How old is Henry?


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Jeff & His Mini-Me

Henry & Daddy reading books together. Daddy makes a comfy bed!

Jeff is teaching Henry how to shave. Is it too soon?

Trip to Spokane

Henry and I spent 5 days in Spokane, Washington visiting Grammy, Auntie Kath, Auntie Liz, and Great Grandma Lou. Jeff was able to join us for 2 of those days, and we had a really nice visit. It was lots of fun seeing everyone, and I know Henry enjoyed all of the attention and spoiling. I enjoyed having lots of help with Henry Duty, and I managed to see 2 movies AND get a pedicure while I was there! It was a nice, relaxing visit filled with laughter and fun. Thanks Spokane Family!

Henry loves his Great Grandma Lou!

Henry & Grammy had lots of fun playing together.

Me, Henry, Jeff, Liz, Kath, Mary Lou & Lannie in their beautiful backyard.

Henry with his Spokane Fan Club.

Hugging Grammy.

Dog Days of Summer

Rocco - The friendliest dog alive!

Stella - Drinking from the pool.

Chief - Auntie Liz's dog, the old guy. (In Spokane)

Catching Up

Long time no blog...

Back on August 6 we went to this cool park in Wilsonville. Henry and Nathan had lots of fun playing in the water.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


...or maybe it's just time for a haircut.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

The Naked Gardener

If you've got some yard work that you need done, I might know someone you could call. He does good work, and doesn't charge much. He's fun to watch, too!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti is great!

Clothing and fork optional!

Clothes? No Way!

Henry is happiest when he's wearing little to no clothing. Since it's summertime, he's been spending most of his time at home in his underwear or his birthday suit. As long as we're at home, that's fine. However, yesterday I took him to an indoor (air conditioned) playground to escape the heat. He was running around and playing on the play structure and checking in with me every few minutes. When I hadn't seen him for a short time, I started looking for him, and found him stripped down to his underwear climbing on the jungle gym. In order to get to him, I would have had to climb a rope ladder or scale a wall, so one of the workers kindly got him dressed for me.

I don't mind if he strips down to nothing at home. Even for dinner.
Or other clothing-optional activities. Like baths.
Hopefully we can get Henry to stay clothed in public from now on, though.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Henry has been going to swimming lessons every Tuesday and Thursday for the past three weeks. He's been in swimming lessons before, but not since he was a baby. When he had lessons two years ago, I had to be in the water holding him the whole time. Now he's old enough to be in the water alone. That was scary for both of us at first!
We have a swimming pool just about a block from our house, so it's very convenient. Our swimming pool has a viewing balcony, and the parents have to drop their kids off in the pool and then go up and watch the lesson from the balcony. During Henry's first lesson, he cried the ENTIRE 30 minutes. That was extremely painful. During his second lesson, he cried for the first 10 minutes and then he was fine for the remaining 20 minutes. For Henry's third lesson, he seemed pretty happy and excited, and he didn't cry at all when I dropped him off at the pool and walked up to the viewing balcony to watch. The little kids stand on top of a special table that's placed in the shallow end so that the water is only waist high. While Henry was waiting for his turn with the teacher, he kept looking up at me and waving and bouncing around excitedly. As I watched him and chatted with some of the other parents, all of a sudden I saw his little blond head disappear under the water. He had bounced right off of the table into water that was over his head. By the time I stood up to scream at the lifeguard (who stands DIRECTLY behind them), he had already pulled Henry up and out of the water. Henry coughed a little bit, but after about 30 seconds, he was back in the water swimming. I was so proud of him, and so thankful that the lifeguard was on top of things.

Even after Henry's rescue adventure, he has been great in the pool. He doesn't like it when the teacher dunks his head underwater, but other than that, he's o.k. I think I'll keep Henry in lessons throughout the year, and hopefully soon he'll be a swimmer!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fall River

We spent 6 days and 5 nights in Central Oregon last week at a beautiful place called Fall River. The weather was beautiful, we spent time with friends & family, we ate delicious food, and we relaxed. Other than the legions of mosquitoes, it was wonderful!