Oh my little big guy! He is just a dream. Look at that sweet face! Henri turned nine months on the 15th. This month he really started showing us what a big boy he is. He is crawling ALL over the place, pulling himself up on everything and showing interest in walking already. It's so crazy how different each kid is. Lucia really didn't care to crawl and started walking at 11 months. But Henzo...he is determined to get around. When we cage him in...he gets super annoyed and starts whining. Josh says he's a go-getter.
He is rocking size 2T now...Is 24 pounds and 30 inches. He is about 80 percentile for everything. Yea...I don't know why he is the size of a toddler already but I figure he will thin out when he starts moving more...or he will just be a big dude like Josh.
His two front teeth are half way out, so he is putting every single thing in his mouth. Which if you know me and my germaphobia, makes me totally bonkers. He has chewed on; dust balls, hair, Lucia's jellies, Josh's flip flops, styrofoam, mail, belts, the vacuum...barf. Now friends, I like to pride myself on keeping a very clean home, but man, this kid is fast and he just gets into things!!
He is still a big cuddle bug and loves to be held. He is most comfortable in someones arms. He is also beginning to communicate more. We can tell when he wants more food, is all done, when he wants to play or needs a nap.
Here are a few photos of our sweet Henri Obi!
I can hardly believe it...where has the time gone! She was just born!?! Tears!
Ok enough of that.
....So I have this problem...well Josh says its a problem...where I feel the need to go bigger on birthdays than the previous year. My brainstorming for Lucia's 4th began with renting ponies and a petting zoo....and calmed down to just hiring a fake Cinderella.
She really wanted another Lion Guard party like last year and for me to rent a lion...but....yea... I nixed the Lion Guard party and pretty much forced her to do a princess party. We are going to Disney soon and I wanted her to get in princess mode. Even though she really wanted lions and hyenas at the house she ended up loving the party and had a blast with the Cinderella!
So I want to tell you guys about Lucia. Lucia is growing into such a sweet girl. She is a great big sister, constantly hugging Henri and wanting to help with him. She is compassionate. She feels bad if I kill a bug in the house and if a friend is crying she walks up to them, hugs them, tells them "it's okay," and then hands them a toy or something to make them smile. She is energetic and loves to run around, wrestle and play sports. She is fierce. Challenging and asking questions about everything...which if you know me...I love. She has a wild and wonderful imagination, telling stories about butterfly castles and hyena fortresses. She is smart and boasts a HUGE vocabulary that is littered with words some high school students would have a hard time understanding. She critically thinks when you explain something to her....and lastly, she loves the Lord. She prays without prompting and has big faith. I am so proud of the little lady she is growing to be.
Here are some pictures from her princess party. We love our sweet Lucia.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.