Saturday, October 31, 2015

Life Since July

Lots of life has happened since July...

The best way is to recap using pictures!

The Riherds came for a visit to Holiday World!

Henrik discovered the bouncy bridge and overcame his fear of slides in August! 

He also discovered fruit smoothies.
He's a big fan.

Finally got the boy to wear a hat!

 My boys took a helicopter ride at the Air Show this year in September. 
I willingly stayed on the ground :)
Henrik still talks about it. 
"Helicopter go hiiiiigh in the skyyyyyy!"
"Henwik was big bwave boyyyy!"

Lots of visits to the park. 
He loves to sit and watch the cars go by. 

He's likes to help me finish any apple I'm eating. 

This boy loves going on walks around the neighborhood.

Anytime we are near any sort of emergency vehicle or construction truck we must stop and observe...for at least 10 minutes. 

This was at a local gas station.
We were there for about 7 minutes admiring :)

We've had a couple more big things that've happened since July, but I'll save those for another post. 
Hope you enjoyed the update!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Family. Fun. Fireworks.

That pretty much sums up our 4th of July celebrations. 
I look forward to the day when I can teach Henrik about this special day and what it means to our country. 
(I'm glad I'll get a couple of years to brush up on my American history.)
But for now we'll stick with the basics- good food and lighting things on fire.

I was worried that Henrik wouldn't be interested in fireworks this year.  Last year he was sawing logs before we even grilled one hot dog. But thankfully this year was different. 

Enjoying the show
Todd bought a small package of fireworks, some sparklers, and "poppers."  

Before bath time and bed time we all went outside to have a little fun with the little man. 

I was pleasantly surprised with how engaged Henrik was. 

He loved the "poppers" (no surprise there- the boy loves to throw stuff!).  
But he found the most joy when throwing them at anyone's feet and watching them jump up in the air and yell.  He thought it was hilarious. 
Grammy was the official "poppers" dispenser
Pop Pop being a good sport, dodging poppers
Henrik, clearly thrilled.

He also watched (and didn't cry or run away) when Todd set off the small bunch of fireworks and sparklers. 
The first 6pm :)
As you can see, he didn't stray far from these two.

Henrik and his Pop Pop

It was a successful 4th of July!
I was able to snag a quick picture of my little man and me.

In a couple years, maybe we'll let Henrik stay up long enough to see the big daddy fireworks. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Beach Day 3

Our third day went similar to Day 2.  
More screaming and crying on the beach.

Look at those eyes :( He was miserable.

This was all he wanted to do.
Needless to say, Henrik and I hung out in the condo.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Beach Day 2

The rest of the Petzold clan headed out for Disney on Tuesday morning while we headed to the beach. 

Todd had the brilliant idea to give Henrik his paci while on the beach to hopefully chill him out, so he would walk on the beach without having to be held like Monday.

It worked!
For about 15 minutes.
Then he kept dropping his paci on the beach and one of us would have to scramble to get it, wipe it off, and re-insert it as quickly as possible.
Then he wanted to be held while he had his paci. 
When we did not acquiesce to his demands he brought out the shrill screams and crying.

So I volunteered to take him back to the condo and entertain him until naptime. Then I would be to go to the beach while Todd stayed with him.

He was much happier once we got back. 
Thank goodness I packed a few toys, games, and books.

After his nap, we decided to try the beach again.  Todd was able to sneak a hat on his head by distracting him with Cheerios. 

He liked being on Todd's shoulders as we walked up and down the beach.

He quickly wanted to walk on the beach when we saw a small little dog being walked on the beach.  
The afternoon was much better- hallelujah! 

We headed back to the room, got cleaned up, and had dinner. 
By the way- Henrik eats even more when at the beach. For example, at lunch, he had 2 ham slices, 1 veggie pouch, strawberries, and 2 whole bananas.

We were pretty wiped out, but stayed up to hear about their trip to Disney. 
They got back around 9:00 and it sounded like they had fun.

This might be one of my favorite pictures so far. 

 (He's wearing Kaye's hat)

And that's a wrap on Day 2!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Henrik's First Beach Day

This trip is full of firsts. 
First plane ride, first beach trip, first time sleeping in a strange place.

Henrik's first trip to the beach has been a memorable one so far.

We didn't make it out to the beach with our little tot on Sunday- lots of unpacking/grocery run/getting settled for the week.  But we were out there with the other early birds Monday.

He was excited and showed no signs of fear...


Until the waves swept over his shoes and pulled the sand from beneath his feet.  He plopped down right in the water. Then proceeded to scream.

Poor buddy.  

But all was not lost.  
After he calmed down he really enjoyed going into the ocean and "jumping" over the waves.
Just as long as someone was holding him and didn't let one of his feet touch the sand.

Maybe we'll try walking on the beach tomorrow.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday Funsie


Classic Henrik dance moves.

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.