Sunday, August 7, 2011

Henry is 3!

Last Sunday was Henry's Birthday! I am completely obsessed with this child. Everything he does, every sigh and laugh is just amazing to me(I am his mom). Sam and I just look at each other like "this kid is unreal."

For instance....

2 nights ago we had put him to bed and it had been several minutes and he walks nonchalantly into the living room where me and Sam are and says "Hi Friends" like he's coming to visit.

He loves to pretend to be a puppy. He will whimper like a puppy until you say "Good boy" and then he pants in happiness.

He shares his food with the dog next door through the fence. I caught him the other day lazily sitting by the fence taking turns biting a peanut butter sandwich with Atlas.

He's really into saying "Check this out Mommy" or "Check out my toy" or whatever he is holding. If he doesn't know what he is holding he will say "Check out my this, Mommy." The other day in the car he had a dirty diaper and said very matter-of-factly, "Check out my poo, Mommy."

He says things backward like he's speaking Spanish, for instance "Check out my Dinosaur Orange, Mommy"

If the boys and/or Daddy are wrestling he will just throw his body on top of whatever mass is rolling on the floor. He always keeps up with the big boys.

He has a raspy voice and an evil laugh.

I love his gap tooth, he looks like he has hippo teeth.

He's still a little soft and chunky with big cheeks. Both the other boys were rails at this point, I love that he is still squishy.

He says "I love you" a million times a day and he loves to give tons and tons of kisses. This makes me happy.

When he is tired he wants your faces cheek to cheek and he puts his arm fully around your neck. It is so sweet.

He doesn't have a blanky or a toy he loves, he just plays with your knuckles. Sometimes when he is sad in the car I just reach back my non-driving hand and let him pinch away.

He only responds to kindness. One of the boys can demand something like a toy back that he stole, but he won't budge unless they ask really sweetly, then he gives it up immediately.

If I am trying really hard to get him to do something (usually eat healthy food) he will resist and resist, but if I start fake crying, he gives in immediately. (I know I am probably messing him up with this one, but sometimes you got to do what works:)

...just a few reasons I love Henry.


Julia Harps said...

So cute to be sharing your sandwich with the dog next door! I love that kid! Happy Birthday Henry!

The Smith's said...

He is so cute! Hopefully we are lucky enough to have a boy half as cute as him some day.

Jill said...

You are so smart to be documenting the sweet little things that you love about him. They grow up way too fast and I wish I had done this a bit more for my older boys because you think you will always remember and then you don't. I love the "check this out" thing. He is a cute little man, for sure.

Katie said...

I liked that peek into Henry's life. I haven't been around him enough to know his personality at all. Whenever we get together there are TOO MANY adults around and he's shy. I love blogs for this reason! Even though you live across the world, I can get to know your kids.

Happy Birthday Henry. You are squishy and you look like Michael. I like that.

Katherine said...

I just got way murdered. The kid is perfect!! I want to come out there right now! I am missing everything! UGH!! I love Henry. I seriously just thought about quitting my job earlier:)... worth it.

Brit said...

I loved reading this. Happy Birthday Henry. =)

Eva Jane said...

I love that boy! Thanks for sharing :) You're the best mom ever... Happy Birthday Henry!