baby again but a while back Taylor told me that as long as he is our son, he will always be our baby. awwwwww. sweet.....
  • He started officially crawling about 4 days ago. Visiting Lizbeth and David, he practiced on his hands and knees but he is officially independently mobile now. And, into everything....

  • But, he still prefers to stand and cruise on the furniture. He can pull up on anything and everything. Just yesterday, he started taking steps on his own once I pushed the coffee table farther away from the couch. He took steps between Taylor and me and on the way to his toys. It won't be long till he walks. And, I have a feeling that running won't be long to follow. He already seems to be in such a hurry.

  • Henry loves being around other little children. At the Tiny Tots library program, he kissed (leans into your face with his mouth wide open) another little boy on the cheek. It was precious!!!

  • Eating is going well. His favorites are bananas, processed cheese, and cooked apple pieces with cinnamon. We are finger fooding it all the way. He has gotten quite good at the pincer grasp.

  • He is still going to OT twice a week. This is definitely one of the highlights of Henry's days. He loves Jamie and he even loves the spoon when it is in her hand. She has been a miracle worker for our family!!!

  • Speaking of miracle workers, we are working on baby signs. All day long, I sign 'more (Henry's sign for more is banging on the table with his hand, not so polite if you ask me...), outside, fan, please, thank you, and all done.' We've been signing for a few weeks now and I really feel that once the first sign clicks he will be a little signing sponge.

  • He is finally babbling. Yesterday, Taylor woke me up with the news that Henry is speaking French. Apparently 'a ba, a ba, a ba' is French. ha! He said ba, ba, ba all day long -- happily when he was happy and angrily when he was angry. His little voice is so sweet. So, of course I am saying 'mama' even more to him now. To which he responds, "ba?"

  • Henry is becoming a daddy's boy more and more by the day. This is no surprise because Taylor is a pretty fun baby's daddy. He plays nonstop with Henry. Apparently, Henry LOVES it when Taylor tracks down roaches (thankfully, I wasn't there for that event) so now Taylor crawls around 'hunting things.'

  • My mother was so relieved to hear that he is finally playing peek-a-boo with blankets. Apparently, her children were far more advanced than her grandson in the peek-a-boo department.

10 months? wow.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Little Dinosaur Chicken has finally decided that independent mobility is worthwhile of uncomfortable knees.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hope does such a great job of describing our fun pool party at Polly's that there is no need for me to even try......but, I will duplicate the precious pictures of my baby! Thanks, Hope!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I've been in a bit of a funk lately and I have a feeling that explains my lack of verbiage of late. So, I figured I betting getting verbing. ha!

Now for the verbs. and nouns. and adjectives. and everything else that goes into sentences that my mushy brain can't even remember.

1. As previously posted, Henry is eating food. Let me put this in perspective for you... Between 6 months to 9 months, chicken boy gained less than one pound. In the past 3 weeks of eating, he has gained o.5 pounds. Nice, huh? Update: Since beginning this post, Henry woke up from his nap and just ate 7 bites from a spoon. in our house. fed by me. MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH!

2. It makes me depressed to live in a college town in the midst of the college neighborhood and not have a summertime tan. Superficial? Yes. Factual? Yes. I'm planning on crashing the Cotton District pool from now on but old Dan Camp will hurt my feeling when he makes me gather my child and all my belongings and leave because I don't live in one of his rentals.

3. Taylor has a new job and loves it. He might not say he loves it if you asked him about it. But, trust me, he loves it. It's always good to have a job that actually uses all your fancy college degrees, that helps an underserved population and that you don't have to wear a uniform in order to follow dresscode. Taylor is moving on up in the more uniforms!

4. I've ordered a refurbished Dyson vacuum cleaner. This is a monumental event for me. Who ever thought I would be excited about a vacuum cleaner? But, I am really really really excited. Best of all? It's pink. Yes, my vacuum cleaner will join the ranks of my pink laptop and pink cell phone. Just you wait for a future post dedicated to the pink loves of my life. Actually, the pink cell phone is the crappiest phone I've ever had. But, I do really like that it is such a pretty shade of pink and that helps alot.

5.Yesterday was good. I was social for the first time in a while. Unless you count going to the Palmer Home Thrift Store, Kroger, and Henry's OT appointments as being social.... So, yesterday was good. We went swimming at a friend's pool. Once Hope dutifully posts the beautiful pictures of my child on her blog, I will post them for you to see. It was good to be around my friends and watch their children play together. It had been too long without a good visit and I really needed it. Then, a friend and his new fiancee came to our house for dinner. Since they don't know this blog exists, I will tell you how nice it was to be around a couple newly in love. They held hands on top of the table and gazed lovingly into each other's eyes. Every sentence started with "we..." It was cute. I liked it.

6. I believe that is all the verbing my brain is up for today. Thank you for reading.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

visiting friends.

Henry and I had a great visit with our friends Emily, Brad and their baby Graham. Actually, Graham isn't such a baby anymore....he is a comprehending, baby signing, running toddler and only 6 months older than Henry. Graham really made me excited about all the new things in Henry's near future. Anyway, we had a great visit and although we failed to get a picture of us holding our children, the pictures of kids sure are cute. Hopfully, it won't be another 6 months until we see yall again!!!!

This was Henry's first time to share bath time with a friend. As always, he is a ham for the camera! Graham? Not such a camera ham.

Can you tell that Henry loved watching Graham's every move??
Graham was super sweet sharing his table toy!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

what's cooking?

This boy finally loves to eat. His favorites are bananas, cream cheese, cheerios, tortillas with melted cheddar, brown rice and avocado. He even accepted a globby mix of bananas, apples, coconut and flaxseed meal from a spoon this morning!