Tuesday, July 31, 2012
If I could describe you in one word it would be Magical. I could watch you all day long, everything you do is so magnificent, silly, imaginative, daring, uninhibited, thoughtful--I am completely in love. I love watching you play make believe by yourself with imaginary ninjas. I love when you look at me unprompted and tell me you love me SOOOO much:) I love your hippo teeth and the fact that you still have your chubby cheeks. I love that you don't care about being the designated bad guy when you play with your bros, you just go with the flow. I love your scratchy voice, it melts my heart. I love when you come into a room, you jump in like a superhero and make a silly face. I love that when you are about to escape out of the pew at church you wind back like a cartoon and then sprint away. You spread joy and magic wherever you are and I just can't get enough of you.
Love Love Love
Henry will magically appear in the bed, he used to scream for me at
night, but I think he realized that I made him go back to bed if he made a lot of noise so he decided to take a more stealthy approach. Now I do not even hear him come in and I wake up in
the morning with an extra body. Good thing he is a great snuggler.
Henry will often look up at me and say "you are the best dad ever" or
"you are my favorite dad" which just melts my heart
Sammy asked me to show him my muscles so I pulled back my shirt and
flexed my biceps to which Henry said "Nice elbows, Dad"
Grandpa Jim would always tease Henry and call him Hank, to which Henry
would respond "I'm not a Hank, I'm a Henry"
Henry loves to have books read to him, and it is hard to say no when
he comes up in his sheepish voice and asks " Will you read this book
for me..please... pretty pretty please"
Henry is a great dancer and will dance at the drop of a hat. When we
do the lemonade stand Henry get's customers by doing his patented
Henry has had this idea that when he turns 4 he will be big. He has
said that he is still small because he is 3 but when he turns 4 , then
he will be big.
I love Henry, he is a smart, kind, and loving big boy.
More notes on THE HEN:
Henry was playing paper,rock,scissors. They always say "Paper, rock, scissors, shoot" But instead of saying "shoot" he was coming up with other weapons such as "paper, rock, scissors, banana peel" and my favorite "paper, rock, scissors, ghost" while he made spooky hands and walked around like a ghost. He also did "paper, rock, scissors, eyeball" and "paper, rock, scissors, everything."
Today in the car Luke and Sammy were going back and forth saying "you taste like underwear" "you taste like poop" and other gross things. Henry pipes up from the middle row of the suburban, very nonchalantly, "you taste like...babies, you taste like Light. I'm a jellybean."
Today they have been playing some version of pretend. Henry is Chunky Face (the superhero) Luke is Jack (the sidekick), and Sam is "Bad Guy." Later, as I was feeding Vivi they were pulling all their bedding out to the yard and when I walked out to check on them they were lying on their backs looking up at the sky. Later Luke told me that they were playing "I Spy in the Sky" and Henry saw a balloon that spilled it's milkshake. When I laughed Luke said seriously, "No, really Mom."