Lily loves the swing. As she became more and more comfortable, Daddy pushed her higher and higher. It was great, except for the sunburn she received on her right shoulder. She doesn't seem bothered by it, by I am. Her skin is fair like mine. I was smart enough to protect her head but that's as far as I went. Not too smart.
Henry and Seven making faces
We went to Toi Thai on Wilshire in Santa Monica. We got the Eggplant, Pumpkin,Tofu and a peanut curry that had potatoes and a couple other veggies. Henry ordered noodles and took the time to gently remove all traces of anything else off of the noodles before he would eat them. Picky kid. Hopefully one day he'll grow out of it. I can only hope.
Mama ducks and babies
Pirate, Merlin, dogs....
This was a house that we passed on a family walk the other night. My favorite shot is the woman who is swimming in the grass and is about to meet an alligator. I wonder how long this family has been collecting these gems for everyone to see. Henry liked the dogs digging in the yard. Lily could see the cows but everything else was lost on her. We spent awhile making sure we saw everything and didn't miss anything. But I bet we missed something. There was SO much going on in this one little yard. I bet they really do it up for Halloween. Maybe we'll have to go there and trick or treat.
Sometimes I look at Henry and I don't know where he came from. He is so different from his dad and I. He loves to be the center of attention, loves to make everyone laugh, is not afraid to stand up in front of a crowd. So unlike us. He comes from people who sit in the back of the class, don't draw attention to themselves, who are fine being in a crowd but not having all eyes on them.
Henry is a great kid. He can make me crazy at bedtime when he won't go to sleep or when he wakes me up at 4am to tell me he thought of a new comic book to make. But he just wants to have a good time. To have lots of adventures and laughs along the way.
I feel so lucky to be able to watch him grow up. To watch him become more Henry everyday that passes.
I love you, Henry.
Playtime with Lily yesterday ended up having these rubber blocks being put on our faces. This is Lily looking not into the game. I swear that I was subjected to this as well but there aren't any photos.
Henry has one more day of school. He is so happy to start summer but I'm sure he'll miss his buddies at school. He has many cool camps to go to this summer. He will be a busy kid. Hopefully it won't be TOO busy!
Henry has been asking for his hair to be cut for awhile now. I found him the other day looking at himself in the mirror. When I asked what was up he responded "i look like a girl?" So we made the appointment. At first he wanted it all off, for his hair to be able to spike up. But the adults thought it should be done a little bit at a time to make sure he was ready for this. So for now, this is the new look. In a few weeks or not, he might want to go shorter. But for now, he says he has surfer hair.
Our friend, Marcel, brought over six bars of chocolate from Holland. I didn't want to eat all of them straight. So I grated some chocolate and made scones. There were eight to start with...now there's only one left. I didn't eat them all but I did do my share of eating them.
Matt took this photo a couple years ago. I stumbled upon it recently and remembered how much I like it. We have to go there again soon. Henry loves going to the Long Beach Aquarium. I'm hoping to go the Monterey Aquarium this summer.