Wednesday, July 14, 2010


There was a creek running practically right through our campsite. We took many "hikes" along it throughout the week. Really, we probably only walked about two minutes down then back up if you call that a hike. But it was very relaxing to hear the rapids and smell the fresh mountain air. Here's Mom, Grandma and Henry.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pack and Play

Another picture from our adventure up the Sierra Nevada's! This was the very first morning after we arrived. It was still a bit chilly out and we weren't ready to put Henry in the dirt yet. So we brought his pack and play (also his bed) out and put him in. He was more interested in checking out the breathtaking surroundings than playing with the toys we threw in with him.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Back to Civilization

So we went out to California to visit Mom's family. We got to go camping for eight nights up in the mountains. It was so beautiful and mostly relaxing - except when we had to put Henry down for naps. It was super cold during the evening, getting down in the 40's! But overall, I think Henry really enjoyed the time in nature and he definitely enjoyed the birthday cake :)

So we're back now and all really missing the mountains and California. It always feels like so long between visits... But we took lots of pictures and many of them will hopefully find their way to the blog in no particular order. This was one of the last days we were there, but I really liked this shot. More to come!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Henry

Henry is 1 year old today! What an incredible year it has been. Getting to watch him grow and learn and develop has been an incredible blessing! I look forward to more and more years of getting to know one another better. To honor the day, I'll post the very first picture ever taken of Henry. Then to see how much he's grown, a recent picture :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fun in the Sun

Mom's found some sweet deals this year at some garage sales! She found a fun swing that looks like a dolphin that is now hanging from a tree in our front yard. She also found a kiddie pool (it also looks like a dolphin) and Henry loves them both. We got to play in the pool one sunny summer afternoon. At first it was too cold and Henry would do everything he could to get out as soon as he touched the water. But Mom brought some hot water out and warmed it up a bit. He's always really enjoyed being in water!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

So Big

I guess Henry is starting to understand things more. We're pretty sure he knows what 'no' means already - even if he doesn't always listen. He's gotten pretty good at letting us know how big he is when we ask:

Friday, June 18, 2010


So many notable milestones lately... Crawling, pulling himself up, news of becoming a big brother. But I think this milestone may top them all. Henry's first time eating pizza! For those that know Dad, he could pretty much live off pizza (and practically did for a couple years). So this was a very momentous occasion. Henry loved it cried when it was over. He acts out how Dad feels about pizza...