Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm a Dirty Pirate

What else would Henry be for Holloween but a Dirty Pirate? Infamous for his pillaging, Henriques the Englishman has been know to wreak havoc on unsuspecting toddlers in Room #9.

No toy, cracker or juice box is safe when Henriques decides it is time "to take his cut."

Here Henriques is carrying his special pumpkin from Uncle Mike. Check our Flickr account for more exploits.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Waves


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We get a kick out of Henry's waves lately. He waves at people in the grocery store. He waves bye bye when we drop him off at school. And he waves when he is ready for a nap. I caught a little video before a nap when he was trying to tell me it was time for one.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Trucks

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Henry gets pretty excited about trucks. Two of his favorite books are about trucks: construction trucks, farm tractors, utility trucks, big rigs, emergency trucks, and our favorties, the dump druck and the concrete mixer truck.

In the clip, Henry is repeating his word for "trucks," which often gets mixed up with "ducks." One of his books has a truck and a duck on the same page, very confusing.

One afternoon we were out running errands in Westerville. We stopped at a coffee shop on Main Street and watched trucks for about an hour. Sure enough, we saw just about every one of the trucks in his books. Henry was pretty excited.

If we ever move to a street with less traffic, Henry will miss watching the big trucks go by the house. Erin and I won't miss it though.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Henry's First Word

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Henry's been babbling on about quite a bit these days, especially when he comes home from school or hasn't seen mom for a couple hours.


"Shoes" is his first word we think is intelligible to those not versed in Henry speak. Dee Dee wanted Henry in shoes full time, so we have indoor shoes and outdoor shoes. When it's time for the outdoor shoes, he gets very excited.


Interestingly, Henry has linked the concept of his own shoes to the picture in the book. He identifies the shoes in the book as readily as he does the shoes on his feet, or our shoes in the closet.


Pretty cool to see him construct new meaning.