Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
We had a very emotional Sunday as my husband simultaneously mourned the Yankee season ending before October and Yankee Stadium having its last hurrah! We watched ESPN for 5 hours as the nation and our family said good-bye to an icon of America's favorite pastime. Luckily Ryan went to New York this summer with his dad, so they could say good-bye in person to Yankee Stadium...the House that Ruth Built. Here are a few pictures of their time...
And one day baby Henry will hear the stories of the original Yankee Stadium and experience the NEW Yankee Stadium with his Papa and his Daddy.
Note: My favorite Yankee of all time is Lou Gehrig. Mainly, because two years ago I was reading his life story with a small group of fourth graders in a Scott Foresman and I started crying...good stuff!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
We also sing, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed." When it gets to that part he points his fingers and jabbers like he is yelling at the monkeys...he is our little monkey!
He loves to play Peek-A-Boo. Last week he was saying Keek-aaaa-boooo, but just this week he started saying, "Peeek-aaa-booo!" He plays it with his hands, his clothes or the curtains.
He loves to play with his farm, read books (jabbering), he waves bye-bye, blows kisses, he can say bye-bye, he repeats sounds a lot. Even though he has had an ear infection to some degree for the past 2 months, he is very happy and hilarious.
He talks a lot, I do not know where he gets it. He mostly jibber jabbers. Still likes to get into wires. He LOVES to move the furniture around and has been seen standing on his own and trying to go from squatting to standing (twice playing peek-a-boo with his cousin). Last night when Ryan put him in his crib, he grabbed his blankie that Mrs. Kleen made him and cuddled with it. OH and he LOVES Sesame Street...ya, we love it too. Should a one year old watch TV? Yes, especially when Ernie is on!
We both start daycare tomorrow and my heart is breaking. I am teaching a 2-3 year old class and Henry starts in the almost 1 room with lots of friend he met on Friday. He almost flew out of my arms to get to them as they were painting (ya 11 month olds painting). I know he will be fine and I can visit him, but I am still sad. I'll let you know how it goes.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
On Labor Day I had the big idea of going to the zoo with our family. Me and Ryan, Henry, my baby sister Tara, my big sister Liz, my brother-in-law Wayne and the other loves of my life my nephews Zach and Zane all ventured out to one of the top 5 zoos in the U.S.--the Phoenix Zoo.
It was a nice warm day in sunny Arizona. Actually it was hot, with the occasional cloud covers that we were thankful for.
So who loved the zoo? Zach of course did reading us the signs and running to all the exhibits. He was only disappointed by the animals who were too hot to come and acknowledge his presence...most of them did come over to him. I heard a few times from Zach, "Why are all the animals looking at me?" The elephant even stopped what he/she was doing and came over to him.
2 year old Zane loved it! He was soooo excited and cute about EVERYTHING, especially the orangutans!
Henry also loved the zoo...he loved to point at everything just like his cousins. I knew Henry would like it based on our daily bird watching...and he did even with no nap!
At the end of the day, I was ready to leave, but knew I would be back. Although I do not personally like the zoo...I love three little boys who LOVE the zoo!