Saturday, December 28, 2013

Henry's First Snow Walk

Henry had his first walk in the snow this week. It was adorable to see how he sought out the snowy patches to hear the crunch of the snow, and how interested he was by the texture changes between the snow and the icier patches. I'm looking forward to the next snowfall so we can break in his snow pants!

Related posts:
Visions of the Snowpocalypse
Wordless Wednesday / Seen Around Midtown: Winter Wonderland
Henry's First Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, everyone! 

Whatever you celebrate (or don't), I hope the end of this year is full of light, laughter, family and friends for each and every one of us. :)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Xmas Oraments Are Hanging Memories

One of the things that makes me feel most nostalgic around Christmas time is putting up the tree and looking at all the ornaments I've been given over the years. I love how each one brings its own memories with it. Whether they're from when I was a child...

...or since I've grown up, each one means something special, and I love pulling them out each December.

It's been a delight creating Henry's own ornament collection. He received several from his family last year, and his Nana has already hung some new ones on the tree for him this year.

What are some of your favorite holiday items?

Related posts:
Henry's First Christmas
Henry's First Christmas - Part 2
Deck the Halls!
What To Watch for the Holidays

Friday, December 6, 2013

Little Henry's Big Adventures

People kept asking me to give Henry his own Facebook page, so I finally capitulated. Feel free to follow, if you're so inclined!

Related posts:
Henry Is a Little Person
May and Henry Go Trick-or-Treating
Happy First Birthday, Henry!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I See a Purple Cat, a White Dog...

Lately Henry has been quite picky about what books he will and will not listen to. On the list of books he likes is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See written by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle.

Image via Quill Quips

His two favorite characters in the book are the white dog and the purple cat. He often pets them and blows them kisses while we're reading the book to him, and sometimes he wants to go back to their pages to pet them s'more! So I decided that I painting of his two favorite animals from the book would just tickle him pink.

I've been working on it for a few weeks and recently finished it up. I showed him the painting when I was part-way through with the purple  cat and he smiled and waved, so I'm glad that the characters will be recognizable to him. Can't wait to see his face when he opens it up on Christmas Eve.