Friday, January 18, 2013

Milestone Alert

Last week, Henry turned 1. Joe made this beautiful banana cake with peanut butter and chocolate frosting. The filling is marshmallow cream. We went with an Elvis theme as Henry shares his birthday.

At age one, Henry crawls very quickly, eats like a champ and loves to feed himself, and giggles if you turn him upside down. He waves bye-bye, claps if you say "yay," and just learned to sign "more" if he wants more food. He will say mama and dada if he really wants us, but mostly just points and says "uh" for what he wants. This is how he often looks at the end of a meal:



Today, he pulled himself to standing, and then let go! Two times!

Stella got her first major hair cut yesterday. She has had it trimmed twice, by her babysitter at my request. The last time was over a year ago. This bob do I did myself, as she sat on a kids' chair in front of me and watched a show. Cutest questions she asked me regarding the haircut: "will it hurt?" and "will it grow long before Ellen gets to see it?" (our neighbor and sometimes babysitter, who she sees at least once a week).
 Before (the day before):
After:



Henry got his first haircut today. Joe did it while Henry sat in his high chair and made it difficult by constantly trying to see/grab the scissors. He only did the back and around the ears.


They are growing and changing quickly and I am not doing a great job at recording it. Goal for next week: update Henry's baby book.