When we leave the house, I try to experience every moment for the first time. This means that I’m open to taking the long route, to stop and smell the roses, to explore, to really pay attention to my surroundings.
Sometimes when doing this, we find little gems like this alley art. #pictureperfect
If you don’t believe in love-at-first-sight then you haven’t seen these photos! While packing up the stroller for a picnic at Treasure Island with friends, Henry spotted his daddy’s basketball in the trunk of the car.
He reached for it and the rest is history. He hasn’t let it leave his sight. Hen is currently holding it in his little lap sitting on the floor next to me while I type this. Oh BOY!
Still don’t believe me? We wanted to test out the “ball”
Still don’t believe me? We wanted to test out the “ball” and see if he would get the association if we were on a basketball court. Well, I’m happy to report that he knew exactly what to do. Let’s say he learned it from television. He and his dad have “guy time” when big sporting events are on TV and with the end of March Madness, Hen picked up a thing or two.
Over the weekend, Hen+I headed over across Bay Bridge to hang out in Berkeley with a few girlfriends. From meeting sweet dogs, to trolling the streets, to testing out Ms. Laura’s new kitchen utensils, Hen had quite the adventure.
In another phase of establishing his independence, Hen wants to WALK everywhere. He reaches out his sweet little hand to hold mind and will even position it (correctly, according to him) so that we can walk hand in hand.
You may be horrified to know that by the end of our excursion, Henry was laying on University Avenue in downtown Berkeley to take a nap. He was DONE. Poor guy. We are currently in this stage where he lays down wherever he is at the moment he starts to feel tired. Oh BOY! This isn’t a great idea given our urban lifestyle given the amount of THINGS that can be found on the ground in the SF Bay Area
Oh BOY! This isn’t a great idea when living an urban lifestyle with the amount of THINGS that can be found on the ground in the SF Bay Area. I can not even think about it…
No matter how many times a day I sweep and mop, the floor always has some sort of speckle, spot, or stain on it.
Hen loves playing in the kitchen cabinets while I do laundry and meal prep. Today he chose the tea cabinet and the shiny aluminium can caught his attention – the tea jar!
He’s so stinking cute that I am more than happy to clean up any mess he creates. When I think about how all the mess and chaos is a learning experience for him, it eases the anxiety I feel about things being out of place.
This is a must post! Throwback to this time last year when I had a tiny little adorable TWO-month-old. That part of my life is such a bluuuurrrrrr. Blame lack of sleep. Blame being on cloud 9. Blame the baby pinks, also known as post-partum mania.
Even at two months, lil’ Hen had the coolest hair, the brightest eyes, and the juiciest little lip.
Gah! I could stare at him all day long.
Wait, sometimes I do! True confession! And then when he goes to sleep, I sometimes continue to stare at his baby monitor, while also browsing photos of our past year together.
This guy is my world. He is the brightest star in my universe. He is the apple of my eye. We are two peas in a pod.