Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Picture Perfect :)

Say CHEESE!!! Today we went to the Picture People to get Henry's two year pictures done. Needless to say, it was exhausting! He would not sit still, look at the camera or smile for anything! My sister Erin came with me to try to get some good pics. Someone should have taken pictures of the two of us! Jumping around, singing happy birthday, clapping, etc... I am a little happy that he was being so difficult because it made me feel better about all the times I have tried and failed to get pics. It's not just me!!! The lady even said he gets the most difficult award for the day... but at least he was happy while he was being uncooperative ;) I went ahead and got the entire CD because I felt like I did so much work that I should have something to show for all our hard work! Please enjoy my adorable son :) 

First shot. Still warming up and not quite sure what is going on. 

 For some reason, he kept playing with his hands . It was like a nervous habit. So strange because I've never seen him do this. But yay, a smile :) 

 So serious, and handsome! 

 I am so done just sitting here! 

 Such a coy little smile. 

 Here is his cheesy, say cheese, smile :) 

 Silly boy.

 He looks like I just put him in time out! All I wanted was a cute, smiling picture... or five or six :) 


He is up to something here. Probably plotting his escape. He kept saying, want to go play!  

 We tried a fire truck to try to get him to sit still and smile. It kind of worked. 


There he goes!  

Cheese? Can I go play now? 

 Ooh a beach ball! I love this picture, even though he is not smiling. It is still cute :) 

 He liked the chair too, for about three seconds. 

 I told him to build a sand castle so he actually tried to start digging in the floor :) 

 Playing with his hands again, but a sweet smile! 

 I was throwing the beach ball at him to get him to look at the camera and smile :) 

 And last but not least, my favorite picture! Totally natural smile and so relaxed. Next time, I will bring my own ball :) I love this boy!!! 

We made that poor photographer earn her money today! Now Henry and I both need a nap :) 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Birthday Pics :)

Henry's second birthday was a blast! We had lots of family over but you would never know from the pictures. I did this last year too! I handed the camera off and totally forget to get pictures of everyone else! D'oh! Anyway, Henry began his birthday with, what else, PRESENTS! He was still a bit unsure at first but got into it quickly. He opened one present first thing in the morning. It was a book, Polar Bear Polar Bear, what do you hear? He loved it and played with it all morning. I actually had to hide it so that he would open the other presents :) Here are some pictures from his present opening extravaganza.

Opening the first present of the bunch. 

 He was so excited to see the giant stuffed elephant! He wouldn't even let anyone else hold it while he opened other presents! 

 My little family amid a pile of presents :) 

 My sister Erin got Henry a light saber! I love that he is wearing his Darth Vader shirt while wielding his light saber! Thanks Auntie Zee Zee! 

Opening more presents.  Emily got him some adorable clothes with some of his favorite characters. She got him some Mickey PJs, Mickey shirt, Star Wars shirt and (ugh) the Beatles. He will look so cute in all his cool new gear! Thanks Auntie Em! 


Puzzles! Yay!  

 One of Henry's favorite things was a little plastic yo-yo thing that I got from the dollar section at Target! It really is the little things that make him happy :) 

 Opening his Bubble machine! I tried to get pictures of him using it outside but he was running so fast to try to catch the bubbles that he was just a blur! 

 We spent some time outside in the hot, hot heat where we played with the bubble machine and the cute picnic table that my mom got for him. Thanks Nana!! Look at that face! It's like he is posing :) 

 Trying to get a good family picture. That kid will not sit still! This is the best we got :) The sun makes it look like I have a horn or something! But Henry is kinda smiling so I call this a success! 

 Then it was time for cake. My sister, Erin made him a yummy white chocolate cake! Henry REALLY enjoyed everyone singing him happy birthday and blowing out the candles. He made us do it like three times! I love the pictures of me with my phone trying to get a video :) 

 I love how Henry was trying to blow out the candles. He was actually blowing down so it was hard for him to get to the candles. He did eventually get them :) 

 More outside pics after cake :) LOVE my sweet little two year old baby boy!!! 

 Mama and baby. Yes I will still be calling him my baby forever :) 

Henry had a fantastic birthday! Thank you to all our family who came over to spend time with our boy :) He truly enjoyed his birthday celebrations and was still talking about everything as I put him to bed tonight. Another great year is coming up, I just know it!!! :)

Birthday Video

Whew! I need a weekend to recover from my weekend! We had a ton of family over at our place the last couple of days to celebrate Henry's birthday so I have a million pictures to sort through from my phone, James's phone, our camera and the Flipcam. I am working on organizing them but I wanted to post this one video for now because I find it flippin' adorable!

We had to sing and blow out candles at least three more times. And the best part (that I, of course, could not get on video) was that after we were done and eating our cake, Henry would randomly break out into a verse of, Happy Birthday Dear Henry! Yaaaay! It was super cute :)

Birthday boy!!!

Today is Henry's second birthday! It seems like just yesterday that I met that tiny, little baby boy and now he is TWO! I remember the day (well actually, the night) that Henry was born so clearly. It was such a long process and I was so exhausted, but the minute I saw that adorable baby boy, I fell in love and my life changed forever. It has been a whirlwind of fun-filled chaos but I wouldn't change it for the world! I love that boy more than life itself :) He makes our life complete. Here is a look back :) 

First time James held Henry

My first time holding Henry. I think I was still in shock. He was just so PERFECT! 

First family photo! I look fantastic ;) 

 Skip ahead to Henry's first birthday! I like this family picture much better :) Look at the smile on that boy's face! How could you not just love him to pieces?! 

 Henry's first birthday party at Peter Piper Pizza :) Good times! 

Tomorrow (I hope!) there will be pictures from today's festivities :) Happy birthday to my sweet and precious baby boy! From what I hear, the two's are NOTHING compared to the three's so I am going to try to enjoy this year as much as I can :) Fun times ahead!!!