Sunday, August 18, 2013

Playing catch up

Hello again! It's been too long :) I went back to work in early July so days have been spent at work, afternoons and evenings spent with my adorable son and husband and nights spent doing lesson plans and grading papers. That leaves zero time for anything else. So I made time tonight... I stayed up late :) Forgive the multitude of pictures, I'm glad I have at least remembered to pick up the camera every now and then these days. 

Playing in the sprinkler. 

He may kill me one for posting all of these pictures of him in his underwear but dang, he is cute! 

 Henry is getting better at playing with blocks and doing things on his own. 

 So proud of his work :) 

 The monsoons hit Tucson finally and Henry LOVES playing in the rain. He is a true desert child :)  

 Let's face it, I love the rain too! 

This truly shows how long it's been since I've blogged! Here are some pics from the 4th of July! 

 All decked out for our BBQ. 

 Playing with sparklers. 

After we had dinner, we bathed Henry and put him in his pjs. We loaded up the car and trucked over to A mountain. We were bummed that the fairgrounds didn't have fireworks this year, that would have been way closer! Henry had fun hanging out in the back of the car, playing with sparklers and seeing some fireworks. I, on the other hand, was hot and tired. 

Cheesy smile :) 

 I like the pics I took without the flash, so cool looking! 

 I had to point out the fireworks so Henry would look at them. He wasn't too impressed. He would watch for a few second and then then get bored and start playing in the car. 

 Not a bad view from where we were parked. 

 Henry enjoyed the marshmellows I had brought along to make smores. 

 Me and my baby! 

When I went back to work, Henry continued to nap during the day. However, when it came time to put him to bed, he would stay up until 10 or 11 at night! I think he really wanted to spend as much time with me as possible, was well rested from his nap and just plain didn't want to go to sleep at night. After some super late nights and trying to function at work on a few hours of sleep, we made the tough call to cut out his afternoon nap. It makes for a long day but the nights are soooooo much better. He goes to bed at 8:30 and is out like a light within a few minutes. Makes things easier at night but tough during the day. So we did a little compromise. Instead of a nap, we have "rest time." I make a little bed on the floor in the living room, put on a DVD and let him rest for an hour or so. He usually doesn't sleep but he at least gets to calm down and relax for a bit. Seems to be working ok... for now ;)

Henry enjoying his rest time. 

 How can you not love this face???

Em took these for me while I was working one day. Henry is dancing away to some of his favorite music :) 

 After a little rain, the sand in our backyard was just right for sandcastles. 

 James found a baby lizard, Henry loved it! 

 Nana pushing Henry on the swings. 

 We got a nice big storm with lots of rain. Henry HAD to play in it. 

 My friend Mary had her baby shower and I just had to get a belly pic with her :) 

 Henry wrote his name all by himself! Not bad for a three year old! :) 

 Summer time means ice cream! 

Totally different day, same messy boy.  Milk moustache  :) 

 We got Henry a new dresser so we could move the little one from his room into the baby's room. Here is the box from the dresser. There are tons more pics of him in the box but none of them are appropriate since he was naked ;) 


 Today I asked Henry what he wanted to do. He said let's get me a pirate hat to go with my eye patch! Uhhhh, ok. So we went on a hunt and found a cute hat at Party City. He wore it all over town and got some interesting looks from people and some compliments. 

James went camping this weekend and Henry wanted to go too. I'm not ready for that quite yet so he stayed home with mama and we build a tent for camping in the living room :) 

I had taken so many pictures of Henry, when I was done, he copied what I said and did and took some pictures of his toys. It was adorable to hear him tell them what to do, where to look and tell them good job for a good smile :) 

Say cheese Woody! 

I really, really need to get a belly pic up and some new pics of the baby's room. It is about done :) I am starting to get excited about the baby coming. I've been super nervous but just last weekend, I finally started to be happy and excited :) We only have about seven weeks to go!!! 

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