Sunday, December 11, 2011

8 Months and Officially Mobile

Simon turned 8 months today, and it celebrates one whole week of changing Henson's life. Yes, Henson has realized that Simon can now crawl and get his cars, and intrude on his space all by himself. Simon is thrilled.

He is also pulling up.
I will admit I have had a few flub moments this past week because I have not been ready for this quite yet. I'm rallying, now, though. I'm good. I'm good.

(Oh, and see how short that outfit is on him? That is 6-12 months. See that box? Those are 12-18 month clothes. Those are now in Simon's drawer and I put all 6-12 month away because they are too small. He'll be taller than I am by the time he is three! But, then I won't have to climb on top of my cabinets to reach the good plates anymore.)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

I'm not going to lie and say I wasn't a little terrified by the idea of this in the beginning.

But it couldn't have gone better.

Boy cousin sleepover:

Screaming at the dinner table

CARS Movie on the pullout

Cutest cousins ever

Henson and Bode slept on a pallet TOGETHER in Henson's room. Asleep by 9:30 and I didn't hear a peep all night. I think the success is because I'm awesome, but I think they deserve soooome credit for being pretty amazing themselves, I guess.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

7 months

Simon is 7 months as of yesterday.
No crawling yet, but he can turn in a complete circle on his tummy, get to his tummy from sitting, scoot backward, and get one knee up and under him before he falls.
He says 'mama' and 'ba' and has discovered squealing and clicking his tongue. He's getting the 'high five' down and can clap.

I am much better at documenting on the blog that his baby book. For those that have blogs, I'm thinking they should make an easy way to turn your blog into a keepsake book, or something. Much easier and more realistic that baby books and scrapbooking (which I gave up long ago). Anyway...

Friday, November 11, 2011

I'm so slow

Last weekend:

OC Homecoming

Good friend, Kevin Peters' wedding
(so what if I am posting a pic of me with my friends who moved to Abilene and now live next door to each other making me totally jealous and missing them like crazy. They were at the wedding. That is the picture. There.)

Paul Simon in concert. Ii was so excited about this concert. He is one of the most original, genuine, and creative musicians out there. He has been able to top charts and please the masses as well as continually creating new music and sounds making for a very diverse collection of works while still keeping his music personality.

Now, notice the proximity of me to Paul.


This little lobby concert occured because of technical difficulties in the Civic Center auditorium. Paul wanted to apologize to the audience for the delay. Umm...apology accepted! Lucas noticed a friend standing at the ropes in front of the setup about 30 minutes before the real concert was supposed to start. He asked him what the deal was and he has the inside scoop before anyone else knew because he had been back stage. Therefore, we got these amazing spots. I could have stretched out my arm and touched him. Why didn't I do that!?! Ugh. I mean, this man is a genius! Such a bonus to just getting to see his original concert.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Comparison - 6 months

I hear all the time how much my boys look alike. I don't really think they do. What do you think based on them each at 6 months?

I will very likely be doing these often since all their stages/months are the same. And I expect you opinion every time. You've been warned.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Visit to Great Grandma Lashley's

Henson & Grandma Lashley - 2010Henson & Grandma - 2011
4 Generations

Grandma making Simon laugh:

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's been a month. I guess I have to accept it.

I turned 30. One month ago. There have already been several times I have claimed to still be 29. Not necessarily on purpose...maybe a little, but mostly just can't believe it. I had a sinus infection on my actual birthday, and the kids both got sick with that nasty, nasty stomach bug for about 5 days following. Good entry into this next decade. I think that is really why I haven't noticed the change in age. My life is still pretty much the same. Wonderful, but just life, ya know?

Anyway, it's not so bad. I'm ready for the thirties. Bring it.

I did get to celebrate though:

My hubs got asked to MC the national Sonic Corp. conference in Vegas a week before my birthday, so we made a 30th B-day trip out of it too.

I touched a sting ray at the Mandalay Bay Aquarium.
We ate good food and went to see Ka, an awesome Cirque show.
The week after my b-day, Lucas and my friends surprised me with a great dinner downtown. Great times.

Thank you to this guy for everything. Glad to be spending my birthdays with you.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Birthday Baker

I have tried before to let Henson make cookies with me, but he was terrified of the Kitchenaid. (how dare he!)
It had been awhile since I tried, so today being Grammie's birthday, I thought we would try again. He was very excited and a great helper. Especially when the dough was finished...

Always the best part of making cookies.
Making sure the finished cookies were up to par for Grammie.
Birthday cookies delivery...and eating Grammie's birthday cookies...

Happy birthday to a wonderful Grammie! We love you!

~Henson & Simon