Saturday, February 21, 2015

Backyard Exploring

Henry had a sleepover on Saturday.....Sunday was GORGEOUS and we had many plans to hike, golf and other things outside...but Henry needed to take a nap. Again, me no likie sleepovers.

So, the girls and I decided to explore the green space behind our house. It was SO much fun. They honestly thought they were hunting through the jungle. Hilarious.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Memory for Lifetime

At Christmas time Henry played a "bracket" of his favorite songs. Meghan Trainor had two of his top five. I looked to see if she was coming to town...and she was....on Feb 13th......but the show was sold out. I told my mom. The next day I got a text from my mom that read "OMG...OMG....CALL ME". Normal text from a 68 year old. Turns out, she went on Stub Hub and got tickets for him for Christmas.....and she bought three as she wanted to go too. Seriously, I have the most fun loving mom ever. 

The concert was last night. It was a little frustrating in that it was in one big room and poor Henry couldn't see the stage. So.....I hoisted him on my back and held him most of the concert. That said, she was AWESOME. It was only the 2nd concert of her tour and she really talked with the crowd and has a pretty insane voice...for that kind of music :) The best was how excited Henry was to hear all the songs and to sing every word....alongside his mom and grandma. Pretty fun memory.

I need a new phone -- pictures were horrible...and frankly I was more focused on holding Henry up..... so memories are in my  head  :)

Our Sweet Artist

The one present Henry wanted from Santa was 50 colored pencils so that he could do drawings. He put them to MAJOR use in decorating his Valentines day box.  In typical Henry fashion, he researched a bunch of soccer clubs and did logos from the ones he thought were the best. I heart this kid. He also got a valentine from a girl that told him he was the cutest boy ever. He was very excited to tell me this simple fact.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Our Tough Bug

We are in the thick of basketball season. Henry had a tournament this past weekend with games starting at 8 am and coach wanting them there at 7...ouch. Of course Henry was THRILLED and really pumped. 

They played well and made it the championship game, which was very close. They ended up winning - but to me, that wasn't the best part of the experience. 

Henry is the point gaurd, which is a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. I have to say, I got emotional on the sidelines watching him. He plays with such poise, calmness and true love of the game. There are definitely some drawbacks to sports, but the benefits he is reaping ten fold. He is learning about true "toughness" as his coach says, which is really more about true character and work ethic and I love that his coach is about adamant about teaching that first. He is learning about the power of a team - with people who have very different skills and strengths - something I feel like I deal with daily at work. He is learning how to control is nerves. Most importantly. he is having the time of his life.....which then, makes me eternally grateful and having a pretty good time too.

 The week after the tournament the coach let Henry take home the trophy!!! He said it was because Henry was MVP and deserved it. I have to say, I have never seen Henry so filled with was a tear jerker moment. He was go careful with the trophy on the car ride home and when he walked in, he kissed it and said "You're home baby".