Saturday, January 24, 2015


I blogged so much more consistently when Brant was little, in part because I was at home, and only had one child, and wasn't involved in scouting, teaching full time and parenting two boys.  

You always hear how the second child or third, etc., doesn't have a baby book or there aren't as many photos (not a problem with me!) .  I swore it wouldn't happen to me!  After all, I blog!  I bought Henry his baby book!  I take photos! So yeah.  That has worked.  

So this is a catch up post for Henry.  

Henry is quite the talker these day, and has his own ways of saying things.  He's always called himself "Boy."  As in , "Boy likes this..." "Boy needs Mommy!"  And he has a way of adding "n" to the end of his words, " Boy liken trucks"  It's so cute.  

Lately, when I have been come home, Henry, who will now call himself Henry, says, "Henry (or boy) missed Mommy SOooooo much!"  or "Henry loves mommy soooo much!"  It melts my heart. 

Today we went to Saturday Mornings for the Very Young at school.  Henry was incredibly shy at first, clinging to me, hiding his face from Mr. Wall.  We went to Ms. Stacy's room and Henry, while enjoying himself, was not going to leave my side.   Stuck to me like glue, we went to the table to make a snowman.  He started to open up, talking about the parts we were gluing on.  A snowball fight, a story and a poem, and Henry was actually walking out by himself.  He enjoyed himself, but didn't say much about it as we went on about our day.  

Sitting at the dinner table, I asked Henry to tell "Granna" about what he did.  He told her about the fluffy snowballs, who woke the bear in the story, and what he put on his snowman.  I asked him, "and what about the song we sang?"  Thinking hard, I didn't think he'd remember.  And he made a big circle with his arms, like the fat snowman and told Granna all about it.  What a boy!! 

There are ton of cute things Henry says and does, I hope I can get them down to reread when he's older!

Upward Basketball 2015: Team Thunder

We always seem to miss registration for basketball but this year, we did it!  We decided to play Upward ball, because of the values and the scheduling.  Brant has never played basketball before, so this was a great learning season.  We have some friends who play in the same age group, so it's been fun playing against them as well.  Brant's old friend Zach, who was in his preschool class at Front Street, is on his team, and his dad coaches the team too. 

The national anthem is played before every game.
 Henry has learned to put his hand over his heart too!

It's so fun, all the kids get their names announced and get to run out to center court

It was so exciting during today's game.  Brant got a red star for defense as he really turned on the heat.  It's been fun watching him learn the game and grow in skills! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

A trip to see the Choo Choo trains

Last Saturday was our off day for basketball games, and Daddy was off besides.  We decided to head down to Spencer for the day, packing a picnic lunch and enjoying the reprieve from the dreary weather we've had for the past few weeks. 

Of course, Spencer is always a hit with our family, trains...need I say more.  It was fun to see Henry enjoy this time though.  He was really little the last times we went, and this time he came home with a full report to give Granna (Grandma). 

Henry is really talking now and it seems like every trip or experience we give him just broadens his vocabulary and expression.  Jumping when the train blew it's whistle he laughed, looked up at me and said, "Mommy, that train SCARED me!" He sounded just like an adult!

We headed home after a picnic lunch, by way of a few stops in Greensboro.  We ended up having dinner out at a new place, which was fun, and returned refreshed from our day trip.