Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Funsie

A little blond nugget learned to climb on the couch this week. 

He now enjoys reading to Ruby while she tries to nap. 



Monday, April 27, 2015

18 Month Update

This little boy just gets more fun every day!
Hey that's my name!

He has grown up so much in the past three months.

Weight: 27.2 lbs   85%ile
Height: 34"    93%ile 
Head Circ: 47.5cm   53%ile

The Pediatrician said that Henrik will be over 6 ft when he grows up based on the numbers.  He was also impressed at the number of words Henrik can say and body parts he can identify.  High-five Hank!

I've included the list from his 15 month post, so you can see all the ways he grown. What's new is in blue!

Loves:
Books
Anything with wheels
Stuffed bear named "Mr. Rupp"
Moosey (stuffed moose)
Children's Music- Raffi, Wee Sing Bible Songs, etc.
Making funny faces (see below)
Ruby
Jumping on the couch or bed (which we allow rarely)
Being chased
Playing Peek-a-boo around corners
Chasing Ruby
Drinking out of his dinosaur cup
Songs: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Old MacDonald"
Looking at his shadow on the ground or wall

Oooooh shadow!



He loves pointing at things in books. He thinks the girl on the scooter is Mina.

Here are some of his favorite books:
Biscuit series- He seeks this one out and we've been known to try and hide it because he wants us to read ALL 10 STORIES each time.
Hop on Pop
Baby Cakes
Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees
Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Go Baby Go
Karen Katz (lift the flap) books
Books with pictures of real babies (Baby Food, Hugs and Kisses)
My First Truck Board Book 
Dig Dig Diggers 
Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo
Machines at Work 
My First Book of Animals
No David!
The Pokey Little Puppy 

Check out his little monkey toes on the basket.

Wheels wheels and more wheels

Even Mommy's leg can be a racetrack

Foods he will eat:
Pancakes
Lemon Poppy Seed muffins
grapes
oranges
sweet potato
chicken
sliced turkey
pouches (which mommy splurges on for lunch)
Cheerios plain or with sunflower seed butter on them
Ham 
Pork
Sushi
Strawberries
Pineapple
(He hates raspberries and any green veggie)

Enjoying some Old Hickory bbq pork.

Having a snack
This kid could eat oranges at every meal.

Words he can say:
Mama
Dada
Pop Pop/Papa
Purple
Dog (di-duh)
Bubble
Bye Bye
Dogbone
Ball
 Blue "booo"
Yellow "yeyah"
Car "caa"
All Done
Mina
Aubrey- he tries, but it comes out as "oh oh"
Baseball/Basketball "ba ball"


Love his little goofy grin

Close up time, Mama!

Animal Sounds he can imitate:
Cow- "moo"
Pig- "oink oink"
Snake-"sssssss"
Duck- "quack quack"
Chicken - "cluck cluck"
Elephant- purses lips and spits (if that makes any sense)
Puddles (a character in the Biscuit books)- "bow wow"
Camel- spits
Bear/Lion/Dinosaur- "rooooooaar" 
Turkey- "gobble gobble"
Monkey- "ah ah ah"
Sheep- "mah mah" this sounds real gargle-y

Making some calls

Taking a ride with Mr. Rupp

Things he can do:
Wave
Stand
Clap 
Drum
Walk with a walker toy
Dance to music (He bounces up and down. It's adorable!) 
 Smile (on command)
Frown 
Walk 
Run
"Talk" on a play phone
Put his dirty pjs in his laundry basket
Kick a ball
Walk backwards
Use sign language for the words "more" and "please"
Point to objects in books to hear their name 
Can point to objects in a book "where is the cow?"
Show his belly- he likes this one a lot :)

Biiiiig belly :)

Walking around outside

Body parts he can find:
Head
Tummy
Toes
(plus the one part I wish he'd leave alone...) 
 Eyes
Ears
Arms/Hands
Nose
Mouth/Tongue
Legs
Bellybutton


 Questions He can Answer:
What's your favorite color? Blue "boooo"
Who made you? God did it.  "Ga did dit"
Who loves you? Dada
How old are you? "Uh" he says and points one finger.
How does thunder go? "Ba boom!"


