Henry is 18 months old today. In a few days we will have his 18-month well child visit and find out where he is at for weight and height. It has all really slowed down since he turned one. Currently he has 14 teeth; he recently has pushed through his canines on the bottom but we are still waiting on the top. You can see the points, so it is only a matter of time.
Te celebrate his half birthday we went out to eat at Country Kitchen. Taking him out to eat can be such a stressful event. So much easier to go some place like McDonalds or Pizza Ranch where there are things for the kids to do and it's ok for them to be out of their seats. After dinner we went to Alexander Park. Henry really has no fear. He is willing to try pretty much anything at the park. The higher and faster something goes, the happier it makes him.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Henry is FEARLESS! He just started running to get on this. He just doesn't have long enough legs to boost himself up on to things. The first slide (a quite tall one!) he went down by himself, but after that I made him go down with me so he wasn't waiting for me on either end. He had so much fun and ended up taking a 3 hour nap today, normally it's a 2 hour nap. He moved non-stop and only stopped for 10 minutes when we had snack. This was at the Burnsville Pump It Up!
This is something super easy to do and super fun. You just mix food coloring in shaving cream. I knew it was going to be messy and since it was too cold outside to take this activity, I decided an early bath time was in order. It was used as both finger paints and brush paints on both the tub, the tub wall, and their bodies. Easy clean up when it's in the tub!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
The Alpaca Show had free parking & free admission (& free candy at different booths!) and lots of free fun for Henry. He just loves animals. He was so happy and giddy and could stop laughing and chatting to the alpacas. He seriously talked more to all of them than we ever hear him talk at home. Non-stop chatter.
Henry got a little taste of what summer is like and he thinks it's fantastic (not that he used those exact words, but close).
Henry loves animals so he enjoyed looked at everything. Although the "touch" areas are not reachable for him and all he can do is splash water (& get in trouble for that.)
The MN SEA Life Aquarium (formerly Underwater Adventures) added this play area at the end for kids 5 & under. It was perfect for Henry. At first, Isabel was a little bored with it until her friends finished getting through the aquarium and they could do some imaginary play with the play area, but Henry loved crawling, climbing & exploring.
It has been nice out lately and these are pictures taken from a couple days last week fo Henry playing outside. He loves anything with wheels and is frequently on the trike or in the car or asking to ride in the toddler seat on the bike.
Henry chose a 10-pack of Hot Wheels as something he wanted to spend some of his money from Christmas from Grandma & Grandpa S. He loves playing with cars/truck/tractors/anything with wheels. The whole ride home from the store he kept studying the box and look at the cars. He was very excited when we got home and he could finally open it and play with them.