Henry turned 15 months old on Thursday and is as cute and enjoyable as ever. He is saying "Hi!" and waving, waving "bye", pointing at pretty much everything and saying "deese" ("what's this?"), and this weekend we discovered his constant "up-ah" is not Greek like we thought, but actually ". . .up above (the world so high). . ." from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. When I sing the song he does some hand moves and sings that line on queue every time. And he walks around saying it too.
His dance moves are getting better, as he now incorporates spinning, moonwalking, and headbanging into his routines. He is still really enjoying reading books, both right side up and upside down, and stacking and sorting. That kid is organized!
He has mastered drinking from straws, and still pretty much eats anything. He doesn't eat as well for us as he reportedly eats at school, and still requires LOTS of milk between 1am and 6am. He has energy in spades and an awesome sense of humor. He is getting into the "look at me doing something bad!" phase but he needs to work on his poker face some. Baths are getting dangerous so we've started doing morning showers with Daddy and he really likes those.
We had Grampa and Great Aunt Wynne in town last weekend, and next weekend Nana and Papa will be coming out again. We love having visitors! We are also REALLY looking forward to establishing our Bowerman Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions at home this year. While we will really miss spending time with family and friends, after the year we've had and at the age Henry is, it makes the most sense to be home. Thank goodness for Skype!
Now for the photos!
|Obligatory fall leaves pics!|
|These are. . .weird, Mom.|
|What's that? These used to be on the trees?|
|Check it out!|
|Such a good helper!|
|Rarely captured Mommy moment.|
|This is all just so. . .leafy!|
|Charlie Brown and Snoopy getting ready to party Halloween style.|
|He's a good man.|
|Buddies sitting nicely for the group shot.|
|Not everyone is as tolerant as Charlie.|
|Just eating pretzels, watching Michigan football, as you do.|
|Flu shot champ!|
|Cheesing it up.|
|Henry really spent a lot of time cleaning for Grampa's visit.|
|A snowy weekend.|
|Reading the paper in bed on a Saturday morning.|
|Waiting for haircuts (before he realized what was about to happen.)|
|Chillin' in his chair.|