Speaking of thunder!

Discipline has been more of an issue since he's started walking. The biggest issues we're having right now is him being feisty on the changing table (trying to roll all the way over) and trying to touch the tv equipment.

Sleeping Update: 
Down to 1 nap a day. 
Goes to bed at 6pm and sleeps until 6am. 
No more dream feed at 9pm. 

Waiting for Dada to get home


This picture cracks me up. He loved pushing the grocery cart around at Aunt Ashy and Uncle Dan's house.  Daddy and Uncle Dan loved trying to get a large ball in the moving target.

My little nugget is getting so big!
It's a lot of fun seeing how his mind is beginning to grasp all these new things.
What a blessing this boy is!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Funsie

Nothing beats a cardboard box.


He loved pushing his cars around. 

He invited Mr. Rupp to play in his box.


Then he decided to pretend to take a nap.


 Later on that afternoon, while Swiffer-ing the kitchen floor I realized he was a little too quiet (which any mom knows is not a good thing). 
I came out from the kitchen to find him just like this:


In his little box surrounded by books and trucks and his phone (in case his cousin, Mina, calls). 
I love him.
He makes me smile every day.

PS- This little guy is 18 Months today! 
I've got a post in the works, but I'm waiting for his doc appointment on Monday to get official stats for the update :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Funsie: Easter

Easter was a while ago, I know, but I'm just now getting to those photos on my camera.

This was Henrik's first Easter that he was able to participate. Hooray!

It was a busy day and the fun began after his morning bottle.
The Easter Bunny brought him some cars, a ball, and a book.
 
Of course he went straight for the ball!
But he played with the cars all morning long.
 There's nothing better than celebrating Jesus rising from the dead with some delicious food and lots of family around.
Aubrey holding my Aunt's rabbit, Clover.

Are they not the cutest?

I don't think Grammy and Pop Pop's smiles could be any bigger.
After a hefty meal, we all went outside with the kiddos for an Easter egg hunt.

 Clearly, Henrik is an egg finding pro!





Henrik was so precious finding the eggs and putting them in his basket.

We also tried to snag a few family photos during the day, but that was quite tricky with a busy toddler. 


 I totally forgot that my parent's had a super cute little car! He loved the Cozy Coupe. I think he wore out Grammy and Pop Pop's driveway. 

Chillin like a villain
"OK, who's turn is it to push me?"

 
 

Grammy and Pop Pop's driveway has never seen such traffic



It was such a fun day!
So many wonderful gifts to celebrate on Easter!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Funsie: Shopping Mishap

I ordered a few Ralph Lauren shirts for Henrik from my favorite consignment website.
They came in Thursday afternoon and I eagerly opened the box to admire the goodies.

But I immediately noticed one of the shirts looked different.

First off, the solid light blue shirt had a lot more buttons. Hmmm, that's weird.
Plus, it looked a little smaller than his other 2T shirts.

Let's try this puppy on!

Once he had it on, I began to notice other details that puzzled me.

The sleeves were gathered at the shoulder.  That's not usually on boys shirts...


And the Polo emblem is in multiple colors...usually it's all in one solid color.

I noticed seaming along the back of the shirt. Once again, not on boys shirts.

So at this point I'm pretty sure I bought my son a girl's shirt. 

But I notice under the collar, what looks like men's necktie fabric with skull and crossbones.
What?!

I started to question my conclusion, but even with the skull and crossbones, I'm still pretty positive this is a girl's shirt.

So it was quickly removed from the boy and it will promptly be returned.
Thanks, Mom. 

All of the preceding events unfolded in about 8 minutes total before the light bulb came on.
Maybe a sharper person would have figured it out just by looking at the buttons. Haha, oh well!