Some super wonderful-ness from the Thompson family!
My sweet little Henry! You have grown so much in the last month! You walk around pushing chairs and walk your way around the ottoman. You also love to eat and will eat just about anything (when you aren't throwing your food on the floor). You have 6 teeth and the cutest smile and giggle. You love copying your big brother and playing with him when he's not pushing you around. You absolutely love when daddy gets home from work and if I say "Daddy's home," you look straight at the door. You are most definitely still a mommy's boy though and I just love hanging out with you and making you laugh. Your personality is shining through more and more and I love watching you grow. I can't believe it's been almost a year since you were born!
Looking back at the changes over each month is so crazy and fun! You are almost a toddler!!!
It's amazing the ways your grow each month Henry. You crawl around so speedily I can barely keep up. You LOVE to say "no" and it's probably one of the cutest things I've ever seen. You still barely need any sleep at all to function so joyfully. I can't even believe it. You sleep less than Elias on most days and you are always happy. Well, almost always happy, you are most unhappy at bed time. I honestly think that it's because you know you are missing out on some sort of fun. You are such a chatterbox. You babble on and on and I'm certain you think we can understand you. I think you will be talking early like your brother. I can't help but laugh every time you flee as fast as possible when I come after you for trying to put something in your mouth or touching something you know you shouldn't. When you do that you laugh SO hard I can't help but laugh along. I just couldn't enjoy time with you more if I tried. You are so fun to be around. I love watching you grow and am so blessed to be your mommy.
This picture reminds me so much of my little sister Erica's baby pictures which makes me think he must look more like our side of the family than I think. He is also feeling much better than in last month's picture!
And the lovely outtakes!
As some of you may know, this Christmas, we decided to make a play kitchen for Elias because he really enjoys pretend cooking and washing dishes. We found an old entertainment unit during large garbage pick-up on the side of the road for free. After getting it home and putting some plans together we made an adorable little kitchen for Elias to play with.
A little paint makes a huge difference! We got paint from Front Porch Mercantile (except chalkboard paint I already had) and I love it! Such a sweet store too!
We made a chalkboard wall on the side and the front of the oven. Elias added some pretty chalk lines to it right away!
The sink is a stainless steel bowl and the tap is our old sprayer. The window above the sink has a picture that my mom took in it. I love the pretty view.
My favourite part is the pots and pans hanging above the stove. It makes me think of a fancy kitchen!
We even installed a little touch light in the stove.
Henry, you are growing into such a little boy! You have started to crawl normally but will still often revert to the army crawl. You pull yourself upright on your knees to reach for things all the time. It is so fun to watch you motor around and play. Usually you like to stay close to mommy though and I can't say that I mind one bit. I love our snuggles and making you giggle. You put up with a lot from your brother and rarely complain when he is pushing you around or giving you big squeeze hugs. We are pretty sure we have heard you saying a few words like "mama, dada, up and done" but it's hard to be sure whether or not it was a coincidence and you definitely don't do it every time. You also have two teeth and are seriously working on some others. Watching you grow is so incredibly fun and every month it feels like we get to know you so much better. I just love you so much and treasure our time together....even some sleepless nights.
Finally some outtakes again... it was a rough shoot!