Sunday, February 22, 2015

The New Brother - NOW WITH VIDEO


 It is popularly known that Simon has a very real obsession with puppies. That is not an overblown perception. He has talked about puppies every single day since he could speak. He pretends he is a puppy. He talks about when he will 'grow up and be a puppy'. He sleeps with 20 stuffed animal puppies, and carries one with him at all times. He was a puppy for Halloween. He wants a puppy birthday party. All. Things. Puppy.
He may be in therapy when he is 18 if he realizes he is not yet a puppy.

But for this year, he asked Santa for a real puppy. (He has finally caught on to what Santa is actually good for.)

So, he wrote Santa a letter:

 "Santa, I want a puppy. Love, Simon"



 And Santa delivered.


He even delivered one that looks a LOT like Simon's favorite toy puppy.

 Meet Sprocket.


 And here is the special surprise delivery:



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Beaming


As terrible as I have been about updating the past year, I really wanted to document this one. 

I am SUPER proud of H for receiving the Loyalty Character Award at his school last week! 

I was at the assembly because I was helping with his Valentine's Party - not knowing he would receive this. As the principal was introducing the award and reminding the kids what 'loyal' means, I was thinking 'I could see Henson getting that award someday'. 
Yes. I know. I'm his mother and of course I would say that. But, even though I didn't know they would be calling his name, I was really not that surprised. This kid has been loyal to others from the beginning. He genetically comes by that from his dad, in my opinion. 
So, yes. I'm his mom, and I have my right to brag on my kid. I am so proud of him, and it makes a mom feel good to know that her sweet boy is showing that to others when I'm not around to see it.

Bringing things back to 5-year old reality:  
Henson's reaction to getting the award, 
"I didn't know I was THAT nice to people." 
Welp. There ya go. Wah wah.