Woohoo! Hen is all smiles as he blows kisses to his teacher and preps for his big plane trip tomorrow.
We received a new note on the Brightwheel app from Henry’s teacher at Montessori school, and I just HAVE to mark this occasion.
Hen is speaking in sentences now. At 24 months, 2 weeks, he is one smart cookie and such a chatter box.
And as far as reading, this kid LOVES books. LOVES them! He reads them in the car. He reads them in bed. He reads them in between playing trains. This kid always has a book in hand. Yes, we do live next to a bookstore and a library. Yes, he has been going to both since he was a few days old. And yes, he has a mini library at home. When we read at night, I can hear him whispering the words after I read them. It is like he is committing the words to memory and cataloging them in his brain for when he is ready to speak them.
We had a great, relaxed weekend, even though it stormed and rained in SF!
On Saturday, Henry went to the women’s march.
Gloves, coats, and winter boots made it into the suitcase! Brrrrr!
I owe you an apology. While our morning was seemingly normal – eating a bagel with cream cheese, playing with your toys, and making coffee together, I was distracted. I didn’t give you my full attention.
I found it hard to tear myself away from the news on TV. Specifically, the inauguration of our new President, Donald Trump.
I am filled with sadness as this inauguration has a very different feel then the one Mama attended 8 years ago when we swore in President Barack Obama. While we should be filled with hope and optimism, our nation is divided and most of us have tears in our eyes. We aren’t ready to say goodbye to President Obama. We aren’t ready to accept this change.
While you’re at school reading books, tracing letters, and expanding your beautiful mind, we are glued to the tv terrified of our future.
And an apology for the actions of our nation. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know that we will fight for you to keep kindness in your heart, love for all beings, and an optimistic outlook.
Henry’s classmate, Arlee, had her third birthday party at the Children’s Creative Museum in downtown SF.
I don’t know what I would do if he got any cuter! Don’t listen to what people tell you about the terrible twos! There’s nothing terrible about it. You’re the best! Xoxo
As soon as Henry saw the big a$$ cinnamon roll, he kept saying “cinnamon roll” (in his own little words). In an effort to put some weight on him, we gave in! Henry was in heaven! I’m sure he had a sugar crash at a school today but I believe it was worth it.
He was soooooo CUTE eating it.
Henry is two and tons of fun. We took him to his two year checkup yesterday where we found out he is perfectly normal.
He has a big brain as his head is still in the 99th percentile! He is a petite little guy who weighs 24 lb 7.9 oz (11%) and his height is 33.27″ (29%).
He was vaccinated for the flu and cried when he saw the doctor.
Afterward, we treated him to dinner and made a quick pit stop at the Nike store in Union Square so his daddy could exchange his basketball shoes. Hen carried the shoes around the store saying, “mine!”