This GavinMouse. Funniest thing: so he always always has to use the bathroom RIGHT when we sit down to eat dinner. A couple of nights ago he was dancing around like crazy in his chair, trying to tell a very long story, and I interrupted him to say “do you need to use the potty?” He responded “oh I was hoping you’d say that.” Scott & I cracked up laughing. He is so funny.
Yesterday we were waiting at the Walgreens photo counter & he was eating a bag of peanuts. He said “uh oh. I think when he’s done with his nuts ‘Let it Go’ is gonna come on.” The songs from the movie Frozen have occupied much of his thoughts lately. Sure enough, when he was done eating he broke out in song. With hand motions, my fave.
G is beside himself about Easter & about spending the weekend at grandma & grandpa’s house. Hooray, the day is finally here!
Our weekend in photos: we spent a lot of time in the sandbox, went for a walk, Pops & Gavin hauled wood, and we went to sushi dinner. Friday we went to the zoo with a college friend & her little ones. This weekend felt like a sneak peek of summer!
I kinda want to tell myself to shut up about the gorgeous weather, but whatever, I’m on a roll. So please enjoy this video of us frolicking in the beautiful weather.
Family Art Night at the preschool was tonight & it was such a beautiful day that we got to do our art projects outside! We painted, made shaker instruments & ate yummy treats. I made a chocolate dipped butterfinger cookie recipe that was a real winner. I’m glad we took those to share so there’s not a full batch haunting our kitchen!
Look at these cutie face boys! We walked to the park in the sunshine with grandma today and it was F.U.N. Gavin and Henry both loved the merry go round and Gavin is such a climber!
These photos are from the last week of February and the first week of March. What about Big feeding Small his first ever solid food? We hadn’t planned to feed Henry baby food until after he was six months but he has been so obsessed with food since about five months that we decided to give it a try. Gavin was so excited to be the feeder. We picked up some baby food at the store one day and Gavin was astounded. “Like right now? Right now we’ll feed him when he’s so tiny?!” Hen was a good little food trier and had a few bites before he turned his head away in refusal. Gavin fed him sweet potatoes for his first food. We’ve since tried bananas and pears and sweet potatoes a couple more times. So far he hasn’t been the least bit interested in any of those things. However… refried beans at our neighborhood Mexican restaurant, Greek yogurt and toast have been high on his priority list lately. Maybe this guy will be like his big brother and have no interest in baby food, he’ll just move right into eating sushi and capers. ;)
Today we went to OMSI with Grandma. Gavin could have stayed busy there all week & Henry tried to get in on the action too. PS how cute is he in his first ever baseball cap?!
Our tiny guy had his SIX MONTH birthday last weekend! What? I don’t know how he’s already a half a year, but it’s true. He celebrated by taking part in his first 5K walk with Grandma Tracy & mama and big brother. He wore a crown and people kept calling him princess, but whatev, he was a mighty cute (and masculine, might I add) little 5K-er.
Henry continues to be a content and calm and sweet little creature. He makes his opinion known about certain things, like when he really wants to nurse and I try to slip him a pacifier, or when we take away a toy that he wants to keep. He’s especially opinionated when it comes to chewing on paper and plastic packages. You have to have your priorities, am I right?
We started Henry on solid food a few weeks ago, which we hadn’t planned to do until after 6 months, but he has just been SO obsessed about anything we’re eating or drinking. So far the only things he has really liked are big people foods like apples, honeydew, and olive bread. Toasted with butter please. He doesn’t know how to chew or swallow if he actually gets something in his mouth, but boy oh boy does he want to try.
Other things about our guy at 6 months:
- Weight: 18 pounds
- Height: 26 inches
- Teeth: 2 on bottom
- Clothing size: 6 months (but not for much longer!)
- Physical stuff: rolling over both directions, sitting up, raising arms to be picked up, putting everything in his mouth, wants to stand CONSTANTLY. Ever since he learned to sit up on his own, now all he wants to do is stand. He stiffens his legs and won’t bend his knees if we try to sit him down.
- Likes: peek a boo, eskimo kisses, dance dance dance, anything Gavin says or does, water glasses, being held, toys he can hold and shake, Riley & Delilah, crib mobile & soother, pat a cake, taking a bath
- Dislikes: shirts going over his head, being buckled into the car seat
- Nicknames: Hen, Henners, Hot Dog, Maroo, Bupperton, Bup
Friends, he is seriously so loveable and sweet. Such a content boy with the biggest, brightest eyes. We sure do love our Henry.
Don’t let this guy tell you he isn’t ticklish. He is, in a big way! Also don’t let him get ahold of your smart phone… If you’re my friend on Facebook you probably already know that this character somehow purchased two lift tickets earlier this week. Luckily my credit card on file with the website was expired so the purchase got stopped. Slow down Hen, you’re too little to hit the slopes.