So I realized recently that I haven’t been keeping up on updates of Henry. The last one was when he was 17.5 months old. He is now 21 months! (You are aware that is 3 months from two, right?!) Where does the time go?!?!
Like I have said before, I do it more for me to have a record as I do not write it down in a book. Plus this time goes so quickly and he CHANGES so quickly that I fear I won’t remember it all.
I often forget some of the little things he does because he is changing, what seems like, every single day! He is constantly learning, becoming his own
stubborn independent person, and constantly surprising us and making
us laugh. I am not sure how many times in a given day we utter the words "God, I love that kid"...but it is a lot. Unfortunately, I do remember the frustrating times and often forget
those special little moments. And let’s
be honest, those little moments can be the best.
So I am writing my update because I want to remember some of those special moments that can easily be jumbled into my scattered brain and forgotten.
I want to remember…..
….what it sounds like when you ask him “what does the lion say” and in this faint whisper of a voice he smiles and responds “roooooaaaaarrrr”.
….how last night I went to put him to bed and he was extremely ornery and had the giggles and out of the blue he turned MY head to the side, put his mouth on my cheek and just started blowing zerberts. And then he started kissing my face for a long time and it was SO slimy but we were both cracking up. yes, it delayed bedtime, but it was worth it.
….the way he says “No” because it is so sweet (even if it can be frustrating at times) and also so firm in his response to a question. He is becoming very opinionated.
….when he slept in bed with me at my parents (which he never has done before and doubt I will do again...mama needs her space) and we cuddled both nights. And by cuddle I mean most of the night he slept on me in some way....the best was with his head ON my feet.
….how he hugs me. Oh, I know I will NEVER forget this one. But right now, his hugs are simply amazing. We ask for “squeeze hugs” (tight hugs) and he wraps his arms around me and squeezes so hard. It truly is the best feeling.
…. the look of amazement and wonder when he sees something new. He says “WOOOOW” in the sweetest voice. It can be him seeing an ant crawl on the ground outside, seeing something new for the first time, or playing with his toys in a way that just amazes him in that very moment. The pure joy and wonderment on a child’s face is simply beautiful.
….how he has started saying “Oh Yeah!” every time you answer a question he asks you. Henry: Pointing to the new clock “Whats dis, mama?” Me: “That is a cat clock” H.: Big smile and giggles “oh yeah!!”
….how when we ask “How much do mommy and daddy love you” he puts his arms in the arm and we say “this much”!
….how when he runs he bends down and puts his arms behind and runs with his full body!
….the face he makes when you ask him to smile, or say cheese.
And folks, there is SO much more. SO. MUCH. MORE.
I need to get better at writing these moments down and capturing them in my memory. They are fleeting, and I don’t want to forget these little things.
Overall Henry right now is funny, incredibly sweet, stubborn, a thinker, active (SO active), inquisitive, and just so fun to be around.
(Ok, now insert tons of random pictures to show off Henry's personality!!)
The "what?!" face.
Looking so grown up!
He is totally cool on this bike.
(Me on the same dirt bike when I was 6...total bad ass.)
Sitting on the back of the couch, just watching the world go by :)
Loves to color.
Him with his best friend, Monkey.
"Go, Go, Go!"
He is looking more and more grown up every day and getting so big.
Look at him! This was him last year when we went home to my parents....
....and this was him this year. I know it is a year....but still, where is that tiny little baby?!?!
I mean, is he 21 months or 4 in this picture?? I am not really sure.
*SIGH* I absolutely love being his mom.