| 06.27.2005 | the many faces of henry

"Mommy, sometimes I'm lazy and selfish."

It's amazing the things that come out of a child's mouth. We've been tring to teach Emma about sharing lately. "Now, don't be selfish, Emma. Share the toy with Henry."

Apparently the message has sunk in... or at least the meaning of the word selfish. She doesn't seem the least bit concerned that she's acting that way.

Too bad that some of the adults I know can't be honest and admit the same thing about themselves!

The Many Faces of Henry contains a pile of great expressions Henry is putting on these days.

His latest trick is spitting everywhere. He'll purse his lips, blow out and send drool and spit flying. It's great! (No, really!) On occassion he'll crack himself up after doing it and end up laughing and laughing. It is quite a treat to come home to a scene like that.

Take special note of the giant wet spots on Henry's shirts. I don't know if we're getting close to a tooth or what, but the boy has turned into a living drool factory.

I understand how one can produce that much drool and not become dehydrated. Perhaps the subject of a forthcoming NIH grant?

@ 9:44 PM by TNorthcutt | Comments (1)

| 06.17.2005 | one fine day

What a day!

Yes, we all felt the earthquake, although it was only Mommy and Daddy who realized that something was up. (Our second one this week!) I was changing Henry's diaper at the time and putting one in the diaper genie when I heard a loud noise and saw the window shades moving.

I knew immediately we'd had an earthquake, but of course, when I wanted Todd to confirm, I couldn't find him at any of his numbers. Oh well, the nurse at Dr. Dyer's (Henry's pediatrician) office confirmed my suspicions. Todd felt it too... talking to Fargo at the time at work. Of course, he thought it was cool.

But, as he admitted, it was only "cool" because nothing bad resulted from it. A major quake would be a different story.

So, right after the earthquake, Mommy and crew hoped into the car and headed out for Henry's 6th month check. Henry is finally on the height/weight charts for all his measurements, but he is still playing catch up! (And no Dad, Henry is not chubby and he isn't eating too much.) Henry will soon start solids (probably late next week or early the following).

Dr. Dyer liked to way he tried to stand and was very impressed with his progress. Emma took her picture after asking permission. She also played with Dr. Dyer's instruments. She is something else!

And the day was topped off by finally seeing Daddy's new office and eating at the Rainforest Cafe. Emma was a bit skeptical about the cafe because it was so loud, but she finally got past it, and enjoyed her pizza and her volcano dessert. She was so cute sitting and talking in her chair. We also rode the carousel, and she was soo happy!

A great day indeed!

Here are the stats for Henry:

  • Height: 25 in (10%)
  • Weight: 15 lbs. 12 oz (25%)
  • Head Circumference: 17 1/4 (50%)


@ 9:49 PM by TNorthcutt | Comments (1)

| 06.12.2005 | as emma sees it

Being a two-camera family comes with its share of problems. Marla is now "competing" with me as the most shutter-happy of the household. Her camera is always nearby, whether it's when playing in the house or out and about with Emma and Henry.

It is a struggle to keep ahead of the curve with prints and posts to the website. She's also competing for my rechargable batteries, but that's another story.

On the plus side, though, I get to see all of the things that I normally would have missed while I'm away at work. (Come to think of it, so do you!)

The pro's definitely outweigh the con's.

Emma smashed all previous records on the cuteness scale last night. She and Henry were sitting together on the couch when she leaned over and gave him a big hug.

"Oh, Henry, you're my best friend in the whole world."

I thought Marla was going to cry.

Speaking of Emma, being around two parents with cameras glued to their face has had a profound impact on Emma. I posted a few pictures she'd taken back in April but as you can see in this set she's really improving.

She has a pretty, uh, unique eye when it comes to composition. Is this what the world looks like to a 3-year old?

No wonder they act the way they do!

@ 3:01 PM by TNorthcutt | Comments (1